Johnson County

The Gilead wildfire is now 6140 acres and 50 percent contained. Assets assigned to the fire today include one helicopter with a 12 person rappel crew, two engines, and the Incident Command  Team for approximately 30 personnel.  The cost to date is $2.2 million.

Two illegal campfires in the Big Horn National Forest have been attributed to starting wildfires.

Optimum Cable Service has the latest Franchise Agreement from the City of Buffalo, and City Attorney Ben Kirven said they will be looking the agreement over and giving the city a decision soon.

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners heard an update from Volunteers of America personnel Scott Duncan and Terry Wall, who recapped the last year of services they provided the county, saying everything so far is “going great.”

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Wednesday at the Occidental Hotel to give Paul Hansen, with the Concord Coalition, a chance to present the organization's message of fiscal responsibility within the Federal Government.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced that the Bud Love Wildlife Management area is now once again open to the public. The area had been closed temporarily, as fire crews battling the Gilead Fire on the Bighorn National Forest were using it for a staging area.

The Powder River Ranger District has announced some areas previously closed due to the Gilead wildfire have been reopened.

Sheridan Native, Jordan Quintana, is emerging as one of the most elite amateur ballroom dancers in the nation.

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