Sheridan County

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.

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.

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.

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.

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