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WESTI Ag Days kicks off tomorrow at the Worland Community Center Complex. This 2-day event offers educational programs for producers and ag professionals in the Big Horn Basin. Topics will include livestock nutrition, soil health, range management, industrial hemp, tax law, the beef block-chain, weed and pest updates, and management transition Andy Junkin will be…

A Wyoming man has been sentenced to a one-and-a-half-year prison term for growing and distributing marijuana and money laundering. KTWO-AM reports court records say Stuart Doty, of Big Piney, pleaded guilty to growing between 88 and 132 pounds (about 40 to 60 kilograms) of marijuana and setting up bank accounts to conceal the proceeds of…

A bill that would allow hunters to use a blood trailing dog to track big game has the support of local legislators and outdoors groups. Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, who is the main sponsor of House Bill 73, said he got the idea from a Facebook conversation he had with his former high school…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 37-year-old woman has died after a car crash on Wyoming Highway 120. Authorities say the driver of a Honda Pilot was traveling north near Thermopolis on Thursday afternoon. The driver attempted to turn into a driveway along the road and collided with a Ford pick-up truck that was driving…

The Cody Airport could be busier than ever this year. Yellowstone Regional Airport manager Bob Hooper and Bucky Hall, spokesperson for the Cody-Yellowstone Air Improvement Group, brought that message to Cody Chamber members last week. They pointed out that they are halfway through their two-year contract with United Airlines for the Essential Air Service, which…

More work is needed to keep drivers safe on Wyoming highways. That’s a message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, which says that although fatalities were down last year due to drivers being more cautious, since the beginning of 2019 there have been 16 fatalities on Wyoming highways, which is a relatively high number for this…

Snowmobilers and backcountry skiers are being made aware of avalanche conditions near Cooke City, Montana, thanks to a new sign posted at the edge of town. The Billings Gazette reports that the sign posts the avalanche threat in a similar way that forest signs inform users about fire conditions. Seth McArthur, Montana Fish, Wildlife and…

K2 Radio reported last week that one woman died and two people, one of them a child, were injured last Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Wyoming Highway 120 west of Thermopolis. Candis Peterson, 37, of Thermopolis, was wearing her seatbelt but died at the scene of the crash. A juvenile passenger in her…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host two public meetings to discuss mule deer in the Clarks Fork and Upper Shoshone mule deer herds. The Clarks Fork and Upper Shoshone deer herds are located west of Cody and encompass Deer Hunt Areas 105, 106,109 and 110-115. At each meeting, Tony Mong, Cody area Wildlife…

A second hit and run crash since Jan. 21 involving a Wyoming Department of Transportation plow truck happened Wednesday afternoon north of Riverton. Wednesday’s incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. just north of Riverton in the five-lane section of Highway 26/WY789. The truck was pulling a fully-deployed tow plow, and was struck from behind by an unidentified…


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