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Get into the holiday spirit with the Northwest Civic Orchestra this Saturday. The Northwest Civic Orchestra will be performing “It’s a Wyoming Wonderland” as part of Powell’s Country Christmas festivities by performing a varied blend of music Saturday, December 7th. The theme of the concert is “Ding-a-Long,” in which the audience is encouraged to participate…

Cody’s business had its ups and downs in 2019 but the prognosis for the future is very positive. James Klessens, CEO of Forward Cody, presented a retrospective on the year for Cody’s business at the Cody Club meeting yesterday. The elephant in the room was the closure of Cody Labs, resulting in 135 lost jobs…

Two local University of Wyoming students have received academic scholarships this school year. Two UW freshman – Cody’s Aaron Enriquez and Wapiti’s Claire Wooden – have been awarded part of $55,000 given to students by the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. The foundation has given over $1 million dollars to the university over the years, in…

Yellowstone is at loggerheads with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility over WIFI. PEER published a press release in response to Yellowstone’s proposal to install more WIFI antennas in the more developed parts of the park, such as Old Faithful and Canyon Village. PEER raises a number of perceived issues. Mainly, that it violates the park’s…

Northwest College opens its 38th Annual 4X4 Exhibit and Sale next Tuesday. The exhibit’s core theme to allow anyone to purchase artwork for themselves or as holiday gifts at a reasonable price. The exhibit consists of art created by Northwest College faculty, staff and students with fixed sizes – no larger than 16 square inches…

After decades of effort, it’s a rout for non-native trout. Every year, gill nets are used to remove lake trout from Yellowstone Lake in one of the largest non-invasive fish removal programs in the nation. This has been an annual effort since the non-native species were first found in 1994. From May to October 2019,…

Quarantine lifted! After three weeks of deep cleaning and lockup, the cats at the Park County Animal Shelter are once again free. At the beginning of October, a litter of kittens came to the shelter with the fatal feline disease PARVO, which kills kittens and older cats with compromised immune systems. This led to the…

Its Wyoming vs Chevron in a new series of possible violations. The State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) filed a complaint against Chevron Corporation for violations of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act. The thrust of the complaint is their failure to remediate contamination at several service stations and convenience stores…

Kayne West spent a few days sharing his art with Cody High School. Earlier this week, West’s producer contacted the school asking if they had any space to rehearse an opera that Kayne has been commissioned to write and perform in Los Angeles next week. Wade French, Director of Bands & Instrumental Music at Cody…

Its time to get fired up about prescribed burns in Wyoming. The annual Wyoming Prescribed Fire Council (WY-PFC) meeting will review research, provide agency updates and ranch applications during a conference on December 3rd and 4th at Cody’s Holiday Inn. This is part of the first year since the Wyoming Prescribed Fire Council formed in…


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