Wyoming – Rory Stewart is the author the New York Times bestseller titled The Places In Between. It describes his walk across Afghanistan in 2002. Stewart's second book, The Prince of the Marshes, talks about his experience as the deputy governor of two provinces in southern Iraq. Stewart joins host Elsa Partan.
Wyoming – The National Park Service faces a 2-billion dollar maintenance backlog for historic buildings. Officials hope the White Grass Dude Ranch nestled at the foot of Wyoming's Teton Range, will provide the answer. In its heyday, the ranch was one of the region's most popular getaways. Now the Park is working to rehab its old cabins and turn the ranch into a regional training center for park employees who will become craftsmen in historic building styles. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Cody, WY – The cost of fighting the Gunbarrel Fire, burning west of Cody since late July, is now pushing $10 million.
The Great Basin National Incident Management team is directing firefighting efforts. The team reported this weekend that the fire has now burned nearly 62,000 acres - more than 95 square miles.
There are about 475 people fighting the fire, concentrating on keeping it from burning any structures. Officials say the fire is not expected to be fully contained until sometime in October, when snowfall comes.