Johnson County

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.

The City Of Buffalo hosted a public workshop Tuesday evening in City Hall to discuss the city's open container law, the possibility of changing it and whether or not to allow furniture on city sidewalks.

Wednesday's livestock events at the Johnson County Fair include swine, goats, rabbits, and poultry.

Swine Showmanship begins this morning at 8am.

The Meat Goat Show starts at 11 followed by the Dairy Goat Show at noon.

The rabbit show begins at 1pm followed by poultry at 2:30.

Johnson County's Fair week began Sunday and before livestock events were the pet shows.
Sunday was the Dog Show, and results were made available Tuesday.

Quynn Kennedy won the Rally Category. Champion Obedience went to Ellie Renkert, and the Best Of Show was won by Jamie Bunning.

At their last meeting, the Buffalo City Council learned from City Attorney Ben Kirven that he has been in contact with the owner of the Econolodge on East Hart Street and discussed removal of air conditioning units that have been dumped in the city-owned ditch and adjacent property behind the motel.

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