Johnson County

Firefighters are on the scene of a wildfire burning about 11 miles northeast of Hyattville in the Bighorn National Forest. According to a media release from the Bighorn National Forest, the Black Butte Fire was reported late last night and has burned about 11 acres.

The Rosebud Complex in southeastern Montana continues to grow rapidly, as the six fires that make up the complex are now estimated at over 131,000 acres with 0 percent containment. The six different fires are located anywhere from four to thirty miles south of Rosebud, Montana.

The fires burning in southeastern Montana, now known as the Sarpy Hills Complex, burned a mobile home on the Crow Indian reservation just after midnight this morning.

The town of Lame Deer, MT and the area north on Highway 39 to the reservation border is being evacuated due to approaching wildfires. Tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs public safety personnel are assisting. Highway 39 is closed between Lame Deer and Colstrip due to fire activity.

The Sheridan Senior Center will be hosting a community presentation this month entitled “Ending Elder Abuse”. The presentation will be given by Paul Greenwood, who's been the head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit since 1996.

Penny Becker, executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, says that if you think there's nothing to do this weekend, you're not paying attention.

The National Wildlife Federation released a report criticizing the Powder River Basin's increased coal train traffic, alleging the concerns of pollution and noise caused by the trains outweighs the beneficial economic productivity.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital regularly participates in consumer satisfaction surveys and uses the data it receives to fine tune its services. Among with the work-intensive process of transferring over to an Electronic Medical Records system, the hospital recently got results from a Leapfrog survey, which is geared toward helping employers gather hospital statistics to help them make decisions regarding employee benefits.

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