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Where will Wyoming’s wild horse go? Well, it definitely won’t be the slaughterhouse. Yesterday, Congress passed 2020’s federal spending bill. One of the provisions in the bill prohibits the U.S. Forest service from selling healthy wild horse and burros for slaughter. The Bureau of Land Management – who manages most of the wild horse herds…

Wyoming small business owners have spoken – more vocation, less taxation. A survey of small business owners across the state has revealed almost unanimous consent on several issues. This is part of an annual poll on state and federal issues conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association. Four…

Wyoming might have a DUI problem. An analysis of DUI prevalence, arrests, and fatalities has been assembled by the website The Zebra, which focuses on insurance issue. Surprisingly – or not – 4 of the top 5 states with the most drunk driving problems all border each other – Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and…

A Northwest College student will be spending her winter break collecting scientific information for her research – and to get it, she’ll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Biology major Tawna Herrera will leave Christmas Day for a 27-day research expedition in the African nation of Tanzania.  She will help collect samples of soil from the unique…

Two of Yellowstone’s iconic wolves are dead due to tourist negligence. The National Park Service released a report from an incident on November 19th of this year when two wolf pups of the Junction Butte Pack were hit by a vehicle between Tower Junction and the Northeast Entrance. It was determined that the pups were…

Every student in Powell likes Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who was sighted in Powell did not. The Powell Police got a call on the phone – the Grinch was off grinching and his cover was blown. He was lurking around by the Southside School. He had taken some items and that wasn’t cool.…

The Wyoming Council for Women wants you to help them help women in our state. The Council is promoting everyone’s participation in a national survey – Voices of Women in America – launched by the National Association of Commissions for Women, of which the Wyoming Council for Women is a member. The goal of this…

During the holiday season, its nice to be reminded of a year-round gift from the Wyoming State Library – free audiobooks. Over 36,000 free audiobook titles from RBDigital are available for download to your computer or mobile device, thanks to the Wyoming State Library. And over 70% have five or fewer circulations. All you need…

Yellowstone rumbled a bit this weekend. The United States Geologic Survey reported two minor earthquakes in the park this weekend. They both occurred within a 15-mile radius of Old Faithful. The first was a magnitude 3.2 at 7:29 Saturday night, at a depth of about 2.1 miles. This was followed by a magnitude 3.5 Sunday…

2019 has been a stellar year for Cody in the national media. The Park County Travel Council has collected all Cody’s “best of” mentions from the past year. Our superlatives are quite impressive. Cody has consistently been labelled coolest,  most affordable, best for nature lovers, best for multi-generational vacations, best for history-lovers and one of…


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