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The Fishhawk Fire west of Cody has doubled in size in less than 24 hours. An overflight of the fire, the cause of which has not yet been determined, mapped the fire at 4,048 acres. That’s double the estimated area that was reported Monday evening. Kristie Salzmann with the Shoshone National Forest says that a…

The Worland City Council approved a new parking agreement at it’s regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. An agreement that was signed a little over 20 years ago between the city and Ace Hardware recently expired. That agreement deeded the parking lot to the City of Worland–which in turn took over the maintenance of…

A new wildfire has grown rapidly east of Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming. The Fishhawk fire was reported Monday evening in the Washakie Wilderness about 40 miles west of Cody and south of U.S. 14/16/20. An overflight of the area Tuesday afternoon indicated the fire had burned over 4,000 acres. The fire was initially…

Black bear hunters are alerted that the fall black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains. The 2019 fall black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the…

$6500 has been raised in just a week through a GoFundMe campaign to assist a Powell family after their teenage son was in a pickup crash last week. Powell High School quarterback Ethan Asher is in the hospital after injuries suffered in a truck crash last Tuesday morning. Communities throughout Park County have hosted fundraisers…

Yellowstone National Park biologists yesterday released toxins into a river to remove exotic fish. The poisons were discharged into the upper Gibbon River drainage. Park officials say the project targets rainbow trout and brook trout native to the Yellowstone River watershed, but not to the upper Gibbon ecosystem. The region is expected to remain closed…

A sudden, explosive fire has already claimed over 2000 acres west of Cody – and it was only discovered yesterday afternoon. The Fishhawk Fire was reported Monday about 40 miles west of Cody. When it was first discovered, the fire, which is located six miles south of U.S. Highway 14/16/20, was estimated to be just…

Washakie County Ambulance Service Director Luke Sypherd was one of five recipients of the Rising Star Award from the Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services during the 49th Annual Wyoming Trauma and EMS Conference held in Cheyenne, August 14th through 17th. The Rising Star Award is presented to EMS providers in recognition of their contributions…

Some Wyoming lawmakers are getting behind a proposal to try to boost the state’s struggling coal industry with a marketing program. The Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee voted Friday to support a bill that would put $1 million toward the effort. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the bill could be considered during the…

Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl is in line for a $100,000 bonus after his team upset Missouri 37-31. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Bohl’s contract calls for the award if the Cowboys beat a Power Five program in a regular-season game. Saturday’s victory in Laramie was the first such victory for Bohl, who is in…


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