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Special Olympics Wyoming is looking for inspired residents of 12 communities to “Be Bold, Go for the Cold!” at their local 2023 Jackalope Jump. Special Olympics Wyoming is hosting Jackalope Jumps across Wyoming in February, March, and April. “Individuals, athletes, businesses, schools, law enforcement, fire, military, and other clubs and organizations” that would like to…

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced the appointment of Wyoming cattle producer Jim Hellyer as chair of the Federal Lands Committee. “Jim has been a vocal leader of NCBA and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, and he is a strong advocate for cattle producers who rely on federal grazing,” says NCBA Executive Director…

Northwest College has named 484 students to its fall 2022 semester honor roll and the list of students represents 39 communities in Wyoming, 17 in Montana, as well as 13 other states and 20 countries. To be listed on the President’s Honor Roll, students must complete at least 12 semester hours of college-level coursework with…

Park County District 24 Representative Sandy Newsome is the newest leader of the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, growing the state’s legacy of women in leadership. On Monday, Jan. 16, the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced that Representative Sandy Newsome (Park County District 24) joined the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Board of Directors. Representative Trey…

The B.L.M. Cody Office is looking at potentially darting and trapping wild horses near McCullough Peaks for relocation to control the herd’s growth. The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office requests local input as it begins as an analysis of future wild horse fertility control and bait trap gathers in the McCullough Peaks Herd…

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West invites families to leave cabin fever behind and bring the kids to a Winterfest Family Fun Day on Friday, January 20 from 3–7 p.m. Participants can drop in anytime during the hours of 3-7 p.m. to find “wintry-themed activities throughout the Center’s museums,” the Center says. According the…

After years of below-average inflow, all four reservoirs in the Bighorn Basin are anticipated to be at or above their 30-year-average water levels by summer, thanks to ample precipitation over the last few months. The Bureau of Reclamation released its first snowmelt forecast for 2023 on Friday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff…

Jennifer Just, program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park County, spoke about how this is National Mentoring Month and there is currently a need for eight male mentors needed for Park County.  Pokey Heny, a Big Sister and mentor, spoke about how she has been an influence in Michelle Hedges life since they…

To track the movement of mule deer on the ground, Wyoming Game and Fish will spend January catching, collaring, and releasing deer by taking to the skies. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning to capture and collar mule deer in the Absaroka and Bighorn Mountains as part of the new statewide Mule Deer…

The latest summary report by the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) offers a brief synopsis of the state’s oil and natural gas industry in the last 12 months. Highlights include the return of oil and gas production to pre-pandemic trends, the resumption of oil and gas lease sales by the Bureau of Land Management, and…


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