Sheridan County

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Forester Bill Crapser says the state's resources are "pretty well taxed" as crews battle eight fires throughout the state, six of which started within the last week.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters fear that more wildfires may break out in western Montana and northern Idaho later this week, with more lightning storms in the forecast.

Elk hunting is looking pretty good for the 2011 fall hunting season with the Sheridan area containing some of Wyoming's great elk areas. An abundance of spring rains gave the herds plenty to eat producing some healthy trophy elk this year.

Smoke from a number of wildfires burning in Montana and Wyoming has raised some air quality issues throughout the Sheridan region.

Efforts to preserve the value of Wyoming coal will be the focus of a symposium scheduled at the University of Wyoming Thursday.

As part of an effort to connect all pathways in Sheridan, two new area pathways officially opened with ribbon cuttings Wednesday afternoon.

With the help of residents paying just a few extra pennies each month on their electric bills, the Powder River Energy Foundation is able to give back to the community. Communication Specialist for PRECorp, Kristin Kelly, explains their Operation RoundUp.

St. Labre Indian Catholic High School in Ashland, Montana will delay the start of its school year until Monday Aug. 29 because of multiple wildfires in the area.

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