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A house fire in Lovell on Tuesday night has left a family homeless. The Lovell Chronicle reports that the Lovell Volunteer Fire Dept. was called to a blaze at 242 Pennsylvania Avenue just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. Two of the family members were home at the time of the fire, which started in the south…

A shooting at a Manderson bar is under investigation. The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at the Hi-Way Bar and Café on Sunday night. According to an article in the Basin Republican-Rustler, 70-year-old Michael Berry of Ten Sleep is under investigation for shooting at the owner of the…

Two local men have completed a feat few have attempted. Beau Maier, a Cody High School graduate, and Powell resident Christopher Kuntz, have been part of a four-man rowing team made up of military veterans that this week completed a 3000 mile trip across the Atlantic. They left in December from La Gomera in the…

Dangerously cold weather has hit Wyoming this week, with wind chill readings lower than 40 below zero recorded in some areas. Some of the coldest spots were in southeastern Wyoming. The National Weather Service says the wind chill near Pine Bluffs was minus 48 and negative 27 in Cheyenne early yesterday morning. But it was…

Shopko Hometown in Worland will be closing its doors late this Spring. A report from the Northern Wyoming News indicates the scheduled store closing is May 12th. Other Shopko stores around the Big Horn Basin had already announced closings; including the Thermopolis and Greybull stores. Greybull’s Shopko doors are expected to close on March 2nd.…

Wyoming growers and producers can now join, renew membership and purchase program materials like stickers and decals online through the new-and-improved Grown in Wyoming website. Grown in Wyoming is a state-branded program run by the Wyoming Business Council, the state’s economic development agency. Members receive digital marketing perks through Grown in Wyoming’s social media and…

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy rescued a driver after a car was buried in an avalanche on Teton Pass. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the car was caught in the slide Wednesday evening, and the pass was closed in both directions. No injuries were reported. Stephanie Harsha, a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation,…

A bill that would have increased Wyoming’s tax on cigarettes by 50 cents a pack has failed in the state House of Representatives. As originally introduced, the bill had proposed to raise the state tax to $1.10 per pack. In addition, the proposal would have subjected electronic cigarettes to state taxes. A separate bill that…

Legislation that would allow the state of Wyoming to take over operation of Yellowstone National Park and other facilities during a federal government shutdown was approved Wednesday by the state Senate. Under the proposal, the governor of Wyoming would be authorized to spend up to $500,000 to operate any national park or other federal facility,…

A snowmobile crash near West Yellowstone yesterday resulted in injuries to a Texas man. The Billings Gazette reports that just before 9 a.m. yesterday, Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone received a call reporting a snowmobile crash on Two Top Trail, a few miles west of West Yellowstone. The 40-year-old man, who was not identified,…


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