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A crash on US Highway 16 East of Ten Sleep yesterday has been confirmed as the 17th fatal crash of 2019. Cody Beers, Public Relations Specialist stated to the Big Horn Radio Network that at this current pace, Wyoming is on course for a dubious record as the most fatal year on Wyoming Highways in…

Worland’s Speech and Debate team — led by Coach Rick Dorn — will host their home event this Friday and Saturday at Worland High School. Speech and Debate is put in a box by many — Dorn highlighted his most heard misconceptions about the activity. http:// There are a multitude of events encompassed in the…

Wyoming is closer to allowing a select number of students from neighboring states to qualify for its in-state college scholarship program. The proposal passed an initial vote in the state Senate on Tuesday after earlier clearing the House. The bill would allow as many as 24 students at any given time from Colorado, Idaho, Montana,…

It’s been a drier winter than we’ve had in recent years – but officials at the Bureau of Reclamation say that we don’t have to worry about not having enough water come summer. The Bureau of Reclamation released their water storage report yesterday, pointing out that the spring inflow to Bighorn Lake is expected to…

Governor Mark Gordon will put his pen to paper today, signing into law the first bills to come out of this year’s legislative session. The first bill that the Governor is set to sign is the bill that will set aside December 10th, 2019, as Wyoming’s Women’s Suffrage Day. Representative Sandy Newsome of Cody says the…

A complaint has been filed by Wyoming Equality regarding a visit to the Capitol from students participating in the Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day. In the complaint, Senator Lynn Hutchings of Cheyenne is alleged to have compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in remarks made to students representing the Gay Straight Alliance. Wyoming Senate President Drew…

A Wapiti man who is accused of murdering his wife will have his day in court – a year to the day after the shooting occurred. District Court Judge Bill Simpson made the decision on Friday to postpone the trial of Dennis Klingbiel from March 5th to August 5th, the anniversary of the day that…

Over five thousand households lost power on Saturday night in the Cody area – thanks to some errant tree limbs. A spokesperson for Rocky Mountain Power says that trees in the lines in multiple places were the cause of the power outage that occurred just before 11:30 on Saturday night. David Eskelsen, company spokesman, says…

Over a billion dollars was generated from oil and gas lease sales last year nationwide. That’s according to a release from the Department of the Interior last week, which reports that Bureau of Land Management state offices generated $1.1 billion from oil and gas lease sales in calendar year 2018 – that’s an amount nearly…

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is proposing to repair several major roads in and around Cody in the summer of 2020. The department plans to repair the highway that runs through the community’s downtown business district, as well as a portion of Highway 120 just south of Cody. At last week’s Cody Club meeting, WYDOT…


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