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Over $90,000. That’s the total amount of money that will be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after Legend Communications’ Big Horn Radio Network hosted a concert last week and raised funds to support the organization. Larry and Susan Patrick, owners of Legend Communications, say that individual donations, along with auction…

To keep boaters safe on the water for Independence Day, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department asks adults to be mindful of alcohol consumption. Alcohol use is a leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and boating crashes, and as of July 1, 2019, the blood alcohol concentration limit of someone operating motorized boats is 0.08…

There’s something unique about the main street of Cody, Wyoming over the 4th of July. Visitors from around the country are amazed when they walk in downtown Cody on the evenings before the Stampede Parades each year – because residents have no concerns about leaving lawn chairs out on the sidewalk overnight, saving prime seating…

Severe weather across the Big Horn Basin yesterday brought torrential rain–large hail and even a tornado warning. The National Weather Service in Riverton issued a severe thunderstorm warning yesterday afternoon around 1:20 P.M. as it tracked a large cell tracking towards Thermopolis. As the storm roared past Hamilton Dome–then through the surrounding area and finally…

To keep boaters safe on the water for Independence Day, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department asks adults to be mindful of alcohol consumption. Alcohol use is a leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and boating crashes. As of July 1, 2019, the blood alcohol concentration limit of someone operating motorized boats is 0.08…

Several highway projects in the Big Horn Basin will impact traffic this busy holiday week. A chip sealing project between Lovell and Cowley will take place this week on the $11.7 million-dollar Sage Creek highway and bridge improvement project. Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael Miller of Basin says motorists should expect delays and…

A mix of melting snow and added rainwater is causing Big Horn Lake to rise into the flood pool. According to an article in the Lovell Chronicle, as of June 19, the water level at the Lake was at 3,642 and a half feet, 2½ feet into the flood pool. By last week, according to…

A woman from a small town in the Big Horn Basin will be raising awareness about a global crisis – while riding across the state on donkeys and mules. The Basin Republican-Rustler reports that Karen Fettig of Manderson is riding across Wyoming to draw attention to the human trafficking crisis. She was scheduled to leave Belfry,…

A series of public meetings is scheduled in July to address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming. Wyoming Department of Transportation District Engineer Pete Hallsten of Basin says that a key part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process involves annual meetings with public officials and other individuals who play key transportation partnership roles in Wyoming. On…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports after proceedings last Friday–Justin Spence will face a 4th trial–at a later time. Spence is charged with incest–a felony that alleges on July 4th or 5th of 2014–he molested a juvenile female. Should the case go to trial, it will be the fourth for Spence on the charge. His first…


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