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A Yellowstone employee suffered several burns and was transported to Idaho after approaching a thermal feature in the Old Faithful Geyser Basin. At Old Faithful early Thursday morning, September 16, Yellowstone park rangers provided initial care to a 19-year-old woman from Rhode Island with second-and third-degree burns to 5% of her body. Due to the…

W.Y.D.O.T. is ready to begin another set of improvements on the Chief Joseph Highway, which means a few weeks of short delays and single-lane traffic. The Chief Joseph Highway (Wyoming Highway 296) is due for another set of repairs. This time, work will commence in the Paint Creek Canyon. W.Y.D.O.T. has established a 300-foot work…

Both fires in northwest Wyoming – the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand Creek Fire – are slowly growing, both in size and containment, as the firefights continue. As September progresses, both of the major wildfires in northwest Wyoming are down but not out – literally. Day by day, both the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand…

Two men are in custody after shots were fired, a car totaled, and a major Wyoming highway closed for hours during a night of crime in Washakie County. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rankess released a statement with more details on what happened overnight in Bighorn National Forest on Sept. 14 and…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is enlisting the public’s assistance in finding a hit and run driver in a significantly damaged red or orange pickup truck. Once again, local law enforcement hopes the public might have tips or even footage that will catch the culprits for a crime. In this case, the Park County Sheriff’s…

Six grizzlies in the Five Mile Creek drainage – another cattle-killing bear finds a new home in Shoshone National Forest, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated another grizzly to the Bighorn Basin this summer. And,…

Two men are in custody after multiple Washakie County law enforcement agencies responded to a “critical incident” in Bighorn National Forest on Tuesday night. At 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Worland Police Department announced the closure of the entirety of Highway 16 between Ten Sleep and Buffalo. The…

The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continues as August 2021 sees over 900,000 visits – the highest August numbers in the park’s history. Officials at Yellowstone National Park released the visitation statistics for August 2021. Once again, they’re staggering. Yellowstone has been busier than ever as people flock to the national parks as a…

Park County School District #6 has adopted new policies to protect Cody students from COVID-19 – and masks aren’t mandated but remain highly encouraged. The 2021-2022 school year is already off to a rough start. Less than a month in, several Cody students and staff are out of school, in quarantine for having COVID-19 or…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…


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