Archive - Jul 2012 - News

July 1st

Ash Creek Fire Continues to Grow

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Unloading supplies in Ashland.

Named the most dangerous fire in Montana history, as of last night, over 157-thousand acres have been burned in the Ash Creek Fire on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation near Ashland and Lame Deer, Montana. Hot, dry, and windy conditions continue to make this an extremely dangerous fire as it is rapidly moving to the north and east. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott hopped a bus bringing in supplies to Ashland and brings us this story.

Ucross Cancels Fireworks Show

The annual Ucross Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for Tuesday night at the Ucross Foundation has been cancelled due to the danger of fire from the hot dry weather.

Authorities Release Names of Boy Scouts Killed in Wyoming Crash

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Authorities have released the names of three Boy Scouts and their Scout leader who were killed in a head-on collision while driving back to Colorado from a camp in Wyoming.

Evacuations Ordered Due to Ash Creek Fire

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Sheridan Media has learned that the Powder River County Sheriff is advising residents to evacuate as the Ash Creek Fire continues to move to the North and East.

Fire Restrictions In Effect For All BLM Lands In NE Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office, in a media release, announced it has implemented fire restrictions on public lands in Sheridan, Johnson, and Campbell counties effective June 29, due to dry conditions and high fire danger.

June 30th

Summer Season Is Time To Prevent Heat Injury

In the past week, Sheridan saw multiple days with temperatures of 100 degrees or above.

Lummis Votes In Favor of Attorney General's Prosecution

Representative Cynthia Lummis voted Friday to prosecute the U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, for contempt of Congress.