Sheridan County

The Sheep Creek Fire burning four miles from Dayton isn't yet a threat to the town of around 800 people, according to Mayor Norm Anderson. In an interview with Sheridan Media, the mayor recalled a more disastrous fire a few years ago.

Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson says officials and residents are vigilant about the fire that's burning within four miles of the town, but at this time, they're in no danger.

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.

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