Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:
Shortly before 4:30 am Monday morning, Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a report of smoke coming from the Kalif Shrine at 145 West Loucks in Sheridan. On arrival, fire crews found smoke throughout the building, however, firefighters discovered that the fire that occurred in a basement room of the building had self extinguished prior to the fire departments arrival. A smoke ejector was used to clear the smoke from the building.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Sheridan Fire-Rescue.
The Northeast Enforcement Team (NEET) has announced five more arrests related to methamphetamine distribution in Sheridan. Three of the suspects were apprehended in Sheridan and the other two were arrested in Casper. All suspects were arrested on warrants charging them with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance/methamphetamine.
This brings the total arrest count to 29 after a two-year investigation into four separate drug distribution rings operating in the area. The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are anticipated.
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.
More than 12,000 acres were reopened in that and other areas around the Big Horn National Forest.
Forward Sheridan is trying to get a coalition together to improve air service in Sheridan and Johnson Counties. Jay Stender, with Forward Sheridan, explains how he's getting started.
Air service was discussed at both the Sheridan and Johnson County Chambers of Commerce luncheons.
Sheridan Fire Rescue has launched a new initiative to provide fire awareness education to a new target demographic. Fire Marshall, Brian Songer, explains.
The new program, made possible by local business contributors, consists of classroom study and practical application in the use of a fir extinguisher.