Laramie, Wyo. – The state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly from July to August, to 6.8 percent. It's the first increase in unemployment that the state has seen since early this year, but Wyoming Department of Employment Economist David Bullard says the increase is not statistically significant.
"Our unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in January. And then it decreased every month through July, down to 6.7 percent in July. And now we've gone up just one tenth."
CHEYENNE, wyo. – U.S. Senator John Barrasso says he will run for vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. The Wyoming Republican says if he's chosen, he will use the position to stand up for Wyoming and western issues. The position is the fifth-ranking leadership position in the Republican Party conference in the U.S. Senate.
Evanston, Wyo – Three significant wildfires are burning in Wyoming, including a lightning-caused wildfire in Yellowstone National Park. The second fire is outside Laramie and a third is east of Evanston.The Yellowstone fire, which was reported Sept. 14, was 5 percent contained Monday, growing to 1,600 acres, or nearly 2 1/2 square miles. The Laramie-area fire covered about 1,200 acres, or about 2 square mile and the Evanston fire burned about 6,000 acres, or
CASPER, wy – An assisted living center management company plans to add "memory care" options at its centers in Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie.
Memory care is designed to serve people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Edgewood Management Group said assisted living, licensed memory care facilities will be coming to Meadow Wind Assisted Living in Casper, Aspen Wind Assisted Living in Cheyenne and Spring Wind Assisted Living in Laramie.
Laramie, WY – The fire that caused over two million dollars of damage to Cheyenne's Hitching Post Inn was intentionally set. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on the findings of investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.