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July 4th, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

Commissioners Postpone Decision on Sawmill CUP

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Commissioners Postpone Decision on Sawmill CUP

The bulk of Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting revolved around a request for a conditional use permit from Dennis and Shirley Cathey to operate a portable sawmill on their property at 498 Wildcat Road. The County Planning and Zoning Commission denied the request at their June 7th meeting.

NE Wyoming Fire Update

Wildfires are now burning on about 6,000 acres in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The Highlands Fire has scorched about 400 acres near Newcastle is 60 percent contained. It has destroyed five structures and damaged two others.

Gov. Mead Commends Forest Firefighters

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, visited the Arapaho fire in the south-central portion of the state and praised Wyoming's wildfire fighters, who have been working a lot of overtime this season.

G&F Offering Leftover Deer, Elk, Antelope Licenses

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer leftover licenses for elk, deer and antelope to the public.

Evacuations Ordered Near Laramie

A wildfire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie has prompted new evacuations.