Big Horn Basin

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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…

Summer is the season of adventure, and there’s no better way to do it than to find a fun place to swim, explore, and relax. Whether you know of a private swimming hole nearby or you’re on vacation and spot a river that looks inviting, finding natural swimming areas can be refreshing compared to your…

The public is invited to view and participate in a webinar that will provide insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores closing across the state. In April, the Wyoming Business Council partnered with local community leaders to host retail expert Matt Wagner from the National Main Street Center in…

If you’ve driven through Wind River Canyon any time during the last few months you’ve probably noticed some work going on at the Upper Wind River Campground. Gary Schoene with the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources told the Thermopolis Independent Record, the work is to install rip rap and repair stream bank…

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded $14.4 million dollars in construction contracts at the beginning of May. A number of projects will take place in various forms inside Washakie County and the surrounding Big Horn Basin Construction crews will resurface 6 miles of US 16 between Worland and Ten Sleep to improve the road’s surface. The…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports during an assembly Tuesday afternoon at the Hot Springs County high school auditorium, the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP) recognized Breez Longwell Daniels as the 2019-20 Wyoming Principal of the Year. After receiving her award Daniels spoke to the assembled high school students. Daniels shared how she graduated…

The Wyoming Army National Guard will be saying goodbye to the soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. before their deployment to the Middle East, according to a report in the Northern Wyoming News. The ceremony is open to the public. It will take place at the Natrona…

A report by the National Education Association says the average public school teacher in Wyoming has the 16th-highest salary in the nation. The report released Monday says the average Wyoming teacher earned $58,352 last school year, which is higher than all of the neighboring states. But the Casper Star-Tribune reports that the report showed nearby…


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