Buffalo

Buffalo's City Council voted to extend the existing franchise agreement between the city and Optimum Cable.

Today at the Johnson County Fair will be the Beef Competitions, meetings on the upcoming State Fair in Douglas and the rodeo will get underway with early roping events.

Buffalo's Annual Johnson County Fair and Rodeo Dance In The Park will be this Friday night at Prosinski Park downtown.

The Johnson County Fair continues the rest of this week, and more results from livestock and other competitions were released.

In the Horse Shows, highlights included Champion Senior Showman Alanna Starkovich and FFA Champion Showman Cahill Ellingwood.

Lightning across the Sarpy Hills Tuesday night has sparked seven new fires on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. A media release from the Bureau of Indian Affairs states that the East Sarpy fire has covered over 40,000 acres since it was first detected Wednesday morning.

Sheep

Results from the 2012 Johnson County Fair Sheep Shows are:

Champion Senior market Showman: Lauren Rives.
Reserve: Taz Hulet.

Champion Intermediate Market Showman: Taylor Rives.
Reserve: Quynn Kennedy.

A two-day workshop in Sheridan called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, is coming to Sheridan next month. The class is targeted to those who might be in a situation where they'll have to talk to someone about suicide, such as police officers, teachers or emergency reponders.

It's no big secret that dry conditions in the area are putting forests and communities at risk for wildfires. Last week, a small fire started in Banner that knocked out power to hundreds of people for a few hours overnight.

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