Sheridan County

The fires burning in southeastern Montana, now known as the Sarpy Hills Complex, burned a mobile home on the Crow Indian reservation just after midnight this morning.

The town of Lame Deer, MT and the area north on Highway 39 to the reservation border is being evacuated due to approaching wildfires. Tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs public safety personnel are assisting. Highway 39 is closed between Lame Deer and Colstrip due to fire activity.

The Sheridan Senior Center will be hosting a community presentation this month entitled “Ending Elder Abuse”. The presentation will be given by Paul Greenwood, who's been the head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit since 1996.

Penny Becker, executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, says that if you think there's nothing to do this weekend, you're not paying attention.

The National Wildlife Federation released a report criticizing the Powder River Basin's increased coal train traffic, alleging the concerns of pollution and noise caused by the trains outweighs the beneficial economic productivity.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital regularly participates in consumer satisfaction surveys and uses the data it receives to fine tune its services. Among with the work-intensive process of transferring over to an Electronic Medical Records system, the hospital recently got results from a Leapfrog survey, which is geared toward helping employers gather hospital statistics to help them make decisions regarding employee benefits.

The 34th Annual Klondike Rush 10K and 5K race will be this Saturday in Buffalo.

The Johnson County Family YMCA, along with Farm Bureau Financial Services and the Bank Of Buffalo have teamed up to bring the popular event back again this year.

Officials with Sheridan County and the Sheridan County Conservation District have been busy this week holding a series of public meetings on the impairment of the Goose Creeks in Sheridan County.

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