Buffalo

A fire started by lightening Tuesday evening 13 miles north of Sheridan is extinguished.

Rain is helping crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.

Officials with the City of Buffalo want to remind residents that watering restrictions are in effect and that the City's Police Department will be checking for violations of the restrictions, where violators could be subject to fines.

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.

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