Archive - Jun 28, 2012

Cato Fire In Mop-Up Stages, Says Jo Co Fire Chief

Johnson County Fire Chief Wes Johnson

The Cato Fire, which has burned 27,700 acres northeast of Buffalo, is in mop-up stages as of Thursday evening, according to Johnson County Fire Chief Wes Johnson.

Demo Work Underway

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Demolition work on the McDonald's at North Main in Sheridan got underway this week. A building similar to the McDonald's on Coffeen and Brundage Lane will be constructed at the North Main location.

Photos by Sarah Richter

Lummis Weighs In on Affordable Care Act

Congresswoman, Cynthis Lummis, spoke to Sheridan Media shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as “Obamacare.”

WJRA Rodeo - Sheridan, June 23 & 24

Saturday All-Around

Pee Wee: Levi Graber, Gillette
Junior Girl: McKenna Clingman, Laramie
Junior Boy: Colter Ellis, Cody
Senior Girl: Jordan Bauer, Casper
Senior Boy: Koy Myers, Buffalo

Sunday All-Around

Pee Wee: Grace Peterson, Buffalo
Junior Girl: Ellie Bard, Sheridan
Junior Boy: Kade Stoner, Casper
Senior Girl: Alexis Manley, Laramie
Senior Boy: Bryson Miranda, Sheridan

Saturday/Sunday Average Winners

Pee Wee Barrell Race: Levi Graber, Gillette
Pee Wee Pole Bending: Grace Neubauer, Lander
Pee Wee Goat Tail Tying: Wade Corson, Baggs

Senator Enzi Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Ruling

Senator Enzi Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Ruling

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi was quick to express his disappointment with the Supreme Court's ruling that the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional, giving the the Government the power to continue implementing the law.

Johnson County Fire Chief On Cato Fire Situation

A tired but hopeful Johnson County Fire Chief Wes Johnson took a few minutes to update Sheridan Media on the status of the Cato Fire northeast of Buffalo.

Clearmont Firefighters are Set: Please Divert Donations

Firefighters in Clearmont have been showered with monetary and food donations to assist their efforts in controlling the Cato wildfire.

Johnson County Enacts Full Fire Restrictions

At a special meeting Thursday morning, the Johnson County Commissioners signed Resolution No. 459A, implementing full fire restrictions in the county, effective immediately.

Cato Fire In Sheridan County Fire Line Is Established

Sheridan County fire warden, Bill Biastoch, reports firefighters have successfully established a fireline around the portion of the Cato wildfire that extends into Sheridan County.

Ashland, MT Evacuated

The Rosebud County Sheriff's dispatch confirmed reports that Ashland, Montana, was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to fires near the area. More than 800 people were evacuated to nearby Lame Deer, Colstrip and Broadus.