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In spite of record visitation the last five years, the Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says officials there will not limit attendance or require reservations. Superintendent Cam Sholly visited the Park County Commissioners in Cody Tuesday. According to reporter Penny Preston, Sholly told the commissioners the Park is in the best shape it’s been in…

Nashville meets Wapiti. That’s what will happen this weekend at the Yellowstone Cutthroat Ranch west of Cody, when the owners there are hosting what they hope will be the first annual Wapiti Valley Songwriter Weekend. Courtney and Randy Hooper, owners of the Ranch, are promoting what they say will be three days of great music…

A University of Wyoming program that has helped find solutions to natural resource challenges is being retooled to work with Wyoming communities in an effort to boost the state’s tourism economy. Using a $50,000 grant from the university’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is developing plans…

The Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents of fraudulent activity by individuals claiming to represent the Community Services Block Grant. Department staff has heard from a handful of victims and near-victims who have been contacted via Facebook Messenger and other social media platforms with offers of a large grant in exchange for personal information…

Cyanobacteria and blue-green algae plumes have been on the minds of pet owners as it seems daily another report of a dog death hits the headlines. The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that as of Monday–the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality indicated that only four lakes have had the plumes reported. The lakes are located in…

The Wyoming Department of Health is warning that fraudulent activity by individuals claiming to represent the Community Services Block Grant is targeting Wyoming residents. WDH staff has heard from a handful of victims and near-victims who have been contacted via Facebook Messenger and other social media platforms with offers of a large “CSBG grant” in…

Would-be builders of a massive coal export terminal along the Columbia River at Longview suffered a severe setback in court. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Department of Natural Resources had a valid reason when it refused to lease state-owned aquatic lands to Millennium Bulk Terminals. The…

The new director of Homeland Security says he wants to help residents be prepared. Jack Tatum recently took over as the Park County Director of Homeland Security, after the retirement of Mart Knapp. The County Commissioners made some changes, placing responsibility for the position under the Sheriff’s Department, and hired Tatum, a former wildland firefighter.…

Girls’ fastpitch softball could finally become a sanctioned high school sport in Wyoming. After the Albany County school board last week unanimously voted to support softball as a varsity sport, they fulfilled the requirement by the Wyoming High School Activities Association to begin the process of organizing an official high school softball season, which would…

An emergency landslide repair project begins this week on Highway 296 near Cody. The $363,000 project started this week on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway northwest of Cody. According to Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance engineer Lyle Lamb of Basin, the slide repairs are occurring at milepost 27.5, about eighteen and a half miles west…


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