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Anyone with a big idea for a small business is encouraged to attend the Meeteetse workshop, where the Wyoming Small Business Development Center will share the specifics for a good start. The thought alone can be daunting for anyone contemplating starting a small business. However, advice and assistance are available thru a new workshop jointly…

Campfires, smoking, and other fire-related activities are permitted on B.L.M. lands in western and central Wyoming, although wildfires can still grow out of control if flames are handled carelessly. Effective Friday, Sept. 16, the Bureau of Land Management lifted fire restrictions on all public lands administered by the Cody, Lander, and Worland field offices within…

Park, Big Horn, Hot Springs, and Washakie Counties are under a Red Flag Warning all afternoon on Monday, Sept. 19, due to a “perfect storm” of high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds. The National Weather Service Office in Riverton issued a Red Flag Warning for the Bighorn Basin on Monday, Sept. 19. The warning…

Effective July 28, every county in the Bighorn Basin – and several others in western and central Wyoming – will be under Stage One Fire Restrictions due to high fire danger. Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will begin July 28 on public lands administered by the Bureau of…

The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating the newest member of its team: a dog trained to help deputies detect and locate illegal drugs moving through the Bighorn Basin. This week, the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office announced the new addition to the force is Riggs, a German Shepard. The dog and its trainer,…

Bighorn Basin business owners are encouraged to fill out a ten-question survey to help analyze the economic impact of the flooding in Yellowstone National Park. Last month’s flooding in Yellowstone National Park interrupted summer tourism in an unprecedented way. The entire park was closed for over a week after roads were compromised, if not destroyed,…

The B.L.M. is reevaluating its long-term assessment of the Bighorn Basin and asks the public for their opinions on managing the region’s bountiful resources. The Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland field offices seek input as they evaluate the 2015 Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan (R.M.P.). It’s the first time the plan has been…

The Interior Department has a list of over 650 geographic features – including two in the Bighorn Basin – that it wants to rename to get one derogatory word off the map forever. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a “candidate replacement names” list for 661 geographic features and landmarks…

Greybull is reeling after one of its local leaders is arrested and facing serious charges for possessing and selling child pornography for cryptocurrency. David Bernard is one of five councilmen serving on the Greybull Town Council. His term began in January 2021 and was set to end in 2024. As of Tuesday, Feb. 22, Bernard’s…

Wyoming Game and Fish continues to engage with Bighorn Basin communities in the ongoing effort to spread awareness of chronic wasting disease in the region. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites hunters, landowners, and other interested persons to attend one of two public meetings to continue a discussion about chronic wasting disease (C.W.D.) and…


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