Archive - Aug 2012 - News

Notes From August 21 Buffalo City Council Meeting

The Buffalo City Council voted to approve on third and final reading Ordinance No. 1358, to vacate a portion of an alleyway to adjacent landowners. City Attorney ben Kirven will have a Quitclaim Deed for the mayor to sign at the next council meeting.

JCHC Construction Nearly Done, Next Phase In Planning

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's 2012 construction project should be completed by the end of September, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward, who updated the hospital's Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting Wednesday night.

Buffalo City Planner Updates County on Joint Projects

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery updated the Johnson County Commissioners on joint city/county projects and also gave a report on the city/county engineer position.

Montgomery said Crazy Woman Square is on schedule to be completed by December of this year and so far is under budget.

August 30th

Law Enforcement's Perspective

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We've heard the City of Sheridan's perspective on how things have faired in regard to the decision to close Kendrick Park from 10 pm to 6 am, now we'll hear what law enforcement's take on the situation is. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens.

Add Two More to The List

You can now add two more to the list of individuals arrested for methamphetamine distribution in Sheridan, as the Division of Criminal Investigation's Northeast Enforcement Team and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a male and female for allegedly distributing methamphetamine.

Growth Potential Remains High For Gilead Fire

(Photo Courtesy of the BHNF)
(Photo Courtesy of the BHNF)
(Photo Courtesy of the BHNF)

The Bighorn National Forest issued a media release regarding the latest information on the Gilead Fire northwest of Buffalo. It states that Chuck Russell’s type 3 incident management team took over management of the fire early Thursday morning. Safety concerns preclude firefighters on the ground.

BHNF: Area Closure Near Gilead Wildfire In Effect

According to information released through InciWeb Incident Information System, Big Horn National Forest Supervisor Bill Bass has signed an emergency area closure related to the Gilead Fire.

Twin Buttes Fire to Be Contained Soon

The Twin Buttes Fire burning north of Burgess Junction should be contained soon. (Photo Courtesy of the BHNF)

The Bighorn National Forest has issued a media release that states that the Twin Buttes Fire is expected to be contained soon, perhaps sometime later today. The fire is burning north of Burgess Junction and has consumed about five acres of lodgepole pine.

NEET: Sheridan Meth Bust Is More Than Meets The Eye

Yesterday, law enforcement announced 21 people from Sheridan and the surrounding area were arrested on felony drug conspiracy and distribution charges. These arrests stem from a two-year investigation of four methamphetamine distribution rings.

USFS: Wilderness Designation Does Not Stop Firefighting

The Gilead Wildfire, which is burning 10 miles northwest of Buffalo, currently has a Type 3 National Incident Response Team Assigned to it, but there are no firefighters on the scene of the fire at this time due to the inaccessibility of the terrain.