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Some Wyoming mountains are expected to receive the first accumulating snow of the approaching winter season. The National Weather Service says rain was expected to turn to snow late Tuesday night at elevations above 8,000 feet. The snow is expected to continue through Wednesday night. Mountain ranges that are expected to see snow include the…

How do you envision Cody in 5, 10 or 20 years? That’s the question being posed to residents by the Wyoming Business Council and the University of Wyoming Extension Office, who are hosting listening sessions in October to begin forming a development strategy for the community’s future. Cody Mayor Matt Hall says the listening sessions…

The precipitation that has fallen on the Fishhawk Fire area west of Cody has allowed firefighters to demobilize and move on to other, more pressing incidents. Despite the fact that the fire is still smoldering 12 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, all evacuation restrictions have been lifted. The Fishhawk Fire is still listed as…

A rental scam has been played on Cody residents, and the Cody Police Department is asking everyone to be aware. Police say two local residences were listed online for rent. Interested renters contacted the person listing the rentals via email and telephone, and arrangements were made to secure the rentals by using prepaid Google Play…

Thanks to the rain and cooler weather this week, the fire danger in the mountains west of Cody has declined dramatically. The fire danger in Yellowstone National Park has been lowered to “moderate,” and Park Officials say there are no fire restrictions currently in place in the park. And for those who are planning to…

On September 6th a fatal crash occurred around milepost 134 on US Highway 20 near Thermopolis. Around 4:45 p.m.–Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a motor vehicle collision. A 2009 Harley Davidson was traveling northbound on US Highway 20 and had started to enter a construction zone. A Ford F-550 was…

Members of Governor Gordon’s Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group issued a range of recommendations to the Governor. Among them is a call for the Governor to issue an Executive Order (EO) to create a state-directed program that would codify policies that balance conservation with multiple-use opportunities. The core aim of the recommendations is to…

Attorneys for a boy charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder for bringing guns to a junior high school in Gillette are asking that his case be moved to juvenile court. The boy, now 15, was charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty in March. The Gillette News Record reports a hearing is…

A group of bicyclists from the east coast were in Cody Friday raising money to help disabled veterans. They were representing the charitable organization Operation Second Chance, and participating in the “Beartooth Challenge”, a three-day, 210-mile bike ride between Cody, Red Lodge and Cooke City. Clark Wagner, a Casper native who lives in Virginia, says…

The Fishhawk Fire has gone quiet. Quiet enough for the Type 2 Management team assigned to the fire west of Cody to pack up and go home, which is what was happening yesterday at the fire camp at Buffalo Bill State Park. Team Blue transferred responsibility of the Fishhawk Fire back to the local forest…


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