Johnson County

The Bighorn National Forest Service announced late Friday that Stage 1 fire restrictions for the Bighorn National Forest will go into effect at midnight Sunday, July 1st. Forest Supervisor Bill Bass said that low snowpack and an unseasonably warm and dry spring have prompted the restrictions.

Wyoming is dipping deep into its firefighting budget.

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report lists a new fire in Albany County this morning. The fire is reported to cover 4,000 acres of county land 28 miles northeast of Wheatland. Evacuations of nearby areas are in effect.

Although Sheridan County Commissioners have instated a ban on private individuals setting off fireworks, public displays are good to go.

The Carousel Committee of the Buffalo Downtown Association will be holding a special event Saturday to reintroduce the public to the Cowboy Carousel.

Arnette Tiller, with the Carousel Committee, tells us about the event and its purpose.

Lawyers, doctors, administrative professionals and other skilled workers have a new outlet to facilitate charitable contributions to the community.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital board of trustees approved the FY 2013-2014 budget Wednesday.

Sheridan Game and Fish Office Manager Lori Roe was awarded the 2011 Peer Recognition Award at a Wyoming Game and Fish Department meeting held at the YMCA of the Bighorns near Buffalo on June 13.

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