Big Horn County

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to provide $12.1 million to expand broadband coverage to rural parts of Wyoming over the next decade. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported three companies are expected to receive funds to extend service to more than 4,700 Wyoming homes and businesses lacking high-speed internet access. The FCC says Inventive Wireless of Nebraska,…

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the states seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.5% in June to 3.6% in July. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower than its July 2018 level of 4.1% and slightly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%.…

The Worland Fire Protection District and Worland Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a host of wildland fires that began last Thursday. The Corbin Fire was caused by a lightning strike from Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Two fires in the main call out area merged into one to form this fire. The fire size was…

U.S. officials are proposing to sell 10.5 acres of public land in north-central Wyoming to a Texas energy company. The Bureau of Land Management said the non-competitive sale of the property in Big Horn County to Dallas-based Merit Energy for about $7,000 is needed to dispose of land that’s being used as an unauthorized landfill.…

Wyoming will receive $30.2 million from the federal government to compensate for federal land that can’t be taxed locally. U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the payment this past week. It will be distributed among Wyoming’s 23 counties where there’s land owned by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish…

A flood advisory for south Central Big Horn County and northeast Washakie County expired this morning at 4:45 A.M. Dangerous conditions may still exist. As of 10:45 P.M. Wednesday night, the Nowood River near Ten Sleep was continuing to flow very high due to recent excess rainfall runoff. The Nowood River is expected to run…

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…

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…

Per the Casper Star-Tribune — nearly one week after voting narrowly to keep the bill alive, the Wyoming House of Representatives on Wednesday killed a proposal to implement work requirements for Medicaid that, according to the bill’s opponents, could have potentially cost nearly 2,000 Wyomingites their health insurance. On Wednesday, 20 members of the House…

Wyoming’s unemployment rate continues to hold steady according to the Department of Workforce Services December jobs report. Senior Economist with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services David Bullard sees stability returning to Wyoming. Wyoming’s labor force took a hit post energy downturn in 2015, but Bullard sees the numbers now trending in a better direction.…


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