Laramie, Wy – Sarah Palin has endorsed Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Rita Meyer in the Republican primary. In a Facebook posting Thursday, the former vice presidential candidate said "Meyer is ready to put her years of valuable public service to good use." Meyer was elected Wyoming state auditor in 1996. She is seeking to replace Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal and faces four other candidates in the Aug. 17 primary. In her endorsement, Palin said Meyer has a "unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly."
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."