In a year marked by fear, uncertainty and loss, the Mullen Fire is bringing a new layer of distress to residents of remote southeastern Wyoming.
Photographer Mike Vanata happened across a small fire burning along Interstate 80 while driving to Laramie, and ended up being part of the effort to extinguish it.
University of Wyoming professor Jason Shogren has been preparing his home outside Centennial for the possible arrival of the Mullen Fire — the kind of natural disaster that has informed his work as an economist.
As the U.S. Forest Service studies a Wyoming plan for irrigators to draw down a Sublette recreation destination by 22 feet, it likely won’t weigh water-saving alternatives.
Wyoming’s weather swung from summer heat to wind and snow in a matter of days this Labor Day week.