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June 27th, 2012

18 New Fires Reported in the Rockies

Fires around the Rocky Mountain region light up last night's sunset. (Photo by Meagan Knudson)

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Report for today reports 18 new fires have erupted in the Rocky Mountain region, 10 of which are uncontained.

Wildfire smoke may aggravate asthma, allergies

Photo by Meagan Knudson
Photo by Meagan Knudson
Photo by Meagan Knudson

With several wildfires burning nearby and a few days of high winds, the city of Sheridan has been blanketed in a distinct cloud of smoke.

Meeting on Railroad Historic District Draft Master Plan is Thursday

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Gould Street is part of the Sheridan Railroad Historic District.

A meeting to present and discuss the draft master plan for the Sheridan Railroad Historic District will be held Thursday night at the historic Sheridan Inn. In 2004, the Sheridan Railroad Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Open House for Flood Insurance Rate Maps is Thursday

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Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

The new digital flood insurance rate maps for Sheridan County are finished and there will be an open house this week where the public can view them. Officials from FEMA will be on hand to answer questions about the maps, which were recently completed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Governor Mead Expresses Grave Concerns about EPA’s Proposed Coal Regulation

Governor Mead Expresses Grave Concerns about EPA’s Proposed Coal Regulation

In a media release issued by Governor Matt Mead's office, it states that the Governor says federal regulations are slowly and relentlessly smothering America’s coal industry.

Enzi Applauds Passing of FDA Safety and Innovation Act

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and Tom Harkin from Iowa praised the final passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

BOE Rules In Favor Of Johnson County In Tax Protests

The Johnson County Board Of Equalization heard two seperate 2012 property tax protests at the County Commissioner's meeting last week, ruling in favor of the county in both protests.

USFS Reminders For Cloud Peak Wilderness Visitors

The Bighorn National Forest Powder River District Ranger Mark Booth would like to remind visitors to the Cloud Peak Wilderness west of Buffalo that registration is required for anyone entering the wilderness area.

Sheridan Police Address Rx Drug Theft, Abuse

One of the staples of police work in Sheridan is the ongoing battle against prescription drug abuse. Already this week, officers responded to another report of stole prescription medications. Lt.

JCSD1 Awards Contract For Resurfacing Track At Grace Field

JCSD1 Board of Trustees

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees, at their Monday meeting, awarded the contract to resurface the track at George Grace Field to Renner Sports Surfaces of Denver.