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Liz Cheney is the latest representative to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill to give the federal government more power to present devastating forest fires. The Resilient Federal Forests Act is currently making its way thru the U.S. House of Representatives, now supported by Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney. The bill seeks to restore forest health, increase wildfire…

Closure finally comes to the community that lost 1st Lieutenant Alva Ray Krogman, laid to rest in his hometown of Worland this week after 54 years lost in Laos. Over a hundred people gathered at Worland Middle School for the memorial of Alva Ray Krogman, Worland native and war hero. Krogman, a 1st Lieutenant in…

Efforts to stop the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest are getting more aggressive as the fire grows to nearly 400 acres with 0% containment. The latest update from Bighorn National Forest confirms the Crater Ridge Fire has grown since the last report. Its size increased from 200 acres on Monday, July 19, to…

Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and Wyoming State Flags be flown at half-staff in honor and memory of First Lieutenant Alva “Ray” Krogman. Both the U.S. and Wyoming State Flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 21,  in honor and memory of First Lieutenant Alva “Ray”…

Do you ever wonder about Wyoming in the past? How it all started? How people lived in the early twentieth century? Lora Webb Nichols received a gift of a Kodak camera for her sixteenth birthday. Between 1899 and her death, in 1962, Nichols created and collected some twenty-four thousand negatives documenting life in her small…

A man who claims to be a Yellowstone tour guide gets a “tour de force” trial and punishment for being reckless with the treasure of Yellowstone National Park. Theodore Eugene Garland of Edmond, Oklahoma, appeared for sentencing in front of Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman in Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park on July…

The latest wildfire in the Bighorn Basin is less than 200 acres but could easily get bigger and harder to fight, with higher temperatures and fewer resources. Bighorn National Forest staff are currently battling the Crater Ridge Fire. First reported on Saturday, July 17, the fire is in the far northwestern portion of the Medicine…

Yellowstone National Park experienced its busiest June on record with nearly a million visitors – placing 2021 on track to beat yearly attendance records. Yellowstone officials released the visitation numbers for June 2021 – and they’re staggering. Once again, post-pandemic tourism fuels the desire to get into the national parks, and the numbers show it.…

Details are confirmed for the return of 1st Lt. Ray Krogman, who will be laid to rest in Worland after losing his life during the Vietnam War 54 years ago. After 54 years, Worland native Ray Krogman is coming home. Krogman, a First Lieutenant in the 504th Tactical Air Support Squadron, was shot down during a…

James Hill has been named the new superintendent of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area while overseeing other local gems within the National Park Service. National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of James Hill as superintendent of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Hill most recently served as the superintendent of Guilford…


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