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Minimal traffic delays are expected during a road project north of Thermopolis this week. Construction of a left-turn lane and mailbox turnouts is scheduled to resume this week. When complete, the project is expected to improve highway safety through the busy rural area in Hot Springs County. Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Kaia Tharp…

The City of Cody is partnering with local organizations to bring art to public spaces. At last week’s City Council meeting, the Council voted to enter into an agreement with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to display a bronze statue by T.D. Kelsey in the Bell Plaza area in downtown Cody. The bronze,…

Homeowners in Wyoming may be entitled to a partial refund of their property taxes. Park County Treasurer Barb Poley says the Wyoming Property Tax Refund program is back, after having been de-funded for two years by the Wyoming State Legislature. She says the program is available to homeowners who make less than three-fourths of the…

The Cody Stampede has made it into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Yesterday, officials announced the twelve inductees into the 2019 Hall of Fame, one of which is the Stampede Rodeo, which is celebrating its 100th year this summer. In a statement, Mike Darby, co-president of the Cody Stampede Board, called the honor, quote, “a…

A $1.6 million highway rehabilitation project has started directly south of Lovell on US 310. Highway improvements on 5 miles of US 310 directly south of Lovell include widening mailbox turnouts, asphalt pavement milling, and a pavement overlay, said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael Miller of Basin. Miller said quote, “During asphalt pavement…

Wyoming’s lone congresswoman is off to a fast start raising money for the next election cycle. Federal reports show Republican Liz Cheney raised just over $321,000 in the first quarter of 2019. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that’s nearly four times more than Cheney raised in the first quarter of 2018 and over double what she…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding antler hunters that the gathering of horns or shed antlers does not begin until May 1 on public lands west of the Continental Divide. Antler hunting is prohibited in the area from Jan. 1 through April 30 on all state-owned lands as well as federal lands. The…

Wyoming gas prices have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week. The average price at the pump in Wyoming is $2.66 today. That’s according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 494 stations. The Big Horn Basin is slightly above average, with gas prices at around $2.77 per gallon in most communities. According to GasBuddy…

Cody could be named the Best Historical Small Town of 2019. But that’s only if the town gets enough votes in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards for that category. Cody is currently ranked 13th out of 20, and is up against towns such as Abilene, Kansas; Deadwood, South Dakota; and Williamsburg, Virginia. The…

Although much emphasis has recently been put on preparations for next summer’s Sheridan Avenue repairs, a construction project in Yellowstone National Park has the potential to impact visitation this year. A major repair at Fishing Bridge will cause some delays for travelers on the East Entrance road this summer. Cody Chamber Director Tina Hoebelheinrich says…


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