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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…

There was another plague that attempted to make its way into Cody – PETA. In the latest summer visitor guide, published by the Cody Enterprise, they made a rather unpleasant discovery – a professional produced promotional page. From PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The title, in flashy western-style lettering, was “Why…

6 cases in 48 hours. Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin shared more details on the alarming uptick in Park County cases of COVID-19. On Monday and Tuesday, 6 new cases were confirmed at Powell Valley Health Care. In this case, all the cases make up a single cluster, and all are related to…

The U.S. Geological Survey is going on a bear hunt. As part of their ongoing protection under the Endangered Species Act, the USGS and National Park Service will be working in conjunction with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team to undertake a number of pre-baiting and scientific capture operations within the boundaries of Yellowstone National…

So – what’s with the moths? If you live in a more urban area in Wyoming, you might have noticed more than a few moths on your doors, in your cars, and in your homes. These are miller moths, which are being observed in record numbers across the western U.S. Some states are reporting 19-year…

The stands at the Cody Rodeo Grounds just got a little fuller. Today, the Cody Stampede Rodeo received a signed variance from the state, giving them permission to have a total of 2800 people at each night of the Cody Stampede Rodeo. That means that 2200 additional seats will soon be available for purchase every…


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