Johnson County

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.

Warren S. Brinkerhoff, 39, of Gillette, was killed in a motorcycle accident 34 miles Southwest of Buffalo in Johnson County.

The Ash Creek Fire, which began 10 miles east of Lame Deer and is spreading north and east, is now 40% contained, however, it has jumped Highway 212, west of Suicide Pass, and is now moving southeast.

Authorities are calling for evacuations in an area of southern Albany County where a fast-growing wildfire is burning through dry and dead timber.

State legislator, Bruce Burns, is sponsoring a committee proposal to raise funds for Wyoming's state parks.

The Johnson County Arts and Humanities Council is announcing a new performing arts and community theatre group will conduct auditions for their presentation of the “Wizard Of Oz.”

The Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring the new group to provide an outlet for fun, creative community involvement and produce quality entertainment.

The annual Ucross Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for Tuesday night at the Ucross Foundation has been cancelled due to the danger of fire from the hot dry weather.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Authorities have released the names of three Boy Scouts and their Scout leader who were killed in a head-on collision while driving back to Colorado from a camp in Wyoming.

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