Evening Newscast: Tuesday, August 22

Aug 22, 2017

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Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesman Doug McGee says 536,000 more vehicles than usual crowded Wyoming's roads and highways before, during and after Monday's eclipse.

Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King announced today that Pyramid Mountain Lumber of Seeley Lake has been awarded a timber contract for the Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project on the Darby/Sula Ranger District.

Last week’s dry cold front stirred up many of western Montana’s fires, including the Sapphire Complex east of Missoula.

A Montana man was awarded 30-thousand-dollars by his former high school for allegations that it mishandled injuries he sustained at a wrestling practice.

Jury deliberations have resumed in Las Vegas for a fourth full day in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons to force federal agents to abandon a 2014 cattle roundup near anti-government figure Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada.

 

Wyoming's unemployment rate has fallen significantly over the past year but not because more people are getting hired to fill a growing number of jobs.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials will be in Missoula next week for a meeting that could help shape the future of the National Bison Range in Western Montana.

Fire managers say a burnout set by firefighters is most likely what led to the loss of two homes and eight outbuildings in a western Montana fire.

The University of Wyoming is asking law enforcement agencies to provide more officers during home football games as the university prepares for its first year of allowing alcohol to be sold at War Memorial Stadium.