Johnson County

The Big Horn National Forest announced in a news release Friday that smoke may appear periodically across the northern Wyoming area this fall, as they will be conducting a series of prescribed burns - about 3,500 acres worth - across different forest districts.

Closed because of landslides in July, Devils Canyon Road, FSR 14, is now open to passenger vehicles, according to a release from the Big Horn National Forest.

An inmate serving seven to ten years for larceny was reported on escape status by the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp Friday at 6:30 am, after he was discovered missing while on work detail at the State Fairgrounds in Douglas.

Sheridan High School students can be seen wearing pink Friday, along with others in the community, after students sold more than 500 t-shirts to raise more than $2,000 for the Welch Cancer Center.

The inaugural Sheridan Media "Hillbilly 'Limpics" were held Thursday night at Fremont Toyota, with contestants showing off their skills in different hillbilly-themed tasks in an attempt to win tickets to Saturday's much-anticipated Wyoming/Nebraska game.

The Johnson County Commission accepted two grants earlier this month, one from Homeland Security and the other from the Wyoming Department of Health.

The Friends of the NRA (National Rifle Association) Banquet will be Saturday evening at the Johnson County Fairgrounds' Community Building in Buffalo.

At their lone meeting earlier this month, the Johnson County Commission reviewed a number of applicants for various board positions and approved them.

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