Buffalo

UPDATE 5:07 PM
Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have confirmed that the Gilead Fire 10 miles northwest of Buffalo in the National Forest has grown substantially after a very active Wednesday. BHNF Public Affairs Specialist Susie Douglas.

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in cooperation with the Northeast Enforcement Team (NEET), Sheridan Police Department, and Sheridan County Sheriff's Office arrested 21 individuals after a two-year investigation regarding drug activity in the Sheridan area.

With Sheridan being one of the top tourist destinations in Wyoming, it's understandable residents here get pretty comfortable when it comes to their home security. While Sheridan isn't overrun with crime, Detective Jim Arzy with the Sheridan Police Department reminds citizens there are a few quick, easy things people should do to safeguard their home against burglary.

The Associated Press reports more people in the eight-state Mountain West region are expected to make a Labor Day getaway compared with last year.

Sheridan County Fire Warden, Bill Biastoch, reports the fire approximately 7 miles north of Clearmont has grown to somewhere between 1500 and 2500 acres.

This year's drought has taken its toll on the state's hay crop, but Wyoming officials have agreed to provide some relief to those looking to import or transport hay.

Wyoming's unemployment rate increased slightly in July to 5.6 percent - the second straight month the state's jobless rate has gone up.

At the Johnson County School Board meeting Monday night, the administrators from the schools reported that student enrollment looks to be very much the same as at the end of last school year, but cautioned that numbers will probably change these first few weeks of school.

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