Archive - Aug 7, 2012

No Decision From Jo Co on G&F Lease Of Lake DeSmet

The Johnson County Commission hosted a public discussion with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at their regular meeting Tuesday morning.

Fire Danger is Very High on the BHNF

Fire Danger is Very High on the BHNF

Despite a few days last week of cooler temperatures that produced small amounts of precipitation, fire danger in the Bighorn National Forest remains very high. BHNF Fire Management Officer Jon Warder.

Commissioners to Consider Septic System Permit Fee Waiver

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Commissioners to Consider Septic System Permit Fee Waiver

Last week Sheridan County hosted three public meetings to inform and educate people living within 100 meters of the Goose Creeks about water quality in the creeks and their tributaries.

The Great Garbage Grinder Debate

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The Sheridan City Council spent over an hour Monday night debating a proposal to lease a lateral grinder and excavator for the disposal of construction and demolition material at the City Landfill.

Rezone Request Approved on First Reading

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A request from Sheridan resident Ken Hart to rezone 2.6 acres of land at 600 KROE Lane from B-1 Business to M-1 Industrial was tabled by the Sheridan City Council at their July 16th meeting. The item was removed from the table Monday night and approved on first reading.

Primary Election is in Two Weeks

The Primary Election in Wyoming is now just two weeks away. Sheridan County Elections Director Brenda Kekich says that some of the polling places withing the County have changed.

Lease Of Lake DeSmet On Agenda For Jo Co Commission

Lake DeSmet

Tuesday's meeting of the Johnson County Commissioners will begin with a discussion of the proposed lease of Lake DeSmet by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Johnson County Fair & Rodeo Parade Winners

The overall winner of the 2012 Johnson County Fair parade, the Big Horn Basque Club.

The 2012 Johnson County Fair and Rodeo Parade featured over 70 entries this year, with their interpretation of the theme “Dancing With The Steers.”

Regional Job Fair Looking for a Few Good Employers

According to U.S. Chamber of Commerce statistics, veterans are more likely to be unemployed than someone who never served in the military.

Sarpy Fire Complex Holds Steady

Damage from the Sarpy Hills Fire complex, as seen via heilo. Many of the pondersoa pines in the area were not burned because they have adapted thick bark to withstand wildfires. (Photo Courtesy of the National Incident Management Team)

The Sarpy Hills complex of fires still stands at 82,000 acres and 65 percent containment.