Big Horn Basin

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A $1.6 million highway rehabilitation project has started directly south of Lovell on US 310. Highway improvements on 5 miles of US 310 directly south of Lovell include widening mailbox turnouts, asphalt pavement milling, and a pavement overlay, said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael Miller of Basin. Miller said quote, “During asphalt pavement…

An article in the Thermopolis Independent Record highlights Hot Springs County School District #1’s parent and staff celebration held on Tuesday evening. Power Parent Awards were given to TJ Owsley, Amber Cox and Jennifer Duncan for going above and beyond as parents with children in the school system. A new award was started this year…

A trial involving a man who allegedly killed his ex-wife, Carol Barnes, more than a year ago will move forward after a hearing on April 2, per an article in the Lovell Chronicle. A competency review hearing was held in Big Horn County Fifth Judicial District Court to go over the evaluation that was performed…

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Wyoming ended 2018 with the ninth-highest per capita income in the nation. However, while incomes in Wyoming grew 4.5 percent over the previous year thanks to a resurgence in several of its extractive industries, overall income growth in Wyoming came at rates slower than a number of its neighbors in…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is urging drivers to “share the road,” as motorcycle riders are starting to get back and out on two wheels again. Wendy Corr has the story. Sheriff Scott Steward, a motorcycle rider himself, points out that fatal crashes with motorcycles are on the rise nationwide, and helmet usage is on…

Young people in the Big Horn Basin are encouraged to apply for an award that would garner a free lifetime game bird and small game license. Youth ages 14-17 can apply to the Tom Easterly Memorial award, which was established in the spirit of the former Greybull biologist who served from 1992 through 2014. To…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationalists and rural homeowners in northwest Wyoming to be bear aware this Spring. Game and Fish Bear Wise Coordinator Dusty Lasseter stated — quote — “Typically, male bears emerge from their dens in mid-March and early April, while females and young-of-the-year cubs emerge in late April and…

There’s more access for hunting and fishing in Wyoming thanks to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department program that uses public donations to open private land. In 2018, the Access Yes program provided more than 2.8 million acres of hunting access as well as 4,006 lake acres and 86 stream miles for fishing on otherwise…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning a prescribed burn on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of Lovell this week. The prescribed burn is dependent on weather and fuel moisture and could begin as early as Thursday, Feb. 28. In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and assistance from the National Park…

A news release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation indicates the demolition of the old Sage Creek bridge is scheduled for 10 a.m., Feb. 27, adjacent to US 310 between Lovell and Cowley, and traffic delays are expected. Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Michael Miller of Basin stated quote, “The bridge piers are set…


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