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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is urging caution with the state budget. Gordon said at a news conference Thursday he has told state agency directors that revenue remains tight and not all funding requests will get approved. State revenue has recovered somewhat with increased oil production but Wyoming’s natural gas and coal industries remain weak compared…

The concert production of the decade is over – several thousand people from all over the Bighorn Basin filled the arena floor and grandstands at Stampede Park in Cody yesterday afternoon for the free concert that featured country music superstar Clint Black. But the concert was meant for more than just entertainment. Thousands of dollars…

Clint Black won’t be the only performer at tonight’s free concert at Stampede Park in Cody. Kicking off the music at 6 p.m. tonight will be singer/songwriter Carin Mari, who has won numerous regional and national awards as a country entertainer. She has released five CDs, and has toured with Michael Martin Murphy, as well…

It’s not the coming, it’s the going. That’s the concern for the Cody Police Department regarding tonight’s concert at Stampede Park. Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker says that while they expect guests to trickle in throughout the afternoon, everyone will want to leave at the same time after the concert is over – and that…

While the 2019 wildfire season has been delayed due to a cooler, wet summer, fuels are building up and fire season could ramp up. That’s according to Bill Crapser with the Wyoming State Forestry Division. Crapser, along with Governor Mark Gordon and representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and other…

Tonight could bring a big boost to the kids and the researchers at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennesee. The free concert that features headliner Clint Black is also a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Volunteers will be on hand to collect donations, which will be matched by the owners of Legend Communications,…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports the annual 4th of July Fireworks show is going to be a very special one this year. Funds raised so far for the event total $11,000, about the same as they had last year. Jim Fish–who has been mastering the show for 25 years–said anyone still wanting to donate to…

There were 18 reports of sexual assault at the University of Wyoming in 2018–according to data from the school–a slight decrease from last year’s high of 21–reports the Casper Star-Tribune. UW Police Department Chief Mike Samp said the 18 reports represent a “master list” of all reports, including those that were made anonymously and didn’t…

Thursday night’s event at the Cody Stampede Grounds is generating a lot of buzz. People throughout the Big Horn Basin have been scrambling to get wristbands and make their plans to arrive in time for the free Clint Black concert tomorrow night. But there have been many misconceptions about how to get in, and what…

Unemployment is down in the Big Horn Basin. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported yesterday that from April to May, unemployment fell in Teton County from 3.8 to 3 percent, Big Horn County’s unemployment went from 4.5% to 4%, and Park County saw a .4 percent decline from 3.9 to 3.5%. However, Big Horn…


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