The lightning-sparked Britania Mountain fire took advantage of hot dry weather to burn within 6 miles of Wheatland. As of Thursday it was 33 percent contained.
With the stroke of a pen Gov. Mead made available $60 million in emergency fire funding for this summer.
That may not sound like the bold type of action you’d hope to expect when workers have become disposable commodities. It’s not the sort of action that comforts families ripped apart by a death or serious workplace injury (state studies show that workers who are seriously injured can expect a severely reduced income earning ability for the rest of their working career). But for now, it appears, this is the Wyoming way.