Sheridan County

Five new fires have been discovered in Yellowstone National Park, which now brings the total of fires reported in the park this year to 14. Yellowstone Public Information Officer Al Nash says that all of the fires are relatively small in size.

A Federal Aviation Administration shutdown in July forced the Sheridan County Airport to wait on an grant that would allow them to renovate their taxiway, but airport Manager John Stopka said Friday that they received that grant this week, and now they will be able to start the project in September.

Ranchester will celebrate 100 years since its inception as a town this Saturday with events going on all day along Highway 14 East.

Fires have spread resources thin across Wyoming and Montana, after lightning caused multiple fires throughout the week. Warm temperatures and low humidities have created dangerous fire conditions for these areas.

Eight wildfires were reported in the northern Big Horn National Forest after thunderstorms brought lightning across the area Thursday. Largest of these, the West Pass fire is about 15-acres in size.

Most of us go for an evening walk, an afternoon walk, or an early morning walk. David Parrish from Spokane, Washington is out for a 2,000 mile walk and he'll be passing through Sheridan Today. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter
has more.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds received some good news this week as the National Park Service has formally listed the Fairgrounds Historic District on the National Register for Historic Places.

The Powder River Basin Resource Council will be holding their 6th annual Harvest Celebration this Saturday in Sheridan. Bill Bensel with the Resource Council explains that the annual event is a chance to showcase food produces at local farms and ranches.

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