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Cody schools are shut down until April 3rd. And possibly longer. Last night, the Cody School Board, school administrators, and Cody health professionals met in an emergency board meeting to discuss the closure of the district in response to the COVID-19 virus reaching Wyoming and, inevitably, reaching Cody. It was during the meeting that Governor…

The flushing time of year is here. The Bureau of Land Reclamation has scheduled a flushing flow in both the Wind River and Bighorn River at the end of March. The average inflows into the Boysen Reservoir are higher than anticipated, which has become something of a regularity in recent years. This flush is designed…

Yellowstone has released their construction map for the 2020 summer season – what to expect and what to avoid. Of immediate concern to us in Cody is the continuing construction on the East Entrance road from Fishing Bridge to Indian Village. The construction includes drainage work, parking expansion and reconstruction, and restoring the natural flow…

Coronavirus cancellations! What’s next? The panic over the sudden spread of the coronavirus to the US has caused a flurry of event cancellations: schools, sports, March Madness, Broadway shows, Disneyland, even European travel. Closer to home, University of Wyoming has extended its spring break by a full week and all school state tournaments, in sports…

It’s here – but there’s no need to fear. Wyoming’s first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed. A woman in Sheridan County with a recent history of domestic travel has tested positive for the infamous COVID-19, confirmed by tests from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. The Wyoming Department of Health made the announcement yesterday…

There’s a lot more snow above Cody – that means a lot more melt. The Bureau of Reclamation Office in Billings has released an updated list of their snow-melt predictions for the entire Bighorn River Basin. The report lists the forecasted acre-feet of water for six major bodies of water in the Basin – Bighorn…

There is always a need and appreciation for nurses. If that’s a career path for you, Northwest College has you covered. The College encourages anyone interested in healthcare careers to attend Northwest College’s Nursing and Allied Health Career Fair. More than just a chance to learn about NWC’s nursing program, this free event is designed…

March is Women’s History Month. Wyoming is the Equality State. But how equal is pay in Wyoming today? The website business.org has compiled information from every state and the District of Columbia to determine the median earnings of women and men in each state, to determine the wage disparity between the average earnings. Only income…

Almost a year to the day since the groundbreaking, the date for the ribbon cutting at Gunwerks has been set. Gunwerk’s new 44,000 square foot, $6 million dollar facility is materially finished, minus some final modifications. Local contractor Sletten Construction has led the year-long effort to build the firearms manufacturing facility which has been funded…

A new report points a skeptical finger at the state’s legacy of investing in coal upgrades. The Powder River Basin Resource Council has released their analysis of 30 years of the state investing millions in 16 public and private projects involving coal upgrades and, in the words of Council board member Bob LeResche, quote “Wyoming…


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