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The bear trapping party is so good, its going to keep going. The U.S Geological Survey and National Park Service announced that grizzly bear pre-baiting and scientific capture operations will be extended throughout Yellowstone National Park. These capture operations have been ongoing since the beginning of summer, but now they will continue from August 28th…

A Yellowstone road closes for fire – temporarily. A lightning strike ignited a fire 3 miles south of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, around 5:15 pm Saturday evening. The so-called Lone Star Fire – due to its proximity to the Lone Star Geyser and Trail – is not burning in the direction of Old…

Park County’s July tourism numbers show the trends we’ve all come to expect. The Park County Travel Council’s released their latest Marketing Director’s Report for the year-to-date in 2020. In addition to the usual collection of publications and other media that have featured Cody in a shining light, it also collected the hard numbers of…

Old Faithful has a little bit of coronavirus. Yellowstone continues its thorough COVID-19 testing regimes for park staff and popular tourist spots. There have been 1,500 employee (asymptomatic) surveillance tests of the park’s staff since early June, with no positive results and nearly all of them negative. The others have results pending. Two employees of…

Northwest College wants your opinion on its future. In light of the ongoing roller coasters of enrollment and economy – exacerbated by the pandemic – the college is hosting a series of meetings aimed at action. Administrators and board members see 2020 as a major transformational year in the institution’s history, and they want Park…

A massive wildlife project gets a major donation. The Greater Yellowstone Coalition has donated $200 thousand dollars to the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project, a major effort to reduce the number of vehicle-wildlife collisions on the 17-mile stretch of US-189 between Big Piney and La Barge in Sublette County. Bob Budd, director of the Wyoming…

Lower attendance didn’t stop county fairs from seeing higher sales. Now that the county fair season has winded down, a curious and unexpected phenomenon has been reported – despite the pandemic and everything else, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H livestock auctions saw an increase in total gross sales. Some counties – Albany, Park, Teton, and…

It’s back to school at Northwest College. Today is the first day for classes for the Fall 2020 semester, but also the first since the campus closed last spring during the pandemic. The college has been preparing for this reopening for months, keeping students abridged of their plans and progress. Their reopening plan includes precautions…

Worland is next for a thorough coating of thermoplastic. Starting this Wednesday, August 19th, WYDOT will be on Big Horn Avenue in Worland to apply a coat of thermoplastic pavement markings. It’s the first stop in a number of pavement-marking projects throughout northwest and central Wyoming. Every community in the region will be affected at…

Park County Search and Rescue embarked into Clark. Our illustrious SAR team responded to another call last Wednesday, this time in Clark. At 3:20 in the afternoon, the call came in to the Park County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center. 72-year-old Billings resident Christian Dietz had been riding an ATV on the Morrison Jeep Trail, a…


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