Johnson County

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.

A light agenda is scheduled for the Johnson County Commissioners this Tuesday, July 3.

The Airport Board will give the commission its yearly report and quarterly reports will be heard from the Criminal Justice Center Joint Powers Board and the Board of Health.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is in the final working stages of implementing a new system of electronic medical records.

*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.

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.

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