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Bighorn National Forest is hosting open houses to discuss invasive plants. Forest officials want public comment on their Invasive and Other Select Plant Management Project, which is currently in the works for further development this spring. The goal of the program is to the treat noxious, invasive, and select native plant species through manual, mechanical,…

There’s been a thousand-dollar theft on Sheridan Avenue. The Cody Police Department reports that approximately $21,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from the Native Images store, located at 1262 Sheridan Avenue. The jewelry in question is a mixture of necklaces, pendants, and other items. Most all of the items in question are inlaid with turquoise.…

The FBI is actively soliciting help in the search for two missing Idaho children. The Office of Strategic Communications at Yellowstone National Park issued the request made jointly by the FBI and the Rexburg Police Department. They want any assistance in locating 17-year old Tylee Ryan and 7-year old J.J. Vallow. The park is largely…

Sleeping Giant will stay awake in 2021. In a press release yesterday, the Yellowstone Recreation Foundation announced that the Sleeping Giant Ski Area is quote “committed to winter operations and beyond” unquote. It was only recently announced that Sleeping Giant was ending its winter season after 2020 due to a consistent pattern of unprofitable seasons.…

Is your Park County income sufficient to keep you going? The Wyoming Women’s Foundation has released an updated, 2020 version of their Self-Sufficiency Calculator. The Self-Sufficiency Standard calculates how much income families of various sizes and compositions need to make ends meet at a minimally adequate level without public or private assistance. The calculator determines how…

Don’t grow hemp in 2020. Or 2021. In fact, you should wait half a decade before even considering planting a single seed of hemp. That’s the message the Director of the Wyoming Hemp Growers Association has a message for all Wyoming farmers. Matt Rankin is a firm proponent of the hemp industry and its potential…

The Cody Police Department has a reminder for anyone with a vehicle parked on the street. Officers have noted an increase of vehicles – cars, trucks, and trailers – that are parked in the street with either expired registration or no registration whatsoever. This is against the Cody Municipal Code, which specifically cites street parking…

It’s only been a week since construction began on Sheridan Avenue, but WYDOT wants to clear up some misconceptions on the process. The sawhorses, traffic cones, and loud noises on the northside of 11th and 12th Streets heralded the beginning of the nearly $5 million dollar Sheridan rehabilitation project. But despite the obvious changes to…

Are you a caver? Then you can become a life-saver. Park County Sheriff’s Office Division of Search and Rescue is always looking for volunteers for their team, but in this case they are looking for people with a particular set of skills. Park County has several popular caves, which are often explored by recreational cavers.…

Ramaco Carbon has gotten its wish after years of review. The Sheridan-based tech company has received approval from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Quality Division (WDEQ/LQD) District 3, to mine Brook Mine, its own private coal asset in a historic mining area near Sheridan. The proposed Brook Mine will be the resource element of the nation’s first…


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