The Bighorn National Forest has announced that due to more accurate mapping, the Gilead Fire northwest of Buffalo is now reported to be 730 acres in size. Fire officials had estimated the size of the fire at more than 900 acres early Friday.
The Incident Response Team assigned to the Gilead fire reports that updated mapping of the fire now shows it at 730 acres. A media release issued early Friday indicated that it had grown to over 900 acres.
Law enforcement has made another arrest for charges of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance/methamphetamine, bringing the reported weekly total to 24. Michael Richard Wiley was apprehended yesterday by the Division of Criminal Investigation's Northeast Enforcement Team (NEET).
The Buffalo City Council voted to approve on third and final reading Ordinance No. 1358, to vacate a portion of an alleyway to adjacent landowners. City Attorney ben Kirven will have a Quitclaim Deed for the mayor to sign at the next council meeting.
The Johnson County Healthcare Center's 2012 construction project should be completed by the end of September, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward, who updated the hospital's Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting Wednesday night.