06/28/16 12:01 PM
Press Release – A public meeting will be held in Sundance, Wyo. to provide information on the Cook Lake recreation area.
The meeting will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Crook County Courthouse Basement, 309 Cleveland Street, Sundance, Wyo.
U.S. Forest Service representatives will present the latest information on the
06/28/16 11:44 AM
Press Release – The Kara Creek Fire remains at 12,347 acres and is 80 percent contained. The objective today for the Kara Creek Fire will be to continue strengthening fire lines and break up hot areas on the edge of the fire.
Yesterday, crews assigned to the Kara Creek Fire responded to, and contained, a spot fire several hundred yards outside of the blackened fire area. The
06/28/16 11:41 AM
Press Release – The Douglas Fire, which reached 100% containment on Saturday, June 25th, has now been released back to Crook County and local landowners.
It is important to remember that even though the Douglas Fire has been contained, hot spots broken apart within the fire boundary, and now the area has been released back to Crook County and local landowners, smoke may be
06/27/16 02:46 PM
Press Release – Bighorn National Forest fire managers are advising everyone to be alert to fire hazards as fire danger in the Bighorns was recently upgraded to very high.
When the fire danger is very high, fires will start easily from most causes and small fuels, such as grasses and needles, will ignite readily. During very high fire danger, fires will
06/27/16 02:43 PM
Press Release - Several thousand gallons of crude oil leaked from two tanker trailers after a crash occurred on Wyoming State Highway 450 on June 26th.
The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. on the 26th after a commercial truck hauling a semi-trailer and a pup trailer containing crude oil rolled over. The truck was traveling east on Wyoming 450 near mile post 50 (approx. 15 miles east of Wright)
06/27/16 02:41 PM
Press Release — With Independence Day fast approaching, Forest officials want to remind visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited on the Black Hills National Forest and within the Black Hills Fire Protection District.
Possessing, discharging or using any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on the Black Hills National Forest year-round, regardless of
06/27/16 02:40 PM
Press Release - The objective is to utilize a risk management process to develop and evaluate operational strategies that provide for firefighter and public safety, provide protection for structures, and minimize smoke impacts to local communities.
Resources were on scene through the night. Crews conducted a burnout last night due to the spread of the fire which generated a 10