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A hunter shot a female grizzly bear on Tuesday, September 26 in Beattie Gulch, close to the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park, outside of Gardiner, Montana. The hunter was charged, and was able to shot the grizzly at close range, according the Montanan Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department (FWP). On Tuesday, September 26, two…

Russ Francis, NFL Super Bowl Champion and former radio host on KODI died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in upstate New York. Francis, and longtime partner, Jaclyn Ryan, lived on a ranch between Cody and Powell in 2016. During that time, Francis hosted a radio show on KODI called Forever West Outdoors where he shared…

In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day, the Cody Police Department, the Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Highway Patrol will be hosting a local Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, October 4. At 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., members of the community are invited to meet local law enforcement officers…

The Soroptimist International of Cody Club will be hosting their 15th Annual 5k/10k Chip-Timed Walk/Run on Saturday, October 7th, 2023 that will benefit the Lainey Cole Memorial Women’s Cancer Fund. The press release reads: CODY, WYOMING— Soroptimist International of Cody Club will host their 15th Annual 5k/10k chip-timed walk/run on Saturday, October 7th, 2023. The…

Brandi Gann, Director of CASA of the 5th Judicial District, spoke about how CASA is an advocate for children who are in the foster care system and speaks up for them.  The goal is for the kids to thrive.  She also talked about CASA’s Board and how they help navigate and guide CASA to better…

Big Horn Cinemas opened the new and improved “Theater Number 3” on Friday, September 29. Owner of Big Horn Cinemas, Tony Beaverson, revealed the renovation in a recent video, highlighting the new 68 high-quality luxury recliner seats at Cody’s hometown movie theater. “We started with 130 seats in here, built on concrete and steel risers,”…

Cody Beers, Public Relations Specialist for WYDOT, spoke about the summer projects that are wrapping up like the Chief Jo Highway bridge improvements, the tunnel lighting project near the Buffalo Bill Dam, the slide project in Crandall, and the road improvements outside of Yellowstone National Park.  He also advised drivers to be careful and visit…

Nick Piazza, owner of Sleeping Giant Ski and Zip, and Jonathan Algarin, Operations Director, spoke about the new, upcoming season and what can skiers can expect with more groomed trails, tubing trails, and snow courses. They also spoke about last season and how they want to build on that momentum by offering great deals on…

Work will resume on the Cody tunnels project on the night of Monday, October 2 from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM for the installation of the remaining tunnel lights. Drivers can expect one way traffic controlled with a pilot car and flaggers during working hours. The Cody tunnels, between Yellowstone National Park and Cody, involves…

More than $54.6 million in contracts has been awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission for six upcoming Wyoming Department of Transportation construction projects. The press release from WYDOT reads as follows: The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded more than $54.6 million in contracts for six Wyoming Department of Transportation construction projects during its Sept. 21 regular…


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