Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. – A lightning storm struck the mountains in Grand Teton National Park, injuring 16 climbers and prompting a helicopter rescue effort to try to bring them down.
Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says rangers hanging by rope from helicopters plucked 11 climbers off Grand Teton mountain Wednesday afternoon. Park officials halted efforts to rescue five more when another storm blew in.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – Firefighters have contained about 20 percent of a 385-acre wildfire burning in windy conditions near the center of Yellowstone National Park.
The fire is located seven miles southwest of the Bridge Bay Campground. Park officials say all roads and trails remain open.
Hot shot crews, helicopters and two air tankers have been fighting the fire since Monday. The blaze was about a half acre when it was first spotted Sunday, but gusty winds drove it to about 385 acres by Monday afternoon.
Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming's unemployment rate fell in June, to 6 point 8 percent. That's the fifth consecutive month of decreasing unemployment in the state, and that's good news. But University of Wyoming economist Rob Godby says the most recent numbers also show underlying weaknesses.