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August 3rd, 2012

Evacuations Lifted on SE Montana Reservation

Evacuations Lifted on SE Montana Reservation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have lifted an evacuation order and reopened roads that had been closed due to a wildfire threatening the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

Black Butte Fire in the Bighorns

Firefighters are on the scene of a wildfire burning about 11 miles northeast of Hyattville in the Bighorn National Forest. According to a media release from the Bighorn National Forest, the Black Butte Fire was reported late last night and has burned about 11 acres.

Rosebud Complex Fire Continues to Grow

Rosebud Complex Fire Continues to Grow

The Rosebud Complex in southeastern Montana continues to grow rapidly, as the six fires that make up the complex are now estimated at over 131,000 acres with 0 percent containment. The six different fires are located anywhere from four to thirty miles south of Rosebud, Montana.

Sarpy Hills Complex Burns Home, Forces Closure of US 212

A fire map showing the various fires burning in southeast Montana. The fires are now known as the Sarpy Hills Complex

The fires burning in southeastern Montana, now known as the Sarpy Hills Complex, burned a mobile home on the Crow Indian reservation just after midnight this morning.

August 2nd

Lame Deer Evacuations Underway

The town of Lame Deer, MT and the area north on Highway 39 to the reservation border is being evacuated due to approaching wildfires. Tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs public safety personnel are assisting. Highway 39 is closed between Lame Deer and Colstrip due to fire activity.

Ending Elder Abuse Presentation

Paul Greenwood will be speaking at an Ending Elder Abuse event in Sheridan later this month. (Courtesy Photo)

The Sheridan Senior Center will be hosting a community presentation this month entitled “Ending Elder Abuse”. The presentation will be given by Paul Greenwood, who's been the head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit since 1996.

All About Keeping it Safe

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Sheridan Police Sergeant Tom Ringley

The Trails End Concert Park in Sheridan will be the site for the Foghat/Blue Oyster Cult concert this Saturday night, which should draw a good crowd to the park for a night full of music.

What's Going On This Weekend?

Penny Becker, executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, says that if you think there's nothing to do this weekend, you're not paying attention.

Friday At Johnson County Fair: Youth Rodeo, Dance In Park

Friday features the Youth Rodeo, Rodeo Slack as well as 4H and FFA Round Robin events at the Johnson County Fair.

The Youth Rodeo kicks off at 9am this morning in the arena.

At 10 am is the Pie Contest and the Talent Contest will be at 2pm.

SMH Gets Few Relevant Leapfrog Stats

Sheridan Memorial Hospital regularly participates in consumer satisfaction surveys and uses the data it receives to fine tune its services. Among with the work-intensive process of transferring over to an Electronic Medical Records system, the hospital recently got results from a Leapfrog survey, which is geared toward helping employers gather hospital statistics to help them make decisions regarding employee benefits.