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In light of the increase in catastrophic wildfires, the federal government is hoping to work with local agencies to better prevent outbreaks. On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso questioned Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Vicki Christiansen about post-fire flooding and President Trump’s recent wildfire executive order. President Trump signed an executive order last year…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency has joined other agencies in asking for an extension for public comments and public meetings regarding the proposed Aethon Energy Operating permit that would allow dumping of produced water and solids into Boysen Reservoir. The letters, sent to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality…

A group of conservation organizations is calling on wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray. The Cody Enterprise reports the proposal comes after an uptick in encounters during the fall hunting season as grizzly bears are drawn to gut piles left by hunters. Nicholas Arrivo, an attorney for the…

The 2020 Wyoming Game and Fish Department conservation stamp will feature Bill Adair’s watercolor depiction of the Colorado River cutthroat trout. Adair, an artist from Gulf Breeze, Florida, placed first in the 36th annual Conservation Stamp Art show earning a prize of $3,500. His work joins a permanent display of all previous stamp show winners…

The National Weather Service has upgraded winter weather warnings for Wyoming. A blizzard warning is now in effect from noon today to noon Thursday for the southeast corner of the state, including Cheyenne and Torrington. That same area was hit by a blizzard last month. Up to 13 inches is possible. A winter storm warning…

Yellowstone officials are investigating illegal drone footage taken at West Thumb Geyser Basin. The website Digital Photography Review reports that drone manufacturer Skydio recently published footage of a person gliding on rollerblades at Yellowstone’s West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalk. Not only is it illegal to use a drone in Yellowstone, it’s also against the rules…

Although we didn’t feel it here, a pair of earthquakes shook an area of Montana about 200 miles west of Cody yesterday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, two earthquakes struck near Lima, Montana within minutes of each other Tuesday. Lima is about 90 miles west of West Yellowstone. At 12:08 p.m., a 4.4-magnitude quake…

March gave Wyoming an above-average amount of precipitation. The National Weather Service reports that last month the state received moisture in amounts that were 105 to 115 percent of average. The current water year is averaging 100 to 110 percent of normal. Mountain snowpack across Wyoming is 100 to 110 percent of median, and near…

A Worland man is dead following a crash on Montana Highway 310 near mile marker 3 in Carbon County. Shane Bower, 31, of Worland, Wyoming has been identified as the driver killed in that rollover crash. The identity was released Tuesday morning by Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan. According to Montana Highway Patrol, the call…

The Wyoming Department of Education is pleased to announce key support from Microsoft Corp. enabling the department to offer computer science implementation and planning training to school districts. Wyoming will receive over $95,000 in grant funding from Microsoft’s TechSpark initiative to offer Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool (SCRIPT) training for school districts. CSforALL…


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