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The Bureau of Land Management announced last week that its continued partnership with a local nonprofit group benefited both wild horses and their habitat last year. The Friends of a Legacy organization, or FOAL, helped to provide for healthy wild horses and healthy rangeland in 2018, in part by funding the BLM’s fertility control field…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning about a scam that’s targeting elderly residents. In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office says that their dispatch center has been receiving reports about a female caller telephoning elderly residents and asking them if they have Medicare. The caller then begins asking for personal information. The…

The Cody City Council and the trustees for Park County School District 6 are re-negotiating a contract that allows students to use the Paul Stock Aquatics Center for school activities. At tomorrow night’s City Council meeting, the Council is set to terminate the current agreement between the City of Cody and Park County School District…

Three people sustained only minor injuries after a gas leak ignited in a mobile home in Greybull last weekend. According to Greybull police chief Bill Brenner, the three women were housesitting for the owner of the single wide trailer at 1325 North 7th Street. On Saturday, February 9th, they attempted to light a pilot light…

On Friday — Governor Mark Gordon announced the appointment of Brian Nesvik as the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s new director. Gordon stated — quote –“Brian Nesvik brings tremendous experience in dealing with wildlife management, endangered species and law enforcement throughout the state.” End quote. Nesvik currently serves as the chief of the Wildlife Division…

The Worland Fire Department responded to a dryer fire over the weekend at 1401 Big Horn Avenue. There were no injuries reported in the incident. Dryer fires are most often caused by a build up of lint or other debris in the lint trap. According to the National Fire Protection Association — 33 percent of…

Personnel from the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science began to move into their new facility this past week. The $105 million Engineering Education and Research Building was the most ambitious construction project in the university’s history when construction began back in October 2016. Engineering college dean Michael Pishko says the state-of-art…

It’s the last day for residents to get a deal on a statewide Parks Pass that allows entrance into all of the state parks in Wyoming, including Buffalo Bill, Boysen and other historic sites. Lisa Constantine with the Cody Chamber of Commerce says today is the last day to get a $6 discount on the…

Seatbelts save lives. That’s the message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol after a four-vehicle crash Tuesday on I-80. The interstate has seen a tremendous weather impact this week, which contributed to a four-vehicle collision at around 6:40 a.m. on February 5th. According to the Highway Patrol, a 2004 Ford Expedition headed west on Interstate 80…

The owners of Red Lodge Mountain have succeeded in securing a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service. The Billings Gazette reports that the paperwork was filed just an hour before the federal government shut down for its longest period ever, on December 21st. The deal swaps 382 acres of land owned by the ski…


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