Wyoming News Briefs
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are slowing the spread of a wildfire burning in south-central Wyoming’s Carbon County. The fire is about 30 miles northeast of Rawlins. It has burned about 8,800 acres and was 63 percent contained yesterday. Fire managers say crews are holding the fire on the north, east and south sides.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is bringing back fire restrictions and closing some hiking trails and backcountry campsites as hot, dry conditions raise the potential for wildfires. Five small fires are burning within the park. As a precaution, the park closed some campsites and trail segments north and east of the blaze. Charcoal grills and backcountry fires will be prohibited starting tomorrow.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A district judge will issue a written decision on the state of Wyoming’s request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the closure of court proceedings for a man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a Glenrock girl. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has asked District Judge Keith Kautz of Torrington to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Wyoming Press Association, several Wyoming newspapers and The Associated Press.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A national adventure racing company is working with the state of Wyoming to stage an race centered in Casper. Revolution3 says the race will feature running, paddling and mountain biking and will draw teams from across the United States. Plans call for it to be held annually in July.