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An Arizona man who was arrested near Cody in February for driving a stolen U-Haul truck containing stolen goods has been sentenced by a Federal Judge. Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced 25-year-old Austin James Kelly on September 5th for possession of a stolen firearm. Kelly was arrested in Park County on February…

It’s not just grizzly bears who get re-located from one part of the state to another. Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists recently trapped and relocated three beavers as part of a long-term effort to improve stream habitat. The beavers were trapped on private land south of Cody where they were causing flooding over roads.…

A proposal to boost state revenue by storing spent nuclear fuel in Wyoming would only raise about $10 million a year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a panel of state lawmakers heard about the proposal on Thursday and will consider whether that amount is worth the political battle to make it a reality. The discussion of…

The University of Wyoming has announced plans to honor the Black 14 after they were cut from the school’s football team for wanting to protest during the civil rights movement. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that 14 student-athletes were dismissed for wanting to wear black armbands during a 1969 game against BYU in protest of the…

Rapper Kanye West was in Cody this week, and could soon make this small town in Wyoming his family’s home. West yesterday was visiting local schools, and was seen meeting with realtors in a Cody restaurant. According to reports on TMZ, the New York Post, and Forbes magazine, West has purchased the Monster Lake Ranch…

Fire Managers are also working to suppress a fire in the Sulphur Creek drainage northwest of Cody. The Stink Water Fire was discovered on September 3rd and is located 35 miles northwest of Cody along a tributary to Sunlight Creek. The fire was last reported at 47 acres in size. The cause of the fire…

People and structures are always the first thoughts during wildfire evacuations. But what about livestock that has been turned out on the mountain? The Cody Stampede Board has made the rodeo grounds available to anyone who needs to relocate their livestock due to the evacuations on the North Fork as a result of the Fishhawk…

There was little growth yesterday on the Fishhawk Fire as crews finished structure protection work in the Kitty Creek drainage. At last report, the fire had consumed around 10,400 acres south of Highway 14/16/20, about 40 miles west of Cody. A new fire management team took over the operations yesterday morning. Vickie Russo, information officer…

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states. Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within…

Education Week’s 23rd annual report card–Quality Counts 2019– ranks Wyoming sixth nationally in education quality–up one spot from seventh nationally in 2018. Once again–Wyoming scored the highest among western states–and first in the nation in school finance. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jilian Balow said of the ranking–quote–“It is always positive news to see Wyoming…


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