Archive - Jun 27, 2012 - News

Johnson County Fire Ban To Go Into Effect Thursday

Johnson County's Commissioners have called a special meeting for Thursday, June 28 at 9am to ratify a county-wide fire ban effective immediately.

Tongue River State Park Affected by Fire Near Ashland, MT

Tongue River State Park Affected by Fire Near Ashland, MT. (Courtesy Photo)

Tongue River State Park in southeastern Montana has been without electricity since about 8 pm Tuesday evening.

County Commissioners Special Meeting on Fire Restrictions Thursday

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County Commissioners Special Meeting on Fire Restrictions Thursday

Sheridan County has announced that there will be a special meeting of the County Commissioners Thursday morning at 8 o'clock regarding fire restrictions within the County.

Johnson County Sheriff Gives Update On Cato Fire

*UPDATED* Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek gave a quick update on the Cato Fire Wednesday morning to the county commissioners, and spoke to Sheridan Media afterwards.

Kozisek explained the situation.

18 New Fires Reported in the Rockies

Fires around the Rocky Mountain region light up last night's sunset. (Photo by Meagan Knudson)

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Report for today reports 18 new fires have erupted in the Rocky Mountain region, 10 of which are uncontained.

Wildfire smoke may aggravate asthma, allergies

Photo by Meagan Knudson
Photo by Meagan Knudson
Photo by Meagan Knudson

With several wildfires burning nearby and a few days of high winds, the city of Sheridan has been blanketed in a distinct cloud of smoke.

Meeting on Railroad Historic District Draft Master Plan is Thursday

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Gould Street is part of the Sheridan Railroad Historic District.

A meeting to present and discuss the draft master plan for the Sheridan Railroad Historic District will be held Thursday night at the historic Sheridan Inn. In 2004, the Sheridan Railroad Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Open House for Flood Insurance Rate Maps is Thursday

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Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

The new digital flood insurance rate maps for Sheridan County are finished and there will be an open house this week where the public can view them. Officials from FEMA will be on hand to answer questions about the maps, which were recently completed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Governor Mead Expresses Grave Concerns about EPA’s Proposed Coal Regulation

Governor Mead Expresses Grave Concerns about EPA’s Proposed Coal Regulation

In a media release issued by Governor Matt Mead's office, it states that the Governor says federal regulations are slowly and relentlessly smothering America’s coal industry.

Enzi Applauds Passing of FDA Safety and Innovation Act

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and Tom Harkin from Iowa praised the final passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.