Sheridan County

Firefighters are working to suppress a new 5-acre wildfire in Yellowstone National Park.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday focused on representatives from the local governments giving an update on their current economic situation.

The Sheridan County Road and Bridge department will be treating Holloway Avenue between 13th and 15th Streets today for dust abatement for the second time this year.

The Sheridan County Airport is in the middle of runway construction, but great care is being taken to prevent disruption of air traffic.

The Ash Creek Fire in southeastern Montana is reported completely contained after approximately two weeks of active fire behavior that destroyed 249,562 acres of BLM, county, and private land.

Wyoming has some shoddy history when it comes to intercultural relations with Native Americans. Joseph LaForge, whose Crow name is Red Bear, remembers being kicked out of a resteraunt as a young boy because of his heritage. He grew up hearing stories from his grandparents about the subjugation of his family and even the massacre of their horses. While it's a sore spot for both settlers and natives here, Joseph is doing his part to leave the past in the past and bridge the gap between the two cultures.

The Wyoming Game And Fish Commission has been meeting in Lander this week to discuss a number of issues including the proposed lease of water at Lake DeSmet. They chose to stick to the original lease conditions and not negotiate at all with Johnson County.

Several fires burning around Sheridan County are most likely responsible for much of the smoke around the region Wednesday. The West Prong Fire, which was started by lightning early Tuesday morning is now contained.

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