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A section of highway between Cody and Greybull is one step closer to being designated the state’s Wild Horse Highway. The Friends of a Legacy, or FOAL, a non-profit organization that helps the Bureau of Land Management manage the McCullough Peaks herd, have enlisted the help of local legislators to designate a 32-mile stretch of…

Wyoming lawmakers have decided to build a state-run nursing home for veterans in Buffalo after going back and forth between two potential host cities. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state Senate voted Thursday for the northern Wyoming town instead of Casper following weeks of location-changing amendments to legislation authorizing the construction. State officials studied potential…

Wildlife managers in the Cody Region have put to use multiple new trail cameras recently donated by local sportsmen’s groups. Wildlife Biologist Tony Mong said the cameras will be used in conjunction with other techniques currently used to monitor mule deer populations in the Cody area. The cameras were placed along migration routes delineated from…

A proposal to repeal the death penalty has failed in Wyoming after getting more support from state lawmakers than ever before. The Wyoming Senate voted against the proposal 18-12 on Thursday. This is the sixth year in a row that death penalty repeal has failed in the Wyoming Legislature but this year the idea got…

A proposed bill that would allow the state of Wyoming to take over operation of Yellowstone National Park and other federal facilities during a federal government shutdown has been rejected by a state House committee. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Senate File 148 failed on a 5-3 vote Wednesday in the House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee.…

February 14, 2019

A project that was first proposed in Powell in 2006 is finally making some headway. The application to the Wyoming Business Council for a hotel and convention center in Powell was first submitted thirteen years ago – but is finally set to break ground this spring. Christine Bekes, director of the Powell Economic Partnership, points…

Construction work is cleared to begin in spring of 2020 on a bridge over the Lewis River in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park. At the end of last year, a Finding of No Significant Impact was declared on an environmental assessment for a project to replace the Lewis River Bridge. The bridge is…

This Valentine’s Day, consider your heart. That’s the message from the Wyoming Department of Health, which points out that older individuals are not the only ones who should learn about heart disease risks and take steps to keep their hearts healthy and pumping. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, heart disease is America’s leading…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol released a statement to their Facebook page concerning the now confirmed fatal crash Tuesday, February 12th east of Ten Sleep on Highway 16. Wyoming Highway Patrol Officers responded to a single vehicle rollover at milepost 37 on US 16 east of Ten Sleep, Wyoming — round 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A 2001…

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced Tuesday the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy (WCCA) in Guernsey received its educational accreditation from AdvancedEd, a national non-profit organization that accredits educational institutions based on standards of quality. Of all the National Guard-sponsored ChalleNGe programs, WCCA is the seventh academy to gain full accreditation. Credits students earn while…


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