*UPDATE* 10:30 a.m. Ash Creek Fire Information Officials confirmed via e-mail fire activity remains the same. Current weather conditions are perpetuating aggressive fire conditions in the Ash Creek area.
The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Reports the Ash Creek Fire is now 55% contained, and has devoured more than 186,000 acres.
Cloud Peak Energy Acquires Youngs Creek Mining Company
Cloud Peak Energy Inc., announced in a media release Monday that they've acquired the Youngs Creek Mining Company and other related coal and surface assets from Chevron USA and Consol Energy for $300 million.
Firefighters Attack New Fire in Southeastern Montana
Assisted by helicopters and an air-tanker, firefighters in southeastern Montana worked Monday afternoon on firing operations and line construction on the Horse Creek Fire, which is 30 miles south of Hysham, and ignited Sunday afternoon.
Third and final reading for the assessment ordinance regarding the Sheridan Commercial Park special improvement district #78 will be considered by the Sheridan City Council this evening. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.