Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – Firefighters have contained about 20 percent of a 385-acre wildfire burning in windy conditions near the center of Yellowstone National Park.
The fire is located seven miles southwest of the Bridge Bay Campground. Park officials say all roads and trails remain open.
Hot shot crews, helicopters and two air tankers have been fighting the fire since Monday. The blaze was about a half acre when it was first spotted Sunday, but gusty winds drove it to about 385 acres by Monday afternoon.
Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming's unemployment rate fell in June, to 6 point 8 percent. That's the fifth consecutive month of decreasing unemployment in the state, and that's good news. But University of Wyoming economist Rob Godby says the most recent numbers also show underlying weaknesses.
Laramie, Wyo. – The cost of a season pass for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be about 25% lower this year. Resort president Jerry Blann announced changes in prices for season tickets during a press conference Tuesday.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The company that administers Wyoming's statewide student assessment is apologizing for the problems that plagued this year's test.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride announced Monday that NCS Pearson will be running an apology in newspapers statewide this week.
This year's online version of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, was beset with technical problems. The problems were so widespread that the state is seeking to have some test results thrown out.