Sheridan

Tuesday's meeting of the Johnson County Commissioners will begin with a discussion of the proposed lease of Lake DeSmet by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

The Sarpy Hills complex of fires still stands at 82,000 acres and 65 percent containment.

The Sarpy Hills complex of fires threw a slight smell of smoke over the City of Sheridan during the weekend caused by isolated smokes burning in the interior of the fire. As of this morning, the 82,000 acre fire, which was started by lightening, is 65 percent contained.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee will be holding two candidate forums this week. Both candidate forums will take place at the Sheridan College CTEL at 7 pm this Wednesday and Thursday.

The Sheridan City Council tabled a rezone request from a property owner at 600 KROE Lane in Sheridan. Mr. Hart is requesting to rezone 2.6 acres from B-1 business to M-1 industrial to make his property more marketable. The Council will once again consider the item this evening.

Tourism through Sheridan has picked up this summer, which is good for the city's revenue. Penny Becker, executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, explained that recovery from last year has been slow.

A family home is making a treck from Big Horn into the city of Sheridan tomorrow morning, and the project's coordinators are hoping for the patience and cooperation of Sheridan citizens in their paths. The house will make its way from Bird Farm Road to Highway 335, then on to Big Horn Avenue.

It was the 7th Annual Sheridan College Big West Arts Festival held at Sheridan College this past weekend. Thirty-three artists, both local and nationwide, in a variety of mediums, had their works on display.

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