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Attacks on two oil tankers in the middle east have economists concerned about a rise in oil prices. However, Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for the website Gasbuddy.com, says the attacks are not likely to impact gas prices. DeHaan points out that the scope of the situation is small. However, the idea of attacks…

In less than three weeks, the skies above Cody will be lit with an impressive fireworks display. But the Cody Chamber of Commerce director says that next year’s 4th of July show might not be as impressive, if the money can’t be raised to fund the annual display. Tina Hoebelheinrich and her staff at the…

A carnival in City Park tomorrow will do more than just put smiles on kids’ faces – it will improve the lives of children who don’t have a bed to sleep in. The Northwest Wyoming Realtors Association is hosting their fourth annual Realtors For Kids Carnival tomorrow from 10-2 p.m. The carnival is completely free,…

Vice President Mike Pence got his hands dirty with the staff of Yellowstone National Park yesterday. As part of a visit to the Park, the Vice President, his wife Karen, Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly and U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt joined a National Park Service maintenance crew to rebuild the boardwalk at the…

The Northern Wyoming News reports the Washakie County Fair Board voted to change the start time of the youth rodeo during this years fair week. Member Marty Cross made the motion to move the event to Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. to help parents, grandparents and others see their children or grandchildren compete in the…

An article in the Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has requested an increase in water release from Boysen Reservoir. In addition to the release–the US Army Corps of Engineers has also asked all USBR dams to utilize some of their flood pools to lessen flows downstream. This is in response…

Roman Catholic officials in Wyoming for the first time have published a list of former clergy they say have had substantiated claims of sexual abuse against them–reports the AP. The Wyoming Catholic Register newsletter mailed Wednesday listed the names of 11 accused clergy who served in Wyoming. They include a bishop, priests and a member…

If you’re visiting Yellowstone National Park today, be aware that portions of Old Faithful won’t be available until after 2 p.m. The National Park Service is notifying visitors that due to the visit of Vice President Mike Pence, there will be a temporary closure of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and portions of Upper…

The number of homes being built in the wildland-urban interface is growing. And that means trouble in a nation that is seeing more and more catastrophic wildfires. Officials estimate that there are about 44 million homes now in areas surrounded by forest land nationwide – so a local organization is putting together a fun outing…

The annual Heart Mountain Community Hike is back on track. The event, which was originally scheduled for June 1st, was cancelled due to poor weather. But Bebe Crouse with the Nature Conservancy says the annual spring event has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, June 15th. Hikers are invited to meet at the Heart Mountain…


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