CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming National Guard brigade is heading out for eventual deployment to the Middle East. Several hundred friends, family and leaders from across the state attended a ceremony Monday in Cheyenne for the 130 soldiers from the Guard's 115th Field Artillery Brigade. This is the third deployment for the 115th since 2001.


DUBOIS, Wyo. (AP) — A fire damaged the historic Brooks Lake Lodge in northwest Wyoming this past weekend, but the 98-year-old lodge remains open thanks to quick action by staff and firefighters. Fire officials estimate the fire early Sunday caused about $300,000 in damage, but no guests or employees were hurt. The Wyoming State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire, which appears to be accidental.