WWA Hits the Road To Educate About Wilderness Designation

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is hosting a conference today in Casper to kick off a statewide educational campaign surrounding wilderness area designations.

Today's Gilead Fire Stats

(photo by Michelle Jensen)

The Gilead wildfire is now 6140 acres and 50 percent contained. Assets assigned to the fire today include one helicopter with a 12 person rappel crew, two engines, and the Incident Command  Team for approximately 30 personnel.  The cost to date is $2.2 million.

Two Illegal Campfires In BHNF Started Wildfires

The Paintrock Lakes Fire was started by an illegal campfire Sept. 2. (Photo courtesy of BHNF)
The Twin Buttes Fire burned burned seven acres. (Photo courtesy of BHNF)

Two illegal campfires in the Big Horn National Forest have been attributed to starting wildfires.

Optimum Discussing Greenleaf Service With Buffalo Council

Optimum Cable Service has the latest Franchise Agreement from the City of Buffalo, and City Attorney Ben Kirven said they will be looking the agreement over and giving the city a decision soon.

VOA Report To Jo Co: Everything is Going Well

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners heard an update from Volunteers of America personnel Scott Duncan and Terry Wall, who recapped the last year of services they provided the county, saying everything so far is “going great.”

Buffalo Chamber Luncheon: Fiscal Responsibility Paramount

Paul Hansen, of the Concord Coalition, speaks to those attending the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Wednesday at the Occidental Hotel to give Paul Hansen, with the Concord Coalition, a chance to present the organization's message of fiscal responsibility within the Federal Government.

Ptolemy Open House

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Hundreds of people turned out for the Ptolemy Data Systems Data Center open house Wednesday in the Wrench Ranch Hills Subdivision in north Sheridan.

Air Service the Topic at Sheridan County Chamber Luncheon

Pete Schoonmaker at Wednesday's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.
Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson

Earlier this week Sheridan Media reported on air service in Sheridan as we heard from Forward Sheridan's Jay Stender about the formation of an air service task force that would be made up of local individuals.

Bud Love Wildlife Management Area Reopened to the Public

Bud Love Wildlife Management Area Reopened to the Public

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced that the Bud Love Wildlife Management area is now once again open to the public. The area had been closed temporarily, as fire crews battling the Gilead Fire on the Bighorn National Forest were using it for a staging area.

Fire Closure Area Reduced

The Powder River Ranger District has announced some areas previously closed due to the Gilead wildfire have been reopened.