As reported earlier, the Sheep Creek wildfire that’s been burning for more than a week in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton is now 90 percent contained and management will be turned over today to local agencies.
Another Dining for a Cause fundraiser at Frackelton’s restaurant in Sheridan will be held today, which means that all of today’s lunch and dinner sales will be donated to the Sheridan Public Arts Committee.
A plume of smoke billowing from the eastern face of the Big Horn Mountains Monday morning turned out to be a controlled burn of slash piles set by a rancher in the Story area near the Sheridan/Johnson county line.
US 14 west of Dayton has been closed temporarily due to a crash involving a truck hauling bentonite. Ronda Holwell with the Wyoming Department of Transportation has confirmed that the crash occurred near mile marker 71 and there was one fatality.
If you drove on Main Street today you may have noticed some gravel, according to Sheridan City officials. Since the city had received some concerned calls, they wrote a message on Facebook that explained the issue.
Smoke and a potential fire up the mountain near Red Grade Road in Big Horn has been reported by eye witnesses. Officials with the Sheridan County Fire District said that they can't release any official information as of yet, but Sheridan Media will keep you posted as information becomes available.
Ronda Holwell with WYDOT confirmed the Powder River Rest Area located between Gillette and Buffalo at milepost 88 on I-90 is closed until further notice. A water pump went out and won't be repaired until Monday.