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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…

While there have yet to be any changes, Park County Public Health says parents should be “prepared to do what it takes” to keep their kids safe in school. As Cody and Park County deal with a new, more severe surge of COVID-19 cases, the county remains largely unrestricted. This includes schools, which have been…

Cody joins five other Wyoming cities by hosting events to decide the future of medical and recreational marijuana through votes rather than bills. Oil City News reports that the Libertarian Party of Wyoming has joined forces with Compassionate Options Wyoming. Their goal? To decriminalize marijuana in the State of Wyoming. Specifically, the groups are holding…

Following a well-studied pattern, sage grouse leks were less busy in Spring 2021 – not unexpected and not necessarily a bad sign for Wyoming grouse populations. New data analyzed by Wyoming Game and Fish show the number of sage grouse at leks decreased in Spring 2021. Overall, lek attendance was down 13% from numbers observed…

After a week of digging, lopping, scraping, and smoothing, the Sheep Mountain Trail west of Cody is safer for hikers and horses thanks to “volunteer vacations.” Eight trail stewards on an American Hiking Society (A.H.S.) “Volunteer Vacation” worked with the Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office to make much-need improvements to this challenging trail.…

As COVID-19 cases relentlessly climb, Cody Regional Health implements “disaster protocols” to ensure patients get the best care possible in dire circumstances. The healthcare situation in Cody is getting more critical by the day. The current surge is on track to surpass the initial surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths related to COVID-19, mainly the…

Can the western U.S. beat the heat? Not according to this week’s forecasts, which means Wyoming will remain hot and wildfires will keep burning. For most of the summer, the word in the western and northwestern U.S. has been heated. Wyoming and several other states continue to struggle with record-breaking heat and severe drought conditions.…

The skeleton of a building is going up north of Cody as Wyoming Game and Fish continues constructing its new, bigger, and better Cody Regional Office. Construction is ongoing at the site for the new Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cody Regional office building. And now, that progress has become more visible as crews begin…

Yellowstone National Park got a bit jolted over the weekend, as several people felt a 3.0 magnitude earthquake along the Grand Loop Road last Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.0 magnitude quake in Yellowstone National Park on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 4. Its epicenter was close to the Grand Loop Road, opposite…

No news is good news for the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest, as firefighters work to increase containment while the acreage stands unchanged. News on the still-burning Crater Ridge Fire is becoming less frequent. Instead, daily updates have transitioned to periodic bursts of news, primarily good, showing that the fire is finally dying…


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