Wyoming – Attorney Morris Dees gained fame by suing to force integration in the 1960's. More recently Dees has taken on hate groups and has bankrupted several by winning multi million dollar lawsuits against them.
Casper, Wy – Wyoming has recorded the first case in the country of Vesicular Stomatitis. It causes blister like lesions to form throughout the mouth and in the nostrils hooves and teats. Animals will generally not eat or drink and it can cause lameness. The National vet lab in Iowa confirmed that a ten year old Wyoming horse from Natrona County has V-S. Some 29 other horses and 25 cattle were listed as normal by investigators. The horse has been isolated and the affected premises have been quarantined. Animals going to the state fair must be tested.
Casper, Wy – Crews made progress today (Thursday) toward controlling the wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes this week south of Casper. Bill Crapser is Wyoming state forester. He says officials are guardedly optimistic about their progress on the fire. But, he says, the wind is hard to predict, so they're NOT ready to celebrate yet. Crapser says there now are more than four-hundred firefighters on the scene. And forecasters are calling for cooler conditions
Dubois, Wy – While many of the state's firefighting resources are concentrated on Casper Mountain, officials are still watching a fire west of Dubois and hoping that it doesn't threaten developments. Fremont County Fire Warden Craig Haslam says the blaze has burned about eight-thousand acres -- or about 12-and-a-half square miles -- in a far corner of Fremont County. So far, NO evacuations have been ordered, and NO developments are threatened. But there also is NO estimate of containment.