Laramie, WY – About 700 employees at the Idaho National Laboratory have been told not to report to work today because of a wildfire. The fire started last night and as of early today covered more than six and a half square miles.
The fire is on the southeast side of the federal nuclear research area. Last night the fire advanced within a mile of U.S. Highway 20, and traffic on that road remains closed from junction with U.S. 26 to the eastern site boundary.
Laramie, WY – A fire near a federal nuclear facility in Idaho has a Jackson-area anti-nuclear group watching carefully. The wildfire is burning about eight miles away from a complex of buildings at the Idaho National Laboratory. The lab sits about 90 miles from Jackson.
Lab officials say there is no danger to the facility. But Mary Woollen of the group Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free, says the National Lab should be giving the public more specific information.
Laramie, WY – The head of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Jennifer Zenor says the week's hype over a military sniper who killed his wife in a Cheyenne bar misses a bigger issue.
"There has been a lot of sensationalism that (David Munis) had sniper training," Zenor says. "It was also about domestic violence."
Laramie, WY – Advocates against domestic violence say Robin Munis took the necessary steps to keep her husband from harming her. Authorities say she notified police that David Munis was harassing her on the phone the same day the 36-year-old shot her in a Cheyenne restaurant. Carla Thurin (TUR-een) runs a Cheyenne women's shelter, and she says there was little else the victim could do beyond notifying police.