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Grass fire: Goshen County’s largest ever

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
TORRINGTON, Wyo., At 11 miles long, five miles wide and with nearly 100 fire trucks called into action to battle its 1,000-degree flames fed by 40-mph winds, the Prairie Center, Wyo. fire has earned the distinction of being Goshen County, Wyo.'s largest fire on record, according to Goshen County Emergency Management Director Shelly Kirchhefer.
"We're estimating the fire covered about

Heat and dryness

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
By Shaun Evertson

KIMBALL, Weather conditions were near perfect for wheat harvest over the last seven days and combining was in full gear throughout the county and across much of the surrounding area.
Heavy thunderstorm activity including hail seemed to flow north and south of Kimball, and most producers took full advantage of nature's kindness to get the crop

Up in smoke: Thousands of acres burn

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
PRAIRIE CENTER, Wyo., It was all hands on deck this week at a grass fire near Prairie Center which burned approximately 25,000 acres, destroying multiple outbuildings, fences and livestock along the way.
There have been significant losses to Prairie Center ag operations, according to a statement from the Torrington, Wyo. Volunteer Fire Department.
"No homes were lost," Goshen County, Wyo.

Warmth returns as wheat harvest begins

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
KIMBALL, Combines were venturing into wheat fields south of Kimball Sunday as wheat harvest edged into gear.
Conditions over the previous week were mostly hot and dry, providing very good conditions for final ripening of the crop.
Temperatures reached near 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, and with relatively still conditions, late-day heat was somewhat stressful to livestock. Significant overnight

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