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July 12th, 2012

Ash Creek Fire Is Out, But Not Over

The view from Diamond Butte Lookout shows land singed by the Ash Creek Fire. The fire is now 100 percent contained after the fire devoured almost 250,000 acres of land over the course of two weeks. (Photo by Gerald Vickers, Incident Management Team)

The Ash Creek Fire in southeastern Montana is reported completely contained after approximately two weeks of active fire behavior that destroyed 249,562 acres of BLM, county, and private land.

Senior Center Dog Show Saturday In Buffalo

The Buffalo Senior Center will be hosting a dog show this Saturday for fun (and some fun prizes) and all types of dogs and their human companions are welcome to participate.

Wyoming Wednesdays Builds Bridges Between Cultures

Small spectatiors take in some of Joseph LaForge's family heirlooms. LaForge was this week's guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce's Wyoming Wednesday lecture. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Wyoming has some shoddy history when it comes to intercultural relations with Native Americans. Joseph LaForge, whose Crow name is Red Bear, remembers being kicked out of a resteraunt as a young boy because of his heritage. He grew up hearing stories from his grandparents about the subjugation of his family and even the massacre of their horses. While it's a sore spot for both settlers and natives here, Joseph is doing his part to leave the past in the past and bridge the gap between the two cultures.

Runway Construction Update

The Sheridan County Airport is in the middle of runway construction, but great care is being taken to prevent disruption of air traffic.

JCHC Board OKs Increases In Prep For Budget Approval

At their last meeting, the Johnson County Healthcare Board of Trustees approved price increases, increases in wages and pension contributions and the capital budget in preparation for approval of their final operating budget later this month.

July 11th

G&F Does Not Budge On Lake DeSmet Lease Conditions

The Wyoming Game And Fish Commission has been meeting in Lander this week to discuss a number of issues including the proposed lease of water at Lake DeSmet. They chose to stick to the original lease conditions and not negotiate at all with Johnson County.

West Prong Fire Contained, Several Others Nearly Contained in Sheridan County

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West Prong Fire Contained, Several Others Nearly Contained in Sheridan County

Several fires burning around Sheridan County are most likely responsible for much of the smoke around the region Wednesday. The West Prong Fire, which was started by lightning early Tuesday morning is now contained.

Justice Office's Role Regarding Minors and the Street Dance

The Sheridan County Justice Office.

Monday we told you about some of the strategies that local law enforcement is using to try and thwart underage drinking at the street dances in Sheridan.

Down the Creek They'll Go

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Down the Creek They'll Go

Hundreds of little plastic ducks are getting set to make their way down Big Goose Creek in Kendrick Park this Friday in Sheridan as part of the annual Kiwanis Duck Race.

Lummis Makes Floor Statement to Repeal Obamacare

Lummis Makes Floor Statement to Repeal Obamacare

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis joined other members of the House Tuesday to voice their support for the repeal of Obamacare. Lummis went over the top ten reasons why the health care law is bad for women.