Cody, Wy – Cool and cloudy weather is expected to help firefighters battling wildfires in northwest Wyoming. At least four wildfires were burning in the area Monday and one has grown to about 3,000 acres or nearly 5 square miles. It's burning in the Gros Ventre Wilderness of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The lightning-caused blaze is being managed for habitat benefits while structures are protected. Another fire has grown to 218 acres about 50 miles west of Cody and is visible from the East Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park.
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming unemployment rate fell in July for the sixth consecutive month to six-point-seven percent. That number is down from six-point-eight percent in June and a high of seven-point-five percent in February. Both the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate are at their lowest levels since July of last year.
University of Wyoming economist, Rob Godby, says that nationally, unemployment growth is beginning to rise, but in Wyoming, the rates are improving.