Sheridan County

A house on College Street that was damaged by fire earlier this week was unoccupied and had been used for storage for many years by Annie Greenthumb's.

Filing is now open for elections in five Sheridan County Fire Districts.

More than 100 firefighters continue to battle the wildfire that has burned through 1,000 acres of timber and grassland in the mountains above the town of Dayton.

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. 6, 1915.

UPDATE Aug. 5 1:30 p.m. – More accurate mapping reveals the Sheep Creek Fire is smaller than originally estimated.

A grant application to receive state funds to improve the air quality in Sheridan County was approved this week by the county commissioners. They also approved a change in a roadway on the east side of Sheridan and vacated alleyways in the Downer Addition. Leslie Stratmoen has the details.

Wildlife officials have now announced the closure of the Amsden Creek Habitat Area threatened by the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn National Forest in the Big Horn Mountains above Dayton.

Teams of fire-fighting crews from across the state are in the Dayton area, northeast of Sheridan, working on the Sheep Creek Fire burning since Sunday in the Bighorn National Forest up a canyon, about four miles from Dayton, a town of about 800 people.

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