Sheridan County

Filing Open for Fire Districts

Filing is now open for elections in five Sheridan County Fire Districts.

Human-Caused Sheep Creek Fire Continues to Burn

More than 100 firefighters continue to battle the wildfire that has burned through 1,000 acres of timber and grassland in the mountains above the town of Dayton.

A Look Back in Time: Aug. 6, 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. 6, 1915.

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.

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.

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