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The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.0% in July to 2.9% in August. The largest decreases were seen in Washakie County. One of the highest unemployment rates was in Big Horn County at 3.2%. Park county’s unemployment rate remained fairly stable. The press release…

The National Weather Service in Riverton, Wyoming has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Friday, September 22 that will remain in effect tonight for lower elevations, with snowfall expected in parts of the Cowboy State. During the night of Thursday, September 21, the Absaroka Mountain Range received snow, covering mountains visible from Cody. Today and…

First Flight of Wyoming, in conjunction with Cody Regional Health, has announced the upcoming launch of its highly anticipated medical flight program, set for take off on October 1st complete with a celebratory BBQ for the community. This addition to the region’s healthcare resources and critical and will provide residents throughout the Big Horn Basin…

The Bureau of Land Management has made a decision on how to manage the wild horses of the McCullough Peaks, east of Cody, Wyoming. The BLMs plan will be to bait trap gathers, removals and utilize fertility control to keep the McCullough Peaks wild horse herd at a manageable level. To ensure the herd and…

Southside Elementary School in Powell has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups on assessments. Southside Elementary was not the only school in the Cowboy State to achieve this…

Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol in Cheyenne and in Big Horn and Park Counties on Wednesday, September 20 in honor and memory of Charles Hessenthaler. Hessenthaler represented District 26 in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1997 to 2002. According to his obituary, Hessenthaler…

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, the Wyoming Department of Health would like to remind people about the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline This service is free, confidential and always available. The system involves a national network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or…

Powell Valley Healthcare’s Chief Nursing Officer, Arleen Campeau and Cody Regional Health’s Chief Nursing Officer, Keith Ungrund were recently recognized for their efforts to make healthcare safer for everyone.   At the Wyoming Hospital Association’s 2023 annual meeting, Campeau and Ungrund were awarded the inaugural Healthcare Leadership Award, along with 2 other Wyoming nurses –…

Cody, Wyoming was named one of the top 10 Best Places to Visit in the Fall in the latest USA Today/Reader’s Choice ranking. The Rodeo Capital of the World has also been lauded for having one of the country’s Top Small Town Arts Scenes, an honorable mention for the Best Small Town Library, and it…

Yellowstone National Park hosted 846,389 recreation visits in August 2023, a 45% increase from August 2022 and a 3% increase from August 2019. August 2023 visitations decreased compared to July 2023, as there was 969,692 recreation visits in July. Year-to-date, the park has had 3,313,244 recreation visits. Below is a list of statistics on yearly…


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