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Are you ready to vote tomorrow? Tomorrow is Primary Election Day across the entirety of Wyoming. In preparation, Secretary of State Edward Buchanan and State Election Director Kai Schon want to make sure everyone knows the specifics where’s and when’s for the elections. Polls close at 7:00 p.m. on August 18th. At that time, election judges…

A grim procession will be seen making its way through Cody. CertainTeed has released a statement saying that these will soon be removing remnant gypsum board material from the now defunct plant site, as part of their compliance with the States Solid Waste Permit Regulations. Jackson Excavation will begin hauling this non-hazardous, off-spec gypsum board…

Celebrate a dam good thing that made Cody as we know it possible. Tomorrow, August 15th, is the 26th Annual Great Dam Day at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center, where the history and legacy of what was (for 30 days) the tallest dam every completed by human hands. The 110-year-old structure is on the…

The CARES Act helps a local and important piece of Wyoming history stay alive. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $92,852 dollars. This funding was made available thanks to the CARES Act passed through the U.S. Congress. The grants are intended…

Yellowstone sends an urgent message about off-trailing. On the surface, the Park’s message to tourists is simple and often-repeated: staff on the marked trails and boardwalks when visiting. But this rule appears to be especially disregarded this season. Park officials are reporting several “social trails” created by visitors and not designated by boardwalks or markers.…

Wyoming is still flying low, but higher than the rest of the nation. The latest flight numbers from Yellowstone Regional Airport have been released, along with an analysis of how the year has been (and should continue to be) for airports across the state. Of the 9 Wyoming airports compared – Cody, Casper, Jackson, Gillette,…

There’s another fire in Shoshone National Forest that never should’ve started. Forest officials confirmed that 4 smokejumpers responded to the Hudson Meadow Fire, in the Popo Agie Wilderness in  the Washakie Ranger District, on Monday evening. They spent the next few hours clearing a fire line and monitoring the fire, which was contained to one-tenth…

Commissioners cued county health officials with COVID queries. Yesterday, the Park County Commissioners questioned Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin and Public Health Nurse Manager Bill Crampton on all things COVID-19, hosting the meeting in person and over Skype. Everything from how long someone stays contagious (still to be determined) why Powell has the machine…

Get your certification as a Wilderness First Responder this fall thru Northwest College. The college is offering a Wilderness First Responder course during the 2nd half of its Fall 2020 semester. The course, in Northwest College’s own words, “is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers, and wilderness and foreign travelers with the knowledge…

Make sure you know where you’re hunting. As the Fall 2020 hunting season approaches, Wyoming Game and Fish encourages everyone to review the rules and – most importantly – the boundaries of the Bighorn Basin’s walk-in and hunter management areas. There are 83 hunting walk-in areas and 11 HMAs providing hunters free public hunting access…


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