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Bison culling operations have once again begun in Yellowstone. The operations of collecting and removing 600 to 900 animals from the estimated herd of 4,900 individuals began on March 1st in conjunction with the Interagency Bison Management Plan. The process begins once the bison migrate from the interior of the park into the Gardiner Basin,…

The Northern Arapahoe Tribe declares a State of Emergency. In a formal resolution from the Northern Arapaho Tribal leaders and elders, they acknowledged and condemned the distribution and abuse of methamphetamine. The entire country is seeing an influx of methamphetamine abuse at epidemic proportions. The Reservation announced the formation of a tribal task force. Mark…

March is Mental Health month at the Park County Library. The Library is hosting a series of panel discussions on mental health, co-sponsored by the Christ Episcopal Church. Every Thursday in March, a different topic will be facilitated by a different panel of mental health experts from the community. The entire series is free and…

Wyoming Game and Fish wants to hear your opinion on 2020 hunting season proposals. Game and Fish will be conducting 6 open-house style meetings throughout the Bighorn Basin. The purpose of this is to hear community input on a series of proposed changes for the local hunting ranges adjacent to each town during the 2020…

Yellowstone will be closing roads to begin the mammoth task of plowing Roads throughout the park will be shut down to begin spring plowing. All over-snow travel will end for the season on the night March 15th, but some roads will close a but earlier. The East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook at Sylvan Pass…

The main entrance to Hot Springs State Park got a facelift. A new sign  welcoming visitors to the park was installed this week, spanning the entire road leading into the park. Kevin Skates, the Superintendent of Hot Springs State Park, says that the sign itself is getting additional pizzazz in just a few weeks. Rocks…

The Wyoming State Historical Society is seeking nominations for their annual awards. The call has come for nominations of individuals and organizations that have done outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Wyoming history in 2019. There are seven main categories: Publication Awards, Audio and/or Video Documentary Awards, Fine Arts Award, Youth Awards, Special Awards (such…

Mules might be stubborn, but that’s doesn’t mean they can’t be excellent teachers. Shoshone National Forest sent several staff and a few of their mules down to the 114th National Western Stock Show in Denver, as part of the Parks first ever Range Practicum on Mule Packing. Mules and horses are critical tools for the…

The Powell Economic Partnership has selected its new Executive Director. Rebekah Burns, currently the Communications & Tourism Director and Community Relations Manager for the combined Powell Economic Partnership, the Powell Chamber, and Powell Visitor Center, will soon transition into the role of the new Executive Director. Burns has been with the Partnership full-time since June…

Park County Search and Rescue has been living up to its name this winter, but this past weekend was all about training. On the invitation of Park County Search and Rescue, instructors from Black Fox Institute, Inc lead an Ice Rescue Workshop over the weekend. The curriculum came from Rescue 3 International, one of the…


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