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UPDATE: Crews Work to Contain Bighorn Forest Fire

Firefighters working in the Bighorn National Forest were able to make significant progress fighting the Roane Creek Fire over the weekend, according to fire managers.

Crow Agency Fire Update

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According to a news release from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the 167 acre Lodge Grass Basin fire has not
grown for several days now on the jumbled walls
of Lodge Grass canyon. About 30 firefighters are
on Tepee Pole Ridge north of the fire, but cannot
safely climb down to extinguish the smokes and
embers that remain.

Crow Agency Fire Update

Looking east toward the Lodge Grass Basin fire after a windy sunset Thursday

A news release from the Bureau of Indian Affairs reminds everyone that fire is a natural occurrence, and will not have a negative effect on the landscape.

Roane Creek Fire Update

The Roane Creek Fire, located about 2 ½ miles south of U.S. Highway 14A in the Pete’s Hole Area, approximately 30 miles east of Lovell, Wyoming continues to burn today.

According to a news release from the National Forest Service, estimated containment will be on July 29th.

Pack Fire Nears Containment

Pack Fire Update
According to a news release from the National Forest Service, firefighters held the Pack Fire to five acres yesterday (Friday). The fire is burning in timber in rough terrain about 10 miles north of Burgess Junction.

Roane Creek Fire

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A news release from the Bighorn National Forest states that a small lightning-caused fire is burning near Roane Creek in the Bighorn National Forest. The half-acre fire is burning in timber and grass about two and a half miles south of U.S. Highway 14A in the Pete’s Hole area.

Wyoming Lottery Campaign Kicks Off

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The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today kicked off a comprehensive, statewide, multimedia marketing campaign as part of the countdown toward the initial sale of lottery tickets in Wyoming on August 24.

Hospital Schedules Blood Drive

Memorial Hospital is in critical need of O-minus and O-postive blood types.

College District Receives Grant

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has received a grant from the Wyoming Department of Education to fund improvements to the district's distance education program.

Rogue Bear Spotted Near Story

A black bear has been spotted roaming the area around the town of Story searching for food. The warning comes from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. In a news release issued Thursday, game officials say residents in that area need to be on alert.

Story Residents Should Be Aware of Rogue Bear

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department issued a news release Thursday that residents of Story need to be aware of a black bear that has been roaming the area for food recently.

Cloud Peak Regulations Are For Protection

The Cloud Peak Wilderness in the Bighorn National Forest is a popular recreation destination for thousands of people every year. The area’s popularity is the main reason the Forest Service has applied special regulations to protect the natural resources in this alpine environment.

Kinskey Sworn in as Senator

Kinskey Sworn In -- Courtesy Photo

Former Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature today in the Senate Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne.

Sheridan Wyo Rodeo Parade Results Are In

The full list of results are in for the 2014 Sheridan Wyo Rodeo Parade. According to officials at the Sheridan Rotary Club the winners are as follows:

Absentee Voting for Primary Election Begins

Wyoming's Secretary of State Max Maxfield issued a release Thursday reminding voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election had begun and ends Monday, August 18, which is the day before the Primary.

Absentee Voting Begins Today

Wyoming's Secretary of State Max Maxfield is reminding voters through a news release that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election begins today and ends Monday, August 18, which is the day before the Primary.

Whitney Makes Substantial Committment to College

Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler (left) works with SC Dental Hygiene student, Quintin Pegar, during a Drawing I class last semester. (Photo courtesy of Sheridan College)

Whitney Benefits trustees and Sheridan College trustees announced today an unprecedented plan, including the largest gift in the history of the college, a $25.3 million commitment to Sheridan College from Whitney Benefits, to continue to build capacity for additional students, bolstering the Sherida

Council Sets Special Meeting to Pick Mayor

A special meeting has been set to pick a replacement for Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.

G&F: Be Aware Of Boating and Watercraft Safety

Now that summer is in full swing many in Wyoming will hook up to the boat and head for the lake. Boating, when done safely, can be an enjoyable family experience. However, boat owners need to take boating safety seriously or that enjoyable day can quickly turn to tragedy.

Sheridan Man Charged in Pharmacy Burglary

A 34-year-old Sheridan man has been charged in connection with the burglary last year of Hospital Phamacy West.