The 5th Street bike path project which was just let and awarded to the S & S Builders last week for $2 million will be underway shortly. This project will close the 5th Street bridge for approximately 40 days this fall beginning in the middle of August.
Effective at 12:01am Friday morning, the Bighorn National Forest will be implementing stage 1 fire restrictions. These regulations are intended to prevent human caused fires during a time when the forest has a fire danger of very high as a result of the hot, dry weather in recent weeks.
Currently at 85% containment, the Hatchery Fire, burning 7 miles east of Tensleep, should be fully controlled within the next few days. At 2,802 total acres burned, this human caused fire was started by a mechanical failure, more specifically overheated brakes.