Johnson County

The Sarpy Hills complex of fires still stands at 82,000 acres and 65 percent containment.

The Sarpy Hills complex of fires threw a slight smell of smoke over the City of Sheridan during the weekend caused by isolated smokes burning in the interior of the fire. As of this morning, the 82,000 acre fire, which was started by lightening, is 65 percent contained.

Tourism through Sheridan has picked up this summer, which is good for the city's revenue. Penny Becker, executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, explained that recovery from last year has been slow.

A family home is making a treck from Big Horn into the city of Sheridan tomorrow morning, and the project's coordinators are hoping for the patience and cooperation of Sheridan citizens in their paths. The house will make its way from Bird Farm Road to Highway 335, then on to Big Horn Avenue.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder updated the city council on a number of items at the last council meeting in July.

The 2012 Johnson County Fair and Rodeo concluded this weekend with the parade and other events both Saturday and Sunday.

Results for the 2012 Johnson County Fair Beef Shows were:

FFA Beef Showman: Bryce McKenzie.
Reserve: Kelley Largent.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from environmental groups that sought to block federal coal leases in Wyoming's Powder River Basin on the grounds that burning the coal would contribute to global warming.

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