Bears

Black bear hunters are alerted that the fall black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains. The 2019 fall black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the…

Sunday afternoon the Park County Sheriff’s Office notified the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that a man was injured by a bear while backpacking in the Beartooth Mountains near the Wyoming, Montana border. The man received injuries during the attack and was flown by helicopter to an area hospital where he is receiving treatment. Upon…

An audio version of this news available here. The Denver Jake Fire that has been burning southeast of Worland has been mapped and the burned acreage, as of an update from BLM Wyoming’s Facebook page yesterday, is 7,100 acres. The fire is now 60 percent contained. As the fire burned earlier in the week, ground…

An audio version of this news available here. A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout November. Josh Schmidt is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Schmidt…

As flood waters recede in Texas revealing the extent of damage, the call for donations to help victims increases. Unfortunately, there are those who would seek to gain profit from tradgedy. The Washakie Sherriff’s Office and Worland Police issued a statement regarding potential scams and how to make sure your money helps victims and not…

For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list. It will be up to the courts again to decide whether they stay off the list. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove federal protections from the approximately…

A utility customer scam that has been circulating for several years appears to have come back to the Big Horn Basin this summer. In 2013, Rocky Mountain Power, in a press release stated that for the past year they have warned customers about a phone scam targeting utility customers throughout the nation, including Rocky Mountain…

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pushing for more oil and gas development on federal lands with faster permitting and more frequent sales of drilling rights. Zinke signed an order Thursday requiring federal oil and gas lease sales be held in each state at least quarterly. Sales lately are occurring less often than that. The move…


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