From the Billings Gazette:
_A moose in Star Valley has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in what state wildlife officials say is the first time the disease has been found west of the Continental Divide in northwestern Wyoming. . . .
Game and Fish officials said the new finding is worrisome because it’s far from other known cases of the disease. They’re also concerned that the disease was found in a moose because until now it has only been found in three moose, all in Colorado. . . .
“We just have no explanation for this,” said Wyoming Game and Fish spokesman Eric Keszler. “It is a concern for us. What we’d like to do is find out now how prevalent CWD is in that area. I think this is one of those things that points out how little we know about this disease. We’re going to do everything we can to find out about it.”_