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Wyoming’s Democrats have passed a party rule that would prevent its financial resources from being used to benefit anyone who is not a state resident. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday that the State Central Committee of the Wyoming Democratic Party unanimously passed the resolution last month. The resolution says the party will only offer resources…

With the Fishhawk Fire raging on the North Fork, the Park County Office of Homeland Security reminds residents to be sure they are enrolled in the CodeRed system. CodeRed is a reverse 9-1-1 system where residents can be immediately notified of emergency situations in their vicinity. These notifications include natural disasters such as fire, flooding,…

The Fishhawk Fire west of Cody has expanded rapidly in the last 12 hours. Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team has assumed command of the fire as of 6:00 AM today, and reports that the fire grew to 10,321 acres overnight, according to the infrared flight. The Fishhawk Fire, which is located 40 miles west…

An outbreak of an equine virus has resulted in the cancellation of some events that were planned for Park County in the next couple of weeks. There has been a positive case of Vesicular Stomatitis in the Powell area, as well as several suspected cases. As a result, the organizers of the Northwest College Trapper…

Air quality in the Cody area is declining rapidly. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says residents in Park County near Cody have been experiencing smoke pollution from the Fishhawk Fire in the Shoshone National Forest, as well as the Stink Water Fire northeast of the Fishhawk. To Park County Public Health office says that a…

A multi-agency law enforcement effort led to the arrest of three suspects on drug charges last Friday–according to a report from the Thermopolis Independent Record. On August 30th–the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Department of Criminal Investigation about a meth deal that was going to happen between Trevor W. Brinkerhoff–Brian K.…

The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a district judge wrongly issued an order that upheld the University of Wyoming’s restriction on people’s ability to carry firearms on campus, saying in a split decision that the judge didn’t have jurisdiction in the case. The state’s high court decided 3-2 Wednesday to overturn District Judge Tori…

Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state as a way to boost revenue. The Spent Fuel Rods Subcommittee meets for the first time in Casper on Thursday to discuss the idea. The panel will hear from U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials, among others. The…

More than a hundred people attended a meeting yesterday evening to get information on the more than 4000-acre Fishhawk Fire. At the meeting at Yellowstone Valley Inn, Shoshone National Forest Managers told the crowd about their plans for fighting the fire, and protecting people and area homes and businesses. Penny Preston attended the meeting at…

A new fire has been reported in the Sunlight Basin. Yesterday evening, a fire was detected northwest of Cody, in the Sulphur Creek area. The incident has been named the Stinkingwater Fire, and has been estimated to be about 50 acres as of last night. Shoshone National Forest Officials are attending morning fire briefings, and…


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