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From September 2nd to the 13th multiple areas of the Upper Gibbon river drainage in the central portion of Yellowstone National Park will close for fisheries work Areas set for closure include Virginia Cascades Drive–Wolf Lake Trail–Wolf Lake Cutoff trail to Ice Lake and areas of the backcountry to the north and south between Canyon…

Smoke from the Brimstone Fire in Yellowstone National Park may be visible from Bridge Bay–Lake Village–Fishing Bridge–the East Entrance Road–and communities east of the park. Due to hot and dry weather, the Brimstone Fire grew to an estimated 80 acres the evening of August 28. Public and firefighter safety is the first priority for park…

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the states seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.5% in June to 3.6% in July. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its July 2018 level of 4.1% and slightly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%.…

The WyoLotto turned five on August 24th–The entire state has played a huge role in creating a new revenue stream for Wyoming and a platform to give back to the state. To show just how far the WyoLotto has come in just five years, this past July, WyoLotto transferred​ $1,201,849 to the State Treasurer’s Office,…

The public is invited to let the Cody City Council know their thoughts on the City’s plans to change electric rates. The Council will consider the rate changes at their regular meeting this upcoming Tuesday at 7 P.M. An amended ordinance with a new electric rate schedule has already passed on first and second readings.…

Powell High School quarterback Ethan Asher is in a medically induced coma after injuries suffered in a truck crash earlier this week. The Park County Sheriff’s Office reports that the crash occurred at just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27th on Lane 9 outside of Powell. According to the deputy’s report the driver of…

So far, so good, as far as the road improvement process between Cody and Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park is concerned. Cody’s Chamber of Commerce Director, Tina Hoebelheinrich, told listeners to KODI’s Partyline Show yesterday that the Fishing Bridge project is complete, and the repairs should last for at least another 20 years. Hoebelheinrich…

New digital message signs and web cameras are coming to northwest Wyoming and the Big Horn Basin. The new locations for the signs include multiple installations in the Big Horn Basin. They will be located as follows–1 mile north of Shoshoni–5 1/2 miles south of Thermopolis near the Wind River Canyon–1 Mile south of Worland–3…

Powell High School quarterback Ethan Asher is in a medically induced coma after injuries suffered in truck crash earlier this week. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Asher lost control of his 2007 Ram 1500 and rolled. Powell Activities Director Scott McKenzie told the Star-Tribune that Asher was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that this past Tuesday at 5:40 a.m. the Thermopolis Police Department initiated action to arrest four illegal immigrants who were working in Hot Springs County. Police Chief Julie Mathews said this incident had been “days in the making,” and by 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday the four subjects were in custody.…


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