Sheridan County

Officials with the National Incident Management Team have confirmed the Gilead fire, which is burning in the Big Horn National Forest approximately 10 miles northeast from Buffalo and 8 miles from Story, has now reached 1720 acres.

The Sheridan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a resolution giving public notice of Sheridan County's intent to amend their rules and regulations pertaining to subdivisions within the County, in particular, how water rights are disposed of when property is subdivided.

Last week, 24 people were arrested in or around Sheridan for charges related to distribution of methamphetamine.

The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first ever Sheridan Brewfest at Whitney Plaza from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, and tickets purchased in advance are $10 off.

Most Sheridanites aren't aware that companies who manufacture generic prescription drugs aren't required to update warning labels when health issues surface with brand-name equivalents. Across the nation, dozens of lawsuits have been dismissed because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling last year.

Friday, Federal authorities announced intentions to remove Wyoming gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, which would effectively transfer management of the population over to state officials.

Over the weekend, over 150 people attended an informational meeting held at the Story Fire Hall to update folks and answer questions about the Gilead Fire burning approximately eight miles southwest of Story.

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have released the latest information on the Gilead Fire.
The report, as of Monday afternoon, September 3, was the fire grew by 300 acres yesterday, and is now 1,359 acres. It is located roughly eight (8) miles southwest of Story.

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