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News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT.

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

Firefighter groups are applauding steps taken by the Biden administration this week to temporarily raise wages for the men and women on the front lines of the nation’s largest wildfires.

Yellowstone aims for quick opening; flooded towns struggling

Yellowstone aims for quick opening; flooded towns struggling

Federal officials say most of Yellowstone National Park should re-open within the next two weeks — much faster than originally expected after record floods pounded the Yellowstone region last week and knocked out major roads.

Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover

Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover

As officials scramble to reopen Yellowstone National Park to tourists this week after record floods pounded southern Montana, some of those hardest hit in the disaster live far from the famous park’s limelight and are leaning heavily on one another to pull their lives out of the mud.

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects across the U.S. Rising prices for materials such as asphalt, steel and iron pipes are driving up the costs to build roads, bridges, rail lines and water mains.

Yellowstone National Park to partly reopen after floods

Yellowstone National Park to partly reopen after floods

Yellowstone National Park will partially reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, after catastrophic flooding last week destroyed bridges and roads and drove out tourists.

Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions

Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions

Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary as it faces its biggest challenge in decades.

Yellowstone Park gateway towns fret about tourism future

Yellowstone Park gateway towns fret about tourism future

After the severe flooding, business owners in some of the gateway towns leading to Yellowstone National Park are trying to figure out how they’ll make ends meet without a steady stream of tourists.

US to spend $9 million to bolster sagebrush ecosystems

US to spend $9 million to bolster sagebrush ecosystems

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced $9 million for 40 projects in Idaho and seven other Western states for sagebrush ecosystems to combat invasive species and wildfire, reduce the spread of juniper trees and promote community and economic stability.

Yellowstone floodwaters threaten water supplies in Montana

Yellowstone floodwaters threaten water supplies in Montana

Damaging floodwaters that tore through Yellowstone National Park menaced communities downstream where residents cleaned up from the mess and kept an eye on rising river levels.

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

The effort to officially celebrate Juneteenth as a paid holiday has faced skepticism inside legislatures that have largely chosen symbolic gestures to recognize the holiday while curtailing certain conversations on race and racism.

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape 'dramatically changed'

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape 'dramatically changed'

Historic floodwaters that raged through Yellowstone National Park may have permanently altered the course of a popular fishing river and left the sweeping landscape forever changed.

Yellowstone official says park has evacuated all visitors except a small group of backpackers following massive flooding

Yellowstone official says park has evacuated all visitors except a small group of backpackers following massive flooding

Yellowstone official says park has evacuated all visitors except a small group of backpackers following massive flooding.

Colorado crash kills 5 people, including infant girl

Colorado crash kills 5 people, including infant girl

Five people from Wyoming, including an infant girl, are dead after the SUV they were in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in northern Colorado.

Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods

Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods

Yellowstone officials are assessing the damage caused by a deluge of floodwaters that forced the evacuation of parts of the iconic national park just as the summer tourism season was ramping up.

Yellowstone entries closed for flooding, visitors evacuated

Yellowstone entries closed for flooding, visitors evacuated

Major flooding swept away at least one bridge, washed away roads and set off mudslides in Yellowstone National Park on Monday.