Archive - Jul 2012 - News

July 5th

County Rules and Regulations Amended

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County Rules and Regulations Amended

Amendments to the Sheridan County rules and regulations governing zoning for small wind energy systems were approved this week by the Sheridan County Commissioners.

County Approves Contract With RMA

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County Approves Contract With RMA

Sheridan County Commissioners approved a contract with Rocky Mountain Ambulance to provide emergency medical services to Sheridan County residents. Prior to the Commissioner's approval, County Administrator Renee' Obermueller pointed out that the subsidy to RMA continues to go down.

Buffalo City Officials Remind Residents of Watering Restrictions

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Officials with the City of Buffalo want to remind residents that watering restrictions are in effect and that the City's Police Department will be checking for violations of the restrictions, where violators could be subject to fines.

July 4th

2nd Annual Freedomfest

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Seven year-old Nerissa Sanchez participates in the watermelon eating contest.

Close to 400 folks showed up for the 2nd annual Freedomfest held behind the Sheridan Rec. District building at the old Woodland Park School. Sheridan Rec. District Dale Boedeker

07/05/12 Fires Update

Smoke trails rise from a newly ignited fire 13 miles north of Sheridan. The fire started early Tuesday evening. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

UPDATE 6:30AM 7/5/12

Hot and dry conditions continue to feed wildfires throughout Wyoming and Montana. Here's a breakdown of recent fire activity in Wyoming and southeastern Montana.

Sheridan Congratulates 12 new American Citizens

Twelve new Americans were recognized during a naturalization ceremony at the Fourth Judicial District courtroom yesterday. Each applicant went through an extensive process that included interviews, background checks and academic testing.

BLM Public Review Of North Fork Bentonite Through July 23

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office recently announced the availability of a plan of operations for the proposed North Fork bentonite mining project northwest of Kaycee.

Fireworks In Big Horn Tonight

The Big Horn Fireworks Show is geared up to go off tonight after sunset. The Ucross show has been canceled due to dry conditions, so this will be the only show for miles around Sheridan.

July 3rd

Fire in Northern Sheridan County

Fire in northern Sheridan County Tuesday night.
Fire near Ash Creek Road in northern Sheridan County.
Fire near Ash Creek Road in northern Sheridan County.

Crews from the Ranchester Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in northern Sheridan County at approximately 5:30 pm Tuesday. The fire is located on Ash Creek Road near the Youngs Creek Mine 13 miles north of Sheridan.

Ranchester Council Bans Fireworks

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Ranchester Council Bans Fireworks

The Ranchester Town Council voted to ban commercial fireworks at their meeting Tuesday night. Ranchester in the past has allowed commercial fireworks on the 4th of July, however, after the Council's decision to enact a ban, they will not be allowed at all this year.