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Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy rescued a driver after a car was buried in an avalanche on Teton Pass. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the car was caught in the slide Wednesday evening, and the pass was closed in both directions. No injuries were reported. Stephanie Harsha, a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation,…

A Wyoming man who illegally killed a wolf in Grand Teton National Park has been fined and will lose the right to hunt for a year. In an announcement Wednesday, park officials said the 56-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman were charged with an illegal take of wildlife in the park — a young female…

A bill that would have increased Wyoming’s tax on cigarettes by 50 cents a pack has failed in the state House of Representatives. As originally introduced, the bill had proposed to raise the state tax to $1.10 per pack. In addition, the proposal would have subjected electronic cigarettes to state taxes. A separate bill that…

Legislation that would allow the state of Wyoming to take over operation of Yellowstone National Park and other facilities during a federal government shutdown was approved Wednesday by the state Senate. Under the proposal, the governor of Wyoming would be authorized to spend up to $500,000 to operate any national park or other federal facility,…

A snowmobile crash near West Yellowstone yesterday resulted in injuries to a Texas man. The Billings Gazette reports that just before 9 a.m. yesterday, Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone received a call reporting a snowmobile crash on Two Top Trail, a few miles west of West Yellowstone. The 40-year-old man, who was not identified,…

It was the third busiest year on record for Yellowstone National Park. Last year, the park recorded over 4.1 million visits – that’s a .04 percent decrease from 2017 and a 3.5 percent decrease from the record-breaking year in 2016. The federal government shutdown in December meant that numbers of visitors coming in to the…

The Wyoming Legislature has hit its midpoint this session, which has been one of its busiest in recent years in terms of number of bills proposed. According to the Legislative Service Office, a total of 499 bills were filed this session, including 326 in the House of Representatives and 173 in the Senate. The Casper…

When it comes to eating healthy, there are a lot of confusing messages out there. But from my standpoint as a nutritionist, it’s all about getting back to basics! Real, whole foods. I’m Wendy Corr, and in today’s Wellness Tip, I’ll tell you about a book that walks you through the whys and hows of…

A new report shows that Park County had more than its fair share of grizzly bears that were euthanized in 2018. According to an article in the Powell Tribune, almost half of all the grizzly bears trapped and euthanized in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem last year were in Park County. The Wyoming Game and Fish…

If you see smoke in the forest between Cody and Yellowstone this week, it’s not a wildfire. Shoshone National Forest crews will be burning small piles of brush and branches west of Cody near Highway 14/16/20 over the next few days. Officials say the work may cause smoke to be visible. According to Forest Service…


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