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July 10th, 2012

Youth Triathlon This Saturday In Buffalo

The Buffalo Swim Club's second annual Iron Youth Triathlon is this Saturday at the Johnson County Family YMCA in Buffalo.

The competition is for kids up to age 15, participating in swimming, biking and running events.

Johnson County To Address G&F Lease Concerns Wednesday

Johnson County will present their concerns and wishes concerning the proposed Game and Fish lease of Lake DeSmet at the G&F Commission meetings in Lander this week.

Firefighters Predict A Long Fire Season At Squirrel Creek

Firefighters say it's unlikely that Wyoming's largest wildfire will be fully contained until fall or winter.

Rain and cooler temperatures are helping firefighters, but officials caution that the fire season is still young and warm, drier weather is returning this week.

Sheridan Trolley Will Double as Rodeo Shuttle

Photo by Tracee Davis

One of the Sheridan Trolleys is going to deviate from its usual downtown route to provide logistical support for the rodeo, starting today. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dixie Johnson.

Justice Center JPB Updates Jo Co Commission

At last week's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, the Buffalo-Johnson County Justice Center Joint Powers Board gave their quarterly update to the commission.

Three Options For Herds Needing Feed

Cattle who survived the Ash Creek fire are in great need of pasture and feed to avoid starvation. Several federal programs are in the works to help affected ranchers. (Incident Management Team photo)

Ranchers with surviving livestock who need access to feed have three programs that may provide assistance to them, according to a media release from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

July 9th

Wildfire Takes Pasture From Livestock, Ranchers

Horses graze in a pasture singed by the southeastern Montana fires complex. The fire is expected to be contained today. (Photo courtesy of Incident Management Team))

The southeastern Montana complex of fires has created a debacle for ranchers in the area.

First Interstate Bank Takes Supplies For Fire Victims

Highway 212 yields a blackened landscape due to the southern Montana complex of fires. (Incident Management Team photo)

First Interstate Bank has initiated a collection effort to help wildfire victims start to re-build their lives after their homes and communities were devastated by a complex of fires in southern Montana.

County Board And City Council Appointments Approved

Scott Madsen

Various board and council positions were officially filled at last week's Buffalo City Council and Johnson County Commission meetings.

Johnson County Approves Construction Of Fuel Station

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners gave the go-ahead to construct the county's proposed fuel station.