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The Cody Rec Center is offering a solution for pre-pandemic members. At this time, the Rec Center is only open to members in order to reduce the number of people using the facility at any given time to just Cody residents. Now, one outstanding question has been answered. During their meeting this week, the Cody…

The Bureau of Land Management has a Memorial Day message – stay safe this weekend. A statement on behalf of the BLM was releases yesterday asking everyone to enjoy the nation’s public lands during the holiday, but to come prepared, be flexible, and respect others as well as natural and cultural resources on public lands.…

It wasn’t quite normal – but it was close. Yellowstone National Park has released the visitation numbers for the first three days of its opening – Monday the 18th thru Wednesday the 20th – for both the East and South Gates. Visitation through both gates averaged out to about 90% of the normal vehicle traffic…

Millions of dollars are going into a Chief Joseph Highway improvement project. A moderately sized but expensive repair project will be undertaken to make some slide repairs on a section of WYO 296, along with a stabilization of the area and fixing a dip in the road. Condon-Johnsons & Associates Inc, a contracting company based…

You might want to start locking your car. The Cody Police Department is currently dealing with an increase in vehicle burglaries. Thieves are always looking for easy opportunities to take advantage of people’s security in their community. A successful car theft can take as little as 30 seconds, especially if doors are unlocked and windows…

Bighorn National Forest is opening its campgrounds in time for Memorial Day. Bighorn National Forest will be opening Leigh Creek Campground, Ranger Creek Recreation Area (campground only), and Shell Creek Campground by this Friday, May 22nd. There will also be some increased public access throughout the forest. This is in conjunction with the state’s recent…

Another grizzly bear has been moved out of Cody. This past weekend, an adult male grizzly was moved from private property near the South Fork to the Camp Creek drainage, 30 miles northwest of Cody. The bear was showing signs of habituated behavior. While that isn’t necessarily a sign that would threaten human safety, it…

There were some pleasant surprises ready to great Yellowstone’s first visitors through the East Gate. As announced last week, the East and South Entrances to the park opened for the beginning of the amended summer season. The opening was planned for noon yesterday. But when the first eager people drove up to wait for the…

Cody has passed the poop test. One of the latest tools in the fight against COVID-19 is wastewater testing – using raw sewage as a indicator of whether is present in our community. Cody recently purchased a $10 thousand dollar Teledyne ISCO 6712C Compact Portable Sampler to accomplish this goal, sending the samples to the…

Another Cody opening worth celebrating today. Effective today, the Park County Library will once again be open for your book and literature needs. The Library has been closed since mid-March, when the first of the coronavirus closures started rolling in. Thankfully, their curbside checkout has been keeping everyone occupied and well-read, and they have taken…


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