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Park County is experiencing an unprecedented increase in home values, and the factors contributing to rising home values are multifaceted and complex. One obvious reason for the increased demand for homes: Americans fled large cities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, certain regions of the country saw a…

The good news is Yellowstone Regional Airport will stay busy this summer – but the bad news is it won’t be as busy as it could have been with one airline gone. Over the past few years, the number of people moving through Yellowstone Regional Airport has steadily increased. Even the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow…

By BRIAN WITTE and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal transportation secretary, died Tuesday. He was 90. John Flaherty, Mineta’s former chief of staff, said…

Even while extensive rockfall mitigation work continues in the Wind River Canyon, drivers need to stay on alert for falling rocks – large and small. W.Y.DO.T. project engineer Jordan Erz released a public message about the work in the Wind River Canyon. After a sudden rockfall last week, two contractors and dozens of workers immediately…

Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso addressed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to promote America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is “a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recreation package to improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy.” The bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the following: Outdoor Recreation Act Simplifying Outdoor Access…

Park County Republican leaders respond to the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. They see the leak as a breach of trust but agree with Alito’s assessment, calling it “long overdue.” Last night, the website Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion by Justice Samuel Alito.…

WYDOT and W.H.P. were ready for April 22’s sudden snowstorm, but the biggest issue for troopers and plowers was overly ambitiously, gate-rushing stubborn drivers. Rather than focus on opening the roads, operators had to pull away from plowing and focus on removing vehicles from the road to complete plowing. Troopers responded to stranded motorists who…

Last year, Trump endorsed Republican Harriet Hageman to challenge Rep. Liz Cheney for Wyoming’s U.S. House seat. Trump supported Hageman after Cheney’s public criticism and vote of impeachment following the Capitol riot in January 2021. Cheney’s defiance of Trump cost her the number-three House GOP leadership spot. “I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate…

Park County School District #6 reminds parents with younger children that they have until the end of this week to get them on the kindergarten class list. Kindergarten registration is now open for the Park County School District #6 2022-2023 school year starting in August 2022. This registration process is intended to get most of…

Wyoming native, and a retired Marine Corps Colonel, Brent Bien is looking to challenge Mark Gordon in the Governor’s race this November. He held a meet-and-greet at the Irma Hotel on Friday, April 29th, 2022. The casual event was conversational but tinged with an underlying atmosphere of seriousness. “We have to remember that God, and…


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