Buffalo

UPDATE 6:30AM 7/5/12

Hot and dry conditions continue to feed wildfires throughout Wyoming and Montana. Here's a breakdown of recent fire activity in Wyoming and southeastern Montana.

Twelve new Americans were recognized during a naturalization ceremony at the Fourth Judicial District courtroom yesterday. Each applicant went through an extensive process that included interviews, background checks and academic testing.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office recently announced the availability of a plan of operations for the proposed North Fork bentonite mining project northwest of Kaycee.

The Big Horn Fireworks Show is geared up to go off tonight after sunset. The Ucross show has been canceled due to dry conditions, so this will be the only show for miles around Sheridan.

Wildfires are now burning on about 6,000 acres in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The Highlands Fire has scorched about 400 acres near Newcastle is 60 percent contained. It has destroyed five structures and damaged two others.

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, visited the Arapaho fire in the south-central portion of the state and praised Wyoming's wildfire fighters, who have been working a lot of overtime this season.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer leftover licenses for elk, deer and antelope to the public.

A wildfire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie has prompted new evacuations.

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