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A serious situation turned into a confusing one during a gas line break. Around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, Black Hills Energy received a call of a broken gas line along the Greybull Highway, US 14. Apparently, a car had driven over the line causing the break. Multiple agencies, including WYDOT and a crew from Black Hills…

It seems Wyoming is seeing as much Yellowstone traffic as it ever has, from a certain point of views. The latest Yellowstone visitation statistics for the period between June 16th – 29th showed some surprising numbers. Overall visitation percentage thru all 5 gates for this period was 89% of 2019’s average. Not a bad showing.…

The Cody Senior Center is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of Cody’s seniors. When it was revealed that a staff member had had recent exposure to someone being tested for COVID-19, it was decided that this was not an opportunity to take chances. Jenni Johnstone-Smith, executive director of the Cody Senior Center, decided…

If you want to avoid COVID-19, avoid large gatherings. The Park County Incident Management Team released a statement this week regarding the surge and rapid spread of COVID-19 cases in our county. The tone is urgent – we can stop the spread and get a handle on the virus if we consciously act now. You…

Numbers aren’t exactly soaring at Yellowstone Regional Airport, but they’re consistent. Now that both Delta and United are offering their seasonal regional service to Yellowstone Regional, more people are flying into Cody. The latest numbers from the week of June 22nd thru the 28th had 243 passengers – 65 on the 3 weekly Delta flights…

There will be no changes this time. The 1st of the month has typically heralded in a new set of variances to Wyoming’s public health orders, under the purview of Governor Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist. But not this month. Yesterday, in a statement released from his office, Governor Gordon said there would…

Northwest College weighs in on colleges cutting sports. In a statement released last week, Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa discussed a previously unfathomable possibility – discontinuing sports at the college. This is in light of both Sheridan College and Gillette College announced they would be discontinuing most of their NJCAA Division 1 athletic teams: men’s…

There’s a new billboard sure to raise eyebrows and opinions along Big Horn Avenue. The new billboard has been put up along the roadway heading east towards town. Dominated by a large grizzly in a field of yellow flowers, the message reads: Live Wildlife brings jobs to Wyoming! Our economy needs grizzlies now more than…

It seems the state is holding onto some money and property you might have claim to. Jeff Robertson, the Administrator of Unclaimed Property for the Wyoming Treasurer’s Office says there is lots of unclaimed property throughout the Bighorn Basin that is currently held by the state. While people are spending more time stranded at home…

Work will soon begin on the Beartooth Highway. A project overview was released by Missouri River Contractors, the company contracted by WYDOT, Yellowstone National Park, and Shoshone National Forest to undertake WY TIG 212 (9) – a rather intense construction project on the Beartooth Highway this summer. The project consists of: Constructing a new 400-foot…


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