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Both fires in northwest Wyoming – the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand Creek Fire – are slowly growing, both in size and containment, as the firefights continue. As September progresses, both of the major wildfires in northwest Wyoming are down but not out – literally. Day by day, both the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand…

Two men are in custody after shots were fired, a car totaled, and a major Wyoming highway closed for hours during a night of crime in Washakie County. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rankess released a statement with more details on what happened overnight in Bighorn National Forest on Sept. 14 and…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is enlisting the public’s assistance in finding a hit and run driver in a significantly damaged red or orange pickup truck. Once again, local law enforcement hopes the public might have tips or even footage that will catch the culprits for a crime. In this case, the Park County Sheriff’s…

Six grizzlies in the Five Mile Creek drainage – another cattle-killing bear finds a new home in Shoshone National Forest, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated another grizzly to the Bighorn Basin this summer. And,…

Two men are in custody after multiple Washakie County law enforcement agencies responded to a “critical incident” in Bighorn National Forest on Tuesday night. At 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Worland Police Department announced the closure of the entirety of Highway 16 between Ten Sleep and Buffalo. The…

The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continues as August 2021 sees over 900,000 visits – the highest August numbers in the park’s history. Officials at Yellowstone National Park released the visitation statistics for August 2021. Once again, they’re staggering. Yellowstone has been busier than ever as people flock to the national parks as a…

Park County School District #6 has adopted new policies to protect Cody students from COVID-19 – and masks aren’t mandated but remain highly encouraged. The 2021-2022 school year is already off to a rough start. Less than a month in, several Cody students and staff are out of school, in quarantine for having COVID-19 or…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…

Shoshone National Forest ends a relatively quiet summer with a fast-growing wildfire near Lander, which has grown over 700 acres in just a few days. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, a Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Sand Creek Fire. It’s the largest wildfire in Shoshone National Forest…

Gabby Petito may be missing somewhere in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks, and her family has taken to social media in the hopes of finding her. The Facebook group, Missing people of Wyoming is a resource for anyone looking for a lost friend or loved one. Now, a New York family is hoping the group…


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