Wyoming – This year, officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Bear Management Program have participated in a record 40 captures of bears to date. But WPR's Tristan Ahtone reports that increased conflicts aren't necessarily from a lack of other food.
Jackson, WY – Lightning started several small wildfires in Yellowstone National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest this week. Fire officials are suppressing one of them - a fire burning north of the Monument Ridge prescribed burn - because it's near development.
Lightning also sparked two fires near Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone. One has grown to 22 acres.
Authorities aren't worried about the late season starts though.
Torrington, WY – Officials say the sugar beet harvest in eastern Wyoming may be below average. That's because of a late start, replanting and adverse weather conditions this season. The Western Sugar Cooperative expects a 21-ton-per-acre crop this year, which was slightly below the 22 ton-per-acre prediction at pre-harvest time last year. The harvest is expected to begin about Oct. 6.