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2020

With a critical U.S. House race already getting contentious and expensive, incumbent Liz Cheney stands firms while Harriet Hageman gains financial momentum. The effort to unseat U.S. Representative Liz Cheney has been a “hot race” for nearly a year. Arguably, it began less than a month after she was reelected in the 2020 Election after…

Yellowstone National Park shatters its September and year-to-date records, which raises questions on whether the park can handle such vast crowds. The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continued into September. Last month’s numbers surpassed 2020’s, making September 2021 the busiest September in the park’s history. Yellowstone National Park hosted 882,078 recreation visits in September 2021…

Wyoming hunters will find fewer opportunities to hunt pronghorn this year, as persistently poor weather adds more strains to struggling herds across the state. WyoFile reports that there will be fewer pronghorn licenses in 2021. After a year of unfavorable weather, antelope aren’t as numerous as Wyoming Game and Fish would like. By their own…

When it comes to wildfires, Wyoming is “blazing the way” as one of the states most affected by devastating fires in 2020 – an ominous sign for the summer. 2020 wasn’t a good year for wildfires in Wyoming. Massive conflagrations like the Mullen Fire consumed hundreds of thousands of acres. Now, statistics show Wyoming was…

With contributions from the University of Wyoming, a new study suggests the world has entered a new age of wildfires – larger, stronger, and more frequent. Bryan Shuman, a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming, is a primary co-author of a recently published paper titled “Rocky Mountain Subalpine…

In addition to the $560 million annually, tourism in Yellowstone National Park brings over 6,000 local jobs and other benefits to its gateway communities. The results of a National Park Service report have been released. In the study, economists with the N.P.S. and U.S. Geological Survey measured the direct economic benefits of Yellowstone, Grand Teton,…

Both Yellowstone and Grand Teton used the pandemic to their advantage as their superintendents prepare for another year of projects and people in Wyoming. During the latest Cody Club Lunch, there were two guest speakers: Cam Sholly, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, and Palmer “Chip” Jenkins, Jr., the newly appointed superintendent of Grand Teton National…

Travel and tourism took a hard hit from COVID-19, but the Wyoming Office of Tourism can rest easy – in the Equality State, it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. The Wyoming Department of Tourism released its Economic Impact of Travel report for 2020. Oregon-based company Dean Runyon Associates compiled the research. As expected,…

Pennsylvania has a groundhog and its shadow as the first sign of spring – Yellowstone has a grizzly and its appetite to unofficially begin the summer. Park officials have announced the first Yellowstone grizzly sighting of 2021. On Saturday, March 13, a pilot supporting park wildlife studies saw that grizzly and got quite the spectacle.…

Greeting each other with a handshake or hug … Enjoying each other’s company at work, at school, in a crowded restaurant or bar … Being shoulder to shoulder at a sporting event or concert … Those were snapshots of our lives prior to March 11, 2020. We certainly had heard about the coronavirus. It had…


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