Sheridan

It's no big secret that dry conditions in the area are putting forests and communities at risk for wildfires. Last week, a small fire started in Banner that knocked out power to hundreds of people for a few hours overnight.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spent Tuesday traveling to Weston and Albany Counties to get a firsthand glimpse of the devastation caused by two of the largest wildfires that have burned so far this year in Wyoming.

Private giving to the University of Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30th exceeded 40-million dollars for the second year in a row.

The National Weather Service issued an update on wildfires in the state this morning, including the fire west of Buffalo in the Bighorn Mountains that has been burning since Monday.

Ambre Energy North America, Inc. and one of its subsidiaries, KCP, Inc., filed a counterclaim against Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary, Western Minerals, LLC.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters L276 will be hosting a Fire OPS 101 event in mid September that will involve members of the local media and elected public officials. Fire Chief Terry Lenhart explains.

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds candidates and political entities that state law requires them to submit a campaign finance Receipt Report by Tuesday, August 14th.

Sheridan's smaller citizens are gearing up for their first hunts, ever. An important step in getting prepared for the season for kids is to complete a hunter's safety course sponsored by the Game and Fish and Sheridan Recreation District.

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