Johnson County

The Buffalo City Council voted to approve on third and final reading Ordinance No. 1358, to vacate a portion of an alleyway to adjacent landowners. City Attorney ben Kirven will have a Quitclaim Deed for the mayor to sign at the next council meeting.

The Bighorn National Forest issued a media release regarding the latest information on the Gilead Fire northwest of Buffalo. It states that Chuck Russell’s type 3 incident management team took over management of the fire early Thursday morning. Safety concerns preclude firefighters on the ground.

According to information released through InciWeb Incident Information System, Big Horn National Forest Supervisor Bill Bass has signed an emergency area closure related to the Gilead Fire.

Yesterday, law enforcement announced 21 people from Sheridan and the surrounding area were arrested on felony drug conspiracy and distribution charges. These arrests stem from a two-year investigation of four methamphetamine distribution rings.

The Gilead Wildfire, which is burning 10 miles northwest of Buffalo, currently has a Type 3 National Incident Response Team Assigned to it, but there are no firefighters on the scene of the fire at this time due to the inaccessibility of the terrain.

As of 6 o'clock this morning, the Gilead Fire, 10 miles northwest of Buffalo, has been taken over by a Type 3 Incident Management Team. Public Affairs Specialist for the Big Horn National Forest, Susie Douglas.

Earlier this week, Sheridan Media News touched on the subject of poverty in Sheridan.

The Johnson County Commissioners held a public workshop on Wednesday to discuss the proposed lease of water in Lake DeSmet by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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