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The B.L.M. is enacting fire protections on its lands in several Wyoming counties to avoid potential human-caused wildfires during an increasingly dry summer. Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will begin June 30 on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District’s Cody, Lander,…

Local governments across Wyoming will be receiving millions of dollars in payment in lieu of taxes from the U.S. Department of the Interior. On Thursday, June 24, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced 23 local governments in Wyoming will receive $31.2 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2021. P.I.L.T. are…

19-year-old Lovell resident Dominic Hunder drowned while visiting the Bighorn National Recreation Area – a tragic development after an intense search. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area announced that Dominic Hunder was missing on Saturday, June 19. A few hours later, it was confirmed that Hunder was found dead and his body recovered. According to the…

Wyoming is easing back into normal employment patterns, as the Equality State fares better than the rest of the nation when it comes to jobs. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the state’s latest unemployment numbers on Monday, May 23. Once again, the numbers suggest Wyoming is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and returning…

To prepare the Bighorn Basin for anything, the Park County Office of Homeland Security asks locals to take a hand in their community’s safety. The Park County Office of Homeland Security sends out a call for public input. In this case, the opinions needed involve the safety of northwest Wyoming and any potential calamity that could…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a body of an unidentified man was found lying next to a road in Frannie. On April 26th, at 2:04 PM, the Park County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased male lying in the roadway on Lane 5W in Frannie, WY. Deputies from Park County…

The suspect faces multiple charges – including attempted 1st-degree murder –  in relation to the Dec. 20 Lovell shooting. The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database of the persons being held in the Big Horn County Jail. There is only one name currently, but it stands out for the magnanimity of crimes…

More Bighorn Basin residents have died due to COVID-19. The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed another 23 COVID-19 related deaths Monday afternoon, bringing the total number to 280 Wyoming deaths. Two older adult Big Horn County women died late last month. Both were hospitalized in states outside Wyoming. One woman had health conditions that placed…

38 more Wyoming residents have died due to COVID-19, including two Park County residents. All the deceased were Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and were added to the state’s posted total between Nov. 21 and 25. The Wyoming Department of Health released more details Tuesday evening. Both deaths in Park County were older…

Once again, the Wyoming Department of Education is ensuring our kids are eating healthier by picking up the tab. The Child and Adult Care Food Program is designed to teach kids the importance of balanced diets and healthy eating habits. To accomplish this, they are incentivizing child-care centers to serve more healthy foods for meals…


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