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Sentencing has been handed down in an assault case that occurred in Yellowstone last July. 30-year-old Jackson Coombs was sentenced yesterday to seventy-eight months in federal prison for assaulting two tourists in Yellowstone National Park in July of 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal imposed the sentence after Coombs pleaded guilty to one count…

Wyoming Rising, a local nonpartisan advocacy group, will hold a combined March for Science and Earth Day celebration this Saturday. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at Cody City Park and will travel through downtown. Afterwards, the public is invited to a free program from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Coe Auditorium at…

A black bear may have been sighted on the outskirts of Cody Tuesday night. Officials from the Game and Fish Department were alerted to the presence of a bear near Riversbend Trailer Park about 8:30 Tuesday evening. Large Carnivore Biologist Luke Ellsbury says while they can’t be sure what type of bear it was due…

As summer approaches, the manager of the Wyoming Workforce Services office in Cody says that more businesses are looking for employees – but they are finding it difficult to attract reliable workers. Donna Lester says that employers are reporting a lack of industrious, committed employees who will show up to work. Lester and her team…

Yellowstone National Park staff are traveling to nearby communities to talk about fishing in the Park. Prior to the opening of fishing season in Yellowstone on May 25th, anglers and other interested individuals are invited to any of four outreach events to learn about ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic…

At Monday’s Washakie County School District #1 Board of Trustees meeting, members from the Worland High School Speech and Debate and Future Business Leaders of America were recognized by the board for their achievements. Eleven team members from this years Speech and Debate team were named to the All-State list. They were Madeline Martinson, Nathaniel…

If your phone rings once and then stops, think twice before returning the call. It may be a scam. Some cell phone customers are receiving calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that appear to be domestic, but are actually associated with international pay-per-call phone numbers. These calls often disconnect after one ring to…

Park County and Washakie County currently top the list for the state’s highest unemployment rates. According to the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, most county unemployment rates changed very little from February to March. Washakie County’s rate increased from 4.4% to 4.9%, but unemployment rates fell in Park –…

In recognition of Earth Day, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released Wyoming’s State of the Environment Report for 2018. Todd Parfitt, DEQ Director stated in the release, quote, “From improving our air quality monitors, reclaiming historic abandoned mines, achieving high compliance rates by the regulated community, and improving our ground and surface…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says inspectors recently found suspected invasive mussels on a boat headed through the state. Zebra and quagga mussels, two invasive species that have devastated streams and lakes in other U.S. states, have yet to take hold in Wyoming waters. But department officials said Monday inspectors found mussels on a…


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