6:28pm Newport City Councilors said during their regular council meeting that they will seek a closer relationship with county emergency services. Although the county has been an excellent source of emergency information during the recent wildland fires, Mayor Dean Sawyer remarked that the links and connectedness should be stronger and more accessible. He said there were often, on the street, varying versions of the status of the wildland fires, evacuation areas and strategic phone numbers that were circulating around the area. Some information sources were not exactly accurate. So the council agreed that they want a closer relationship with the county in sharing emergency information.