Sheridan County

UPDATE – The U.S. Forest Service has announced 50 percent containment of the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton.

As the Sheep Creek wildfire continues to burn in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton, the National Weather Service is forecasting a 60 percent chance of rain showers in the area into the evening.

A public meeting has been called for 6 p.m. Sunday on the Sheep Creek Fire in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton.

A public meeting to present the design of the proposed reconstruction of Fifth Street in Sheridan will be held Monday night at the Best Western in Sheridan. Ronda Holwell of the state transportation department gave us the project details.

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement continue to investigate the exact cause of the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains west of Dayton. The official term that’s been given to the fire is that it is an “undetermined human caused” fire.

Thirty-six Sheridan County 4-H and FFA youth will compete in the Wyoming State Fair Aug. 8-15 in Douglas.

Wyoming Game & Fish reported that a cow elk in Kendrick Park in Sheridan was put down on Friday morning.

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Aug. 8, 1915.

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