Big Horn Basin

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The House Revenue Committee has endorsed a proposal to create a task force that would come up with viable tax options to help keep Wyoming from being subject to the booms and busts associated with the mineral market. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that House Bill 126 received a 5-3 recommendation Wednesday from the committee…

The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center will host an exhibit opening from the photographer Sean McKinley, this evening, January 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Mr. McKinley’s photography exhibit is entitled “Window into the Wild.” It features shots from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the Big Horn Mountains. In McKinley’s own words, quote “Living in…

Winter is here, but for Worland area residents, that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside for the entire season. The City of Worland Public Works and Parks Department continues to be hard at work providing some fun outdoor venues for citizens to enjoy. Worland Director of Public Works Brian Burky gave Big…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports another increase in hunting applications from both residents and non-residents last year. Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott says the hunting opportunities in Wyoming are sought after because of the high-quality wildlife, access and the experience with friends and family. Talbott says the agency thanks hunters for their…

A higher education administrator is advocating a program to help adults in Wyoming return to college for workforce training. The Sheridan Press reports that Northern Wyoming Community College District President Paul Young advocates the state creating a need-based statewide program for adult returning students. Young gave the hypothetical example of an electrician wanting to receive…

The Northern Wyoming News reports that the Washakie County Conservation District is picking up Christmas trees this weekend for free, whether you live in city limits or outside city limits this weekend. On Jan. 5 in Worland, within city limits, Christmas trees need to be placed outside in the alley, by the dumpster and free…

A new year and new changes for fishing, small game, game bird and fur bearer license holders. Beginning in 2019, no matter when you buy a new license, it will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date, giving hunters an entire year of hunting and recreation, instead of the old rule of the…

  With Wyoming flu activity reports starting to pick up, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents how to help avoid becoming ill with influenza or spreading the virus. Reggie McClinton, epidemiologist with WDH, said while overall flu activity is low, he is seeing reports indicate noticeable increases in the state’s northeastern and…

At the close of classes Wednesday at Worland High School, a student discovered and reported to administrators a written bomb threat on a restroom stall. Local Law Enforcement was contacted and dispatched to the school. The High School was evacuated at 4:00 P.M. Local Sheriff’s and Police Department officers were placed around the High School…

The seasonal winter closure for shed antler and horn hunting begins on Jan. 1 for many sections of public land, state land and Wyoming Game and Fish Commission wildlife habitat management areas throughout Wyoming. Quote, “The shed antler regulation was authorized by the Wyoming Legislature and adopted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in…


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