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The National Weather Service is calling for the worst weather that winter can throw at western Wyoming – two to four feet of snow, strong winds, and nighttime temperatures at low as 30 below zero. Despite a flurry of winter weather throughout Wyoming, Cody and other areas of Wyoming have spent January with little snow…

A coalition of Republican senators is supporting legislation to prevent President Biden from forgiving student loan debt as the Supreme Court continues to explore its legality. U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in reintroducing the Debt Cancellation Accountability Act. This legislation would prevent the Biden administration…

Todd Bray, President, Dan Boehm, Secretary and Treasurer, and Josh Foster, Board Member from Downrange Warriors spoke about how they have branched out their program to include first responders and law enforcement, not just veterans.  They have a campaign called Stop the Bleeding which is working on stopping vets and first responders from self-isolating behaviors.…

Wyoming is one of several states participating in a class action lawsuit against the company that owns Fireball Whiskey, saying their dollar bottles are not what they seem. “Fireball Cinnamon” debuted in 2020. It is marketed as a malt beverage flavored to taste like whiskey – sales of malt beverages, like hard seltzers, are not…

Jeff Martin, Director of the Department of Homeland Security for Park County, spoke about what the department does for Park County, how the community can help, and what is coming up for the department in the future.  Jeff also gave us an update on the ice that is affecting a bridge on the South Fork.

USA Today has launched another series of Readers’ Choice top ten lists for 2023. Once again, Cody stands to take a prominent place, thanks to its legendary – and large – museum complex. USA Today regularly invites anyone to vote in their 10 Best Readers’ Choice lists. Travel experts select 20 nominees in contests covering…

The Transcontinental Railroad connected Wyoming to the nation – now, the Front Range Passenger Rail Line could eventually wind its way from Colorado to Montana – but the first stop in Wyoming starts in Cheyenne. Colorado has geared up its efforts to bring passenger rail service to the Front Range, and Cheyenne is staying on…

The ice isn’t nice upstream of Cody, as a significant buildup could damage the important bridge crossing the Shoshone River and cause flooding upstream. Park County Public Works is monitoring the Lower Southfork Bridge, a vital lifeline that allows residents of the Southfork to reach Cody. Once again, a significant ice buildup on the Shoshone…

By Western Hands’ mission is to sustain Western functional art and 2022 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Western Design Conference, organized today as a tax-exempt charitable organization. The history of the organization and body of work of master artisans are being published in a beautifully written reference book by Chase Reynolds Ewald and designed…

A statute repeal in House Bill 87 could mean infringing on the autonomy of private museums, colleges, and schools by penalizing them for anything deemed “obscene.” “Child pornography” in schools and libraries was a hot-button issue in 2022. School and library boards were challenged for having specific literature – like The Color Purple – in…


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