YELLOWSTONE WATER USED TO FIGHT BLAZE
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYO.» Two airplanes will be scooping water out of Yellowstone Lake to fight a wildfire east of Yellowstone National Park.
Park officials have closed off a large portion of the lake to boats to keep people away from the firefighting aircraft.
The planes will use the lake for the next week or so. They’re dumping water on a 3-square-mile fire threatening 200 homes and other structures 13 miles from the park.
The Cody Enterprise reported firefighters hope to keep the fire from closing a highway into the park.
Storm strands travelers in Denver. Some travelers spent more time in Denver than expected Friday when afternoon thunderstorms caused flight delays and diversions into the evening.
Though the weather dissipated around 10 p.m., DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said that as the storm moved east it covered a departure/arrival route causing further issues.
He said that somewhere in the neighborhood of 160 flights were affected, leaving several hundred passengers in the area overnight.
All of the airlines saw some impact due to the weather, and Montgomery said with United having the largest number of flights out of Denver, they probably saw the most impact.
Another 45 incoming flights were diverted to regional airports, including Colorado Springs. Those flights began returning to Denver around 8:30 p.m. Friday.
One dead, one wounded in Springs. SPRINGS» Police
COLORADO in Colorado say an estranged husband shot another man before turning the gun on himself.
Officers arrived at the Colorado Springs home Friday to find the shooter dead and other man wounded in the torso. He was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Police say the shooter’s wife was home at the time but wasn’t hurt.
Neighbors told the Colorado Springs Gazette the couple had two children and were getting a divorce.
Lake getting too popular. MOOSE,
WYO.» Officials in Grand Teton National Park are trying to reduce big crowds at a popular place to paddle a canoe or have a picnic.
Park officials say as many as 400 vehicles at a time are squeezing into the parking lot at String Lake. The parking lot has 165 designated spots.
Grand Teton officials are urging visitors to consider going elsewhere to picnic.