Johnson County

Smoke continues to fill the skies over Sheridan though wildfires burning in both Sheridan and Johnson counties are nearly contained.

In Johnson County, Wyoming, the Gardner Peak Fire, burning west of Kaycee, was nearly contained by Sunday and firefighters were expected to be released today.

Buffalo City Attorney Ben Kirven spoke on a number of subjects during his report to the city council at their last meeting, giving his opinion on how the city should address the issues.

At their last regular meeting, Buffalo City Councilman Russ Humphrey asked Building Inspector Toby Rhoades what was being done to alleviate city lots that were continuing to need mowed.

The Gardner Peak Fire, located west of Kaycee, is now estimated to be 95% contained, and has so far burned about 29 acres of sagebrush and insect-killed timber about one-half mile north of the Gardner Mountain Wilderness Study Area.

UPDATE – Better mapping has established that the Gardner Peak Fire in southern Johnson County is smaller than originally estimated.

The 7th Annual Sheridan College in Johnson County Rope For Knowledge Scholarship Roping is today at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo.

Powder River Fire District Public Information Officer Marilyn Connolly has released the latest information on the Gardner Peak Fire, in southern Johnson County.

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