Bighorn Basin

There’s always those ready to take advantage of people’s emotions and fears, and the coronavirus is no exception. U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen of the District of Wyoming has issued another warning and request that Wyoming citizens report any suspicious activity or schemes related to COVID-19. The only way government and law enforcement agencies can…

The flushing time of year is here. The Bureau of Land Reclamation has scheduled a flushing flow in both the Wind River and Bighorn River at the end of March. The average inflows into the Boysen Reservoir are higher than anticipated, which has become something of a regularity in recent years. This flush is designed…

There’s a lot more snow above Cody – that means a lot more melt. The Bureau of Reclamation Office in Billings has released an updated list of their snow-melt predictions for the entire Bighorn River Basin. The report lists the forecasted acre-feet of water for six major bodies of water in the Basin – Bighorn…

Wyoming is experimenting with the grains that started human civilization. Emmer, einkorn, and spelt were the grains grown in Mesopotamia over 10,000 years and were the lifeblood of Egypt thousands of years later. But in Western culture, their added complexities and costs led to them being shunned by farmers. The University of Wyoming Extension is…

The Bighorn Basin is home to one of the coolest places on earth, according to kids. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis made the TIME for Kids list of the World’s Coolest Places in 2019. The list includes destinations that are mix of educational, innovative, and just plain fun. The Dinosaur Center was the only…


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