Wyoming News Briefs
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews working to keep a wildfire from Jackson, Wyo., have conducted burnout operations to deny the blaze fuel. The 2,700-acre Horsethief Canyon Fire is burning south of the resort town next to Snow King Mountain. It’s about 10 percent contained. Hundreds of residents remain on alert to be prepared to leave in case the fire gets too close.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Twenty-two aircraft and nearly 300 firefighters are working to corral a destructive wildfire threatening Casper. The blaze has already mowed down seven homes since igniting on Casper Mountain Sunday and crews plan to check burned areas for additional structures that may have been destroyed. The fire has chased about 400 residents from their homes.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield says his case against term limits for himself and other statewide elected officials should be a slam-dunk. The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear arguments Oct. 24 in the case. The high court ruled in 2004 that the state term limits law is unconstitutional in regard to state legislators. Maxfield says there’s no difference between legislators and statewide elected officials.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Through two games, Wyoming’s defense has given up an average of 35.5 points, 242 rushing yards and 470 total yards a game. It also allowed No. 14 Texas and Toledo to convert 50 percent of their third downs and all four of their fourth-down tries. Senior linebacker Korey Jones tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the defense is frustrated and disappointed in its performance. He vows the unit will get itself turned around.