Archive - Sep 2012 - News

September 9th

3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Walk

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Saturday was a perfect day for a walk and 260 folks walked a mile and a half to raise support and awareness for suicide prevention. It was the 3rd annual “Out of the Darkness Community Walk.”

Brewfest 2012

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Temperatures in the low 80's, sunny with a slight breeze, for some, it's perfect weather to sit back and have a beer. There were plenty of beers to choose from at the inaugural Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Brewfest held Saturday at Whitney Plaza.

Poll Question of the Week

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The Gilead Fire continues to grow in the proposed Rock Creek Wilderness Area. Started by lightening on August 14th, the fire has burned well over 5000 acres.

Latest Gilead Fire News From Incident Command

The western flank of the Gilead Fire showing the rough country it is burning in. Photo courtesy of Incident Command.

(Sunday, September 9 @ 3pm) Evelyn Morgan, with the Gilead Fire Incident Management Team, released the latest information on the fire this afternoon.

Buffalo Meeting On Gilead Fire Draws Concerned Residents

Gilead Fire Incident Commander Chuck Russell addresses the crowd at the public meeting in Buffalo Saturday.

The public meeting on the Gilead Fire held in Buffalo Saturday evening drew about 50 concerned citizens who wanted to be updated on the current fire situation and to ask questions of those in charge of fighting the fire.

Gilead Fire Update September 9: 5,720 Acres, 40% Containment

The update from the Incident Management Team on the Gilead Fire was early Sunday morning, and as of 6am the fire is at 5,720 acres and 40% contained.
The change in acreage for the fire is again due to better mapping, according to the release.

USDA: Food Budgets Fall Short for 13 Percent of Wyomingites

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Food insecurity is taking up more table space in Wyoming. The U-S-D-A has released new statistics on how many families have a tough time providing regular nutritious meals. Close to 13 percent of Wyomingites are in that situation, a percentage that has been creeping up since 2006.

Sheridan Media Week In Review

Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

September 8th

Notes From This Week's Jo Co Commission Meeting

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting earlier this week, approved catering permits for the upcoming Bison Backers' Banquet and NRA Banquet.

Gilead Fire Update: 5,300 Acres and 30% Contained

The Incident Management Team on the Gilead Fire released the latest information on the fire this morning, and as of 8am, the fire was listed at 5,300 acres and 30% containment. The change in acreage was credited to better mapping.