Big Horn Basin

The early parts of July may see the legislative branch have a light schedule–but the laws past in the last session took hold on July 1st. Over 200 new laws were passed during the last legislative session in Cheyenne–they impact the lives of Wyomingites in ways big and small. Some select laws that may interest…

A motorcycle passing a pickup truck north of Cody did not have enough time to return to the driving lane before colliding with an oncoming sport utility vehicle, killing the couple on the motorcycle. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck says 57-year-old Tim Zeller and 54-year-old Stacey Zeller of Cody died at the scene of…

Severe weather across the Big Horn Basin yesterday brought torrential rain–large hail and even a tornado warning. The National Weather Service in Riverton issued a severe thunderstorm warning yesterday afternoon around 1:20 P.M. as it tracked a large cell tracking towards Thermopolis. As the storm roared past Hamilton Dome–then through the surrounding area and finally…

As the summer continues and more opportunities to explore the outdoors arise–some will encounter injured wildlife. While it is natural to want to help wildlife that appears to be hurt or abandoned–Wyoming Game and Fish officials remind the public to not approach or try to capture the animal. The best course of action is to…

The Big Horn Basin Children’s Summit comes to Worland this week and aims to help build a trauma informed community. Washakie County Victim’s Witness Coordinator Bob Vines hopes to make the community aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences — or ACEs for short. According to the CDC — ACEs include all types of abuse — neglect…

West Nile virus may be off to an earlier than usual start in Wyoming this year, with the state’s first case involving a Campbell County adult already reported, according to the Wyoming Department of Health In 2018, WDH was notified of four WNV cases in Wyoming, including one death in Goshen County. Since the disease…

Average conditions are predicted for the Wyoming wildfire season this year, but officials say they expect the season to be less severe than last year. Wyoming Public Radio reports State Forester Bill Crapser says fire predictions are below average for June and average for the rest of the summer. He says the state will likely…

A proposed rule change would allow disabled men and women who live in Wyoming to obtain free lifetime fishing licenses. The proposal and others will go before the state Game and Fish Commission in July. Only people deemed permanently and totally disabled by the U.S. Social Security Administration could qualify for the free fishing license…

Black bear hunters are alerted that the spring black bear season in Hunt Areas 3 and 4 closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The closed areas are located in the Bighorn Mountains. The 2019 spring black bear hunting season closes for each hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female…

Wyoming will receive more than $17 million to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects this year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The funding is part of more than $1 billion going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries…


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