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Worland’s Admiral Beverage has partnered with First Lady Jennie Gordon and Star Valley Meat Block to end Wyoming food insecurity with Wyoming game and a refrigerated truck. As part of the First Lady’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative, the new Food from the Field program will see meat from deer, elk, and moose donated by Wyoming’s hunter…

August 2020 was the 2nd busiest August in Yellowstone’s history, seeing 881,543 recreation visits. The record was set during the August 2017 solar eclipse – 916,166 visits. While this record is certainly impressive, it isn’t enough to rectify the downward trend observed from the pandemic. 2020 continues to have the lowest attendance of the last…

WYDOT has completed the asphalt paving on the 6.6 miles of the Cody South Project, with chip sealing of the same stretch of Wyoming 120 set for June 2021. The $5.5 million dollars’ worth of highway improvements stretches between Yellowstone Regional Airport and milepost 74 – the snowplow turnaround south of the Park County Landfill. The WY120…

The City of Cody has been allocated a grant of $1.6 million dollars – the maximum amount possible – to cover COVID-19 related expenses. The State of Wyoming received over a billion dollars in federal CARES Act funding from the federal government. Approximately $150 million dollars of that allocation was set aside for state governments,…

The Lone Star Fire is now 3,914 acres and has the potential to grow larger thanks to the high temperatures and low humidity that’s feeding the flames. On September 15, the entire fire was mapped and revealed the true extent it has burned through in Yellowstone. It is continuously being monitored to analyzing its spread…

There is a potential advisory for Shoshone Lake due to a potential harmful cyanobacterial bloom. Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht said samples of the lake’s water were collected last Friday. The results expected sometime next week. Until those results are returned, Forest officials want to be proactive and prevent any potential incidents or illnesses in…

As progress on the $4.93 million-dollar Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation project moves forward, work enters the night grinding stage. Starting next Monday, September 21, concrete grinding will begin between 14th and 15th Streets on side of Sheridan, and Beck and Alger Avenues on the other. The hours for this work will be between 9 PM and…

On September 11, Buffalo Bill State Park announced that the Buffalo Bill Reservoir was under investigation for a potential bloom of cyanobacteria in a Facebook post. They specifically cited the boat club off Bartlett Lane as a site of potential concern. While cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green bacteria, is present and important to water ecosystems…

After thorough review and public discussion, Park County will have the same nine polling places after the Park County Commissioners voted to take no action. This afternoon’s meeting of the Commissioners was largely dominated by this issue, as several residents of the communities that saw polling location close – Garland, Clark, Heart Mountain, Wapiti, and…

Brad Cline, a Wyoming veterans service officer based in Cody, will be traveling around the Bighorn Basin to meet with veterans and their families. He will be available to discuss benefits and other opportunities available to our state’s veterans: state and federal benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, and VA healthcare. Cline is also ready…


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