Sheridan County

Sheep Creek Fire Cost At Half-Million $$ Mark

Costs for fighting The Sheep Creek fire in the Bighorn Mountains west of Dayton have reached around half a million dollars, and will likely continue to rise each day that firefighters spend at the scene.

A Look Back in Time: Aug. 7, 1915

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Aug. 7, 1915.

Cave Fire Contained, Work Continues on Sheep Creek Fire

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The Cave Fire, which was started by lightning Wednesday night and reported Thursday morning, is now contained.

New Fire Burning in Big Horns; Sheep Creek Fire Grows

UPDATE, AUG. 6, 1:17 p.m. - Fire crews are now battling two fires in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton.

Police Say Keep Eye Out for Sturgis Traffic

Knowing that more than a million motorcyclists were expected to descend on Sturgis this week, and having already seen several groups traveling through Sheridan, we asked Lt. Travis Koltiska of the Sheridan Police Department how the influx is affecting the traffic situation here and there.

Two People Arrested After Airsoft Gun Assault

Two people were arrested Tuesday night following an altercation at a local discount department store.

Cost of Sheep Creek Fire to be Shared

The cost of fighting the Sheep Creek Fire burning through a protected wildlife habitat area of the Bighorn National Forest in the Big Horn Mountains above Dayton will be shared by federal, state and county agencies.

Sheep Creek Fire Public Meeting

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Representatives of the various agencies fighting the Sheep Creek Fire in the Bighorn Mountains hosted a public meeting Wednesday night at Tongue River High School in Dayton. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Trial Dates Set for Lundin, Miller

Trial dates have been set for Jan. 25, 2016, for two Sheridan men arraigned on separate charges in district court in Sheridan Wednesday.

Dayton Mayor Remembers Fire of '03

The Sheep Creek Fire burning four miles from Dayton isn't yet a threat to the town of around 800 people, according to Mayor Norm Anderson. In an interview with Sheridan Media, the mayor recalled a more disastrous fire a few years ago.

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