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The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the cause of the Pallet Fire that occurred Saturday evening, April 13th — accroding to a report in the Northern Wyoming News. BLM public affairs officer Sarah Beckwith said the BLM was notified of the fire at 7:20 p.m. The fire was…

New figures show that more than half of the counties in Wyoming have lost population. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that U.S. Census Bureau figures indicate Wyoming’s population went down by about 1,200 people last year, continuing a downward trend over three consecutive years. Officials say the population decrease follows the departure of energy industry workers…

The superintendent of a Wyoming school district says rainbow flags and LGBTQ-related clothing are not banned in the school district despite a contrary message to students. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that school officials said they stopped students from waving both Confederate and rainbow flags at McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne Wednesday because it…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reorts around 100 parents, students and athletes attended the Hot Springs County School District’s Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, expressing their wish for the district to reconsider the firing of Coach Matt McPhie. McPhie, who coaches football and girl’s basketball as well as teaching, was denied a renewal of his…

The summer tourist season is right around the corner, and the Cody Chamber of Commerce is leading the community in preparing business owners to have a profitable year. Chamber Director Tina Hoebelheinrich says that their organization is hosting several events to kick off the 2019 tourist season next month, as well as offering free training…

The population of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park has dropped by half in the last 15 years. That’s according to the leader of the Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone. In a webinar broadcast live on Facebook Wednesday, Doug Smith said the gray wolf population in Yellowstone National Park has dropped to about 80 wolves.…

The Shoshone National Forest is planning to conduct two prescribed fires this week along the Chief Joseph Highway. One of the burns will be at the intersection of the Chief Joseph Highway and the Beartooth Highway, and the other is at the Dead Indian Summit. Burning should take place between 10am and 4pm. Prescribed fires are…

Why is health care more expensive in Wyoming than in surrounding states? A report in the Casper Star Tribune attempted to answer that question last month. A database examining what was paid in Wyoming for care bundles — like wrist x-rays or hip replacements — found that of 254 services, 242 were more expensive here…

There’s not much chance for spring floods in the Bighorn basin this spring. That’s according to the National Weather Service, which reports that although mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across most of Wyoming continued to be generally above average by the middle of April, those amounts are significantly lower in the northwest region…

A new conservation law enforcement program launching this fall at Northwest College will prepare students for careers as park rangers, field agents, game wardens and many other related law enforcement positions. NWC is just the fifth college in the U.S., and the only institution in Wyoming, to offer this associate of arts degree program. NWC…


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