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Various Fires Continue to Burn in Crow Agency, Montana

In a report from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a firefighter received surgery on his lower leg Tuesday afternoon after cutting himself with an ax while fighting the Lone Tree Fire. The firefighter had been stripping bark from a cottonwood before felling it. Fire Management Officer Dale Glenmore said that the firefighter's chaps and personal protective equipment saved him from a worse injury.

Sheridan Man Serving Jail Time In Drug Case

Local, State, and Federal authorities had been working to stop a methamphetamine delivery ring in Sheridan since 2003. Yesterday, 50-year-old Jerry Melneck was sentenced for his part in the distribution of the drug between 2003 and 2007.

Woman Enters Plea After Embezzling From Local Parent-Teacher Organization

A woman charged with taking over $7,000 from a local parent-teacher organization was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. 35-year-old Angela Meckle entered a guilty plea on one count of larceny by bailee. Meckle was president of the Coffeen Elementary School PTO in October 2007 and August 2008 when the crimes took place.

Some County Residents Voice Concerns About Comprehensive Plan

Residents United for Rural Areas and Lifestyles expressed their concerns with the recently adopted Sheridan County Future Land Use Plan. The group is comprised of Sheridan County residents that live south of the City of Sheridan. Their concerns are that the future transportation maps of Sheridan County show road networks that do not reflect the views of area residents.

Fairgrounds Takes New Look At Master Plan

Yesterday, The Sheridan County Commissioners voted unanimously to alter their contract with EnTech Engineering, which is working on designing implementation projects for the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. EnTech had been designing a new parking lot and landscape work to fix drainage issues on the west side of the fairgrounds.

Sheridan County Commissioners Thinking Energy Efficient

The Sheridan County Commissioners held their first meeting in September yesterday and Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher was there.

Ranchester Town Council Elects To Leave Dog Ordinance Alone

The Ranchester Town Council met for their first meeting of September Tuesday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there.

Two months ago, Ranchester residents Rick and Kathy Dellit addressed the council with their concerns over the town's ordinance pertaining to noisy dogs, in particular how citations were being issued.

Maurices To Help Dog And Cat Shelter With A Fashion Show Later This Month

In conjunction with the final 3rd Thursday downtown street festival in Sheridan, Maurices will be doing a fashion show at the band shell at Kendrick Park. The fashion show is part of a national promotion entitled “Rescues and Runways” that will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter.

Bob Ernst Remembered as a Man "Who Always Thought of Others"

St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Sheridan held a full sanctuary Monday morning as Robert Ernst was honored in a memorial service following the fatal shooting that took his life last Wednesday morning in his home. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Back To School

Teachers and students were excited to start another school year yesterday. Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty made sure to visit all the schools to see how things were going.