Yellowstone National Park, WY – A woman who was attacked by a bear at a Montana campground says she was bitten on her arm and leg before she instinctively played dead so the animal would leave her alone. At least one bear rampaged through a heavily occupied campground Wednesday near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one man and injuring Deb Freele of Ontario and another man. Freele said on Thursday's network morning talk shows that she
Laramie, Wyo. – There was a fire at Cheyenne's Frontier Refinery this morning. The blaze was in a single unit of the refinery and it was put out within about an hour.
Frontier spokesman Mel Wilkenfeld says no one was hurt during the fire, and the event does not seem to have had an effect on local air quality. "We did do air monitoring both during and after the fire to make sure there were no concerns with that and we found no impacts, everything that was measured was within standards."
Jackson, Wyo. – Grant Teton National Park rangers are investigating whether a properly attached climbing rope could have prevented the only fatality during last week's rescue of 16 people off Grand Teton mountain.
Rangers told the Jackson Hole News & Guide that they're examining whether 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp, of Sanborn, Iowa, attached the climbing rope to a gear loop on his harness instead of a point designed to hold his weight.
Cheyenne, Wy – A federal judge says he intends to approve a voting plan for Fremont County in time to seat new county commissioners before current terms expire in January. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson heard arguments Tuesday from Fremont County and from American Indians who sued over the county's system of at-large voting. Johnson ruled in favor of the American Indian plaintiffs this spring, agreeing that the county's current at-large voting system violated federal law by diluting their vote.