Yellowstone National Park – Officials with the National Interagency Fire Center say a wildfire in the southeastern part of Yellowstone National Park has grown to 14 square miles.
The Arnica Fire, burning on land about five miles west of Bridge Bay, Wyo., forced the temporary closure of the road between the Junction at Fishing Bridge and West Thumb Sunday night. Fire crews were hoping to open the road to visitors on Monday.
Laramie, Wyo. – A Laramie woman is trying to change the culture of how doctors and pharmacists view pain. Ann Jacobs has watched her husband suffer from severe pain for several years and has been working with medical providers and others to better manage pain. The state has passed a pain management law and congress is considering a similar measure.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming wants the federal courts to block the National Park Service from reducing the number of snowmobiles that could enter Yellowstone National Park this winter. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments Friday in the legal battle over snowmobiles in the park. The Denver-based court heard the case at the University of Wyoming law school. The Park Service has said it intends to limit snowmobile traffic to 318 trips a day starting this winter.
Laramie, Wy – A new report is out concerning land use trends in the state. It was developed by The University of Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Institute Associate Director Diana Hulme says UW scientists charted growth and development trends in the state over the past 15 years. The report, titled "Wyoming's State of Space," provides options and resources for how to develop land while maintaining the state's open spaces.
Cheyenne, Wy – A change in how Rocky Mountain Power calculates electricity bills means higher utility costs for thousands of businesses in Wyoming. Some businesses report their power bills going up two to three times what it was last year. Chris Petrie of the Wyoming Public Service Commission says about 6,500 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Wyoming are affected by the new formula. Rocky Mountain Power spokesman David Eskelsen says that with demand for electricity growing in Wyoming and in the Pacific