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August 5th, 2015

Fire Downsized After Mapping

UPDATE Aug. 5 1:30 p.m. – More accurate mapping reveals the Sheep Creek Fire is smaller than originally estimated.

Commission Approves Dust Grant, Takes Other Action

A grant application to receive state funds to improve the air quality in Sheridan County was approved this week by the county commissioners. They also approved a change in a roadway on the east side of Sheridan and vacated alleyways in the Downer Addition. Leslie Stratmoen has the details.

Fire-Threatened Amsden Habitat Area Now Officially Closed

Wildlife officials have now announced the closure of the Amsden Creek Habitat Area threatened by the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn National Forest in the Big Horn Mountains above Dayton.

Teams Working Forest Fire Not Hot Shot Crews

Teams of fire-fighting crews from across the state are in the Dayton area, northeast of Sheridan, working on the Sheep Creek Fire burning since Sunday in the Bighorn National Forest up a canyon, about four miles from Dayton, a town of about 800 people.

Meeting Set to Discuss Federal Flood Assistance

A meeting to help residents of Johnson County understand how to apply for federal funds to help with spring flooding issues has been scheduled this month in Buffalo.

Reading, Publishing, Fraud All Upcoming Library Programs

Protecting yourself against fraud and learning how to publish a book are both classes coming up this month at the county library in Sheridan.

Commission Approves Road Grant, Other Projects

A grant application for a road project and intents to alter a county road and vacate alleys were approved Tuesday by the Sheridan County Commission.

Campers Need to Be Moved

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While no structures are threatened at this time from the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton, there are a number of campers on Forest Service land that need to be removed. Fire Public Information Officer Kristie Salzmann.

Emergency Response Team Helping Where They Can

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Members of the Sheridan County Community Emergency Response Team are doing what they can to help keep the public away from the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton. CERT Coordinator Tamara Tarver explains what they’re doing.

August 4th

Sheep Creek Fire Under Investigation

Sheridan County sheriff's deputies are conducting a joint investigation with the U.S. Forest Service to find the person or persons responsible for the Sheep Creek fire.