The Dayton Fire District and Wyoming Game and Fish together will pay 49 percent of the cost of fighting the Sheep Creek Fire that started nearly two weeks ago in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton.

Classes will start during the next few weeks for students in Sheridan County's three school districts, starting next week with Sheridan County School District 3.

Three candidates have filed for positions on three of Sheridan County's six fire districts.

The Sheep Creek Fire in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton is still being monitored but remains unchanged from earlier this week.

The numbers of people at the Sheep Creek Fire in Tongue River Canyon are down from a peak of 130 to around 10 this week, with the blaze now at 100 percent containment.

Management of the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton that’s now 90 percent contained has been handed over from the forest service to the local firefighters.

Earlier this week, Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair interviewed one of the local firefighters who have been battling the wildfire in the Tongue River Canyon. She filed this story.

The Sheep Creek Fire in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton remained at 90 percent containment Tuesday afternoon, and management transitioned from a Level 3 team to a less intensive Level 4.

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