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Why does Park County suddenly need a coroner’s office? Actually, it’s needed one for years – we’ve been lucky enough to avoid the cost so far Recent news that the Park County Commissioners are now constructing a coroner’s office has rankled some in the county, but Commissioner Lloyd Thiel says that this is a addressing…

We might call it Rattlesnake Mountain, but several organizations spent 2019 making it a lot less deadly for Cody’s wildlife. It doesn’t just serve as one of the iconic peaks of Cody – Rattlesnake Mountain is considered high-quality year-round habitat for elk, moose, mule and whitetail deer, black bear, grizzly bear, blue grouse and turkey.…

Cody Fire Department rapidly responded to a fire at a historic home last night. Shortly before 8 pm last night, a fire broke out at 1037 Rumsey Avenue. The Cody Fire Department and dozens of volunteers responded to the fire almost immediately – luckily the home was only two blocks away from the station. There…

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding Wyoming families to test their homes for a dangerous gas. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and dangerous gas thar can be found in many places, including your homes. Radon occurs naturally as a radioactive gas released from the element radium and is found in rocks, soil…

After a quarter of a century, Yellowstone celebrates one of the most significant and controversial decisions in its history. 2020 is the 25-year anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The decision came after Yellowstone’s wolves had been hunted to regional extinction almost a century prior. The first truck carrying wolves…

The two men who trespassed on Old Faithful have faced justice. Eric Schefflin of Colorado and Ryan Goetz of New York, both in their twenties, plead guilty to the violation of thermal trespass at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs. Both men walked across the incredibly fragile thermal surface around Old Faithful to…

The Powell Economic Partnership wants you to participate in a very important economic conversation. The Partnership, in conjunction with the Powell Visitor Center and Powell Chamber of Commerce, has announced a panel discussion to be held later thus month. The topic of this “robust discussion” is how Wyoming will be paying its bills today, tomorrow,…

Wyoming is celebrating its 132nd Arbor Day in 2020 – and it needs posters. The Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree have announced their annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. All Wyoming fourth and fifth graders, in public, private or home schools, are invited to design and submit a 14 by…

Yellowstone Regional has one for the record books. Despite a slow start, 2019 gave Yellowstone Regional its best year ever in terms of passenger enplanement. The total for the year is 81,966 passengers. This is best passenger number in the airport’s history, despite Delta dropping its winter service and a 14% drop in passenger numbers…

Iranian bombings Australian fires, diminishing returns on state mineral taxes. And the good news? Well, there’s a new Girl Scout cookie. Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of the USA, officially announce “Lemon Ups” the newest sweet confection to join the legendary cookie lineup which includes staple icons like…


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