Sheridan County

A rapidly spreading wildfire has burned at least one structure and forced the evacuation of up to 400 people on Casper Mountain.

Authorities say as many as five structures have burned so far in the path of the Sheep Herder Hill Fire about 10 miles southeast of the Casper city limits.

The Gilead Fire, near Buffalo, now encompasses 5,760 acres within the Big Horn National Forest.

Ptolemy Data Systems is celebrating the completed construction of their new data center by hosting an open house Wednesday.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is mulling a proposal to increase licensing fees for elk hunters by up to 50 percent.

Wyoming governor, Matt Mead, is still waiting on a response to questions he posed to the Secretary of Health and Human Services last July regarding the optional expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

(Sunday, September 9 @ 3pm) Evelyn Morgan, with the Gilead Fire Incident Management Team, released the latest information on the fire this afternoon.

The public meeting on the Gilead Fire held in Buffalo Saturday evening drew about 50 concerned citizens who wanted to be updated on the current fire situation and to ask questions of those in charge of fighting the fire.

The update from the Incident Management Team on the Gilead Fire was early Sunday morning, and as of 6am the fire is at 5,720 acres and 40% contained.
The change in acreage for the fire is again due to better mapping, according to the release.

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