Andrew-Rossi | | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming - Part 7

Author: Andrew-Rossi

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Yellowstone sends an urgent message about off-trailing. On the surface, the Park’s message to tourists is simple and often-repeated: staff on the marked trails and boardwalks when visiting. But this rule appears to be especially disregarded this season. Park officials are reporting several “social trails” created by visitors and not designated by boardwalks or markers.…

Wyoming is still flying low, but higher than the rest of the nation. The latest flight numbers from Yellowstone Regional Airport have been released, along with an analysis of how the year has been (and should continue to be) for airports across the state. Of the 9 Wyoming airports compared – Cody, Casper, Jackson, Gillette,…

There’s another fire in Shoshone National Forest that never should’ve started. Forest officials confirmed that 4 smokejumpers responded to the Hudson Meadow Fire, in the Popo Agie Wilderness in  the Washakie Ranger District, on Monday evening. They spent the next few hours clearing a fire line and monitoring the fire, which was contained to one-tenth…

Commissioners cued county health officials with COVID queries. Yesterday, the Park County Commissioners questioned Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin and Public Health Nurse Manager Bill Crampton on all things COVID-19, hosting the meeting in person and over Skype. Everything from how long someone stays contagious (still to be determined) why Powell has the machine…

Get your certification as a Wilderness First Responder this fall thru Northwest College. The college is offering a Wilderness First Responder course during the 2nd half of its Fall 2020 semester. The course, in Northwest College’s own words, “is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers, and wilderness and foreign travelers with the knowledge…

Make sure you know where you’re hunting. As the Fall 2020 hunting season approaches, Wyoming Game and Fish encourages everyone to review the rules and – most importantly – the boundaries of the Bighorn Basin’s walk-in and hunter management areas. There are 83 hunting walk-in areas and 11 HMAs providing hunters free public hunting access…

The BLM gives Moneta Divide Project a thumbs up. After a project review, the Bureau of Land Management has approved the plan for the further development of oil and gas wells in the Moneta Divide oil fields, managed by the Lander and Casper field offices. Aethon Energy Management and Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Company…

A Yellowstone thermal feature has gone dormant. In a Facebook post, Park staff confirmed that the Canary Spring is no longer sending thermal water cascading down its flanks. The Canary Spring is one of several, smaller springs incorporated into Mammoth Hot Springs, named for its bright yellow color due to the high amount of sulfur-dependent…

A prank call hasn’t left anyone laughing at the Park County Sheriff’s Office. This Wednesday, August 5th, a caller – who claimed to be visiting from Detroit and was staying at the Wapiti Campground on the North Fork – called into the Park County Sheriff’s Office just before midnight, claiming he witnessed a plane crash.…

Wind River Casino doesn’t want to gamble with your health. After months of closure, the Wind River Casino announced its intention to reopen this Friday, August 7th. Their original plan was to open on July 22nd, but that was cancelled for unspecified reasons. Citing its importance as a major employer and source of entertainment for…


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