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Ten Sleep students will continue learning from home this week as “illness” had reduced the number of teachers needed to keep school in session, in person. Preschool and K-12 students in Ten Sleep will go back to school in person tomorrow after being dismissed from in-person classes last Wednesday. Students spent last Thursday (October 14th)…

Last week’s winter weather was enough to fully contain the Crater Ridge Fire, with only a few pockets of heat left within the thoroughly doused area. Bighorn National Forest shared its latest update on the Crater Ridge Fire on Friday, Oct. 15. Nearly three months to the day since the fire was first reported, it…

Another grizzly – the tenth this year – is banished in Park County after taking the fall for another bear trying to get an easy meal near Meeteetse. Once again. Wyoming Game and Fish and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to capture and relocate a grizzly bear near Meeteetse. But, unlike most…

The impact of this week’s intense winter weather is enormous – major Wyoming highways were closed, communities isolated, and tourists unable to travel. Wyoming was hammered by unseasonably snowy weather earlier this week. And, based on W.Y.D.O.T.’s Travel Information Map, it shut down a significant portion of Wyoming on Tuesday and well into Wednesday. The…

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered in the Bighorn Basin once again, with an elk testing positive for the fatal disease near Basin and Greybull. Wyoming Game and Fish confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease in a new elk hunt area in the Bighorn Basin. While this isn’t a surprising discovery, it shows that…

With winter weather pounding northwest Wyoming, it may be the season-ending event needed to finally extinguish the over 7,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire. Wyoming will continue to stay under a heavy blanket of snow throughout Tuesday, Oct. 12. Forecasts for the Bighorn Basin call for anywhere from seven to thirteen inches of snow before the storm…

Northwest College is hosting a hybrid meeting this week to discuss the college’s future – which could mean presenting a new face and name to the world. Northwest College invites residents to attend a Learning & Discovery Panel hosted by the N.W.C. Board of Trustees as part of an ongoing institutional transformation process. The meeting…

Blizzard conditions for Wyoming are inbound, as a long summer suddenly transitions into a harsh fall – with at least a foot of snow – in the Bighorn Basin. Winter weather is pushing its way into the Bighorn Basin this week. After summer conditions persisted into the first week of October, autumn will be establishing…

With winter on the horizon, the Beartooth Highway partially closes this Friday, effectively closing U.S. 212 for the rest of 2021. The Beartooth Highway – U.S. 212 – is one of the many signs of summer in northwest Wyoming. Its opening and closure bookend the increasingly busy tourism season in the region, and 2021 is…

The Bighorn Basin remains a High Transmission Zone for COVID-19, as the Delta variant runs rampant in northwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health continues to track the ongoing surge of COVID-19 throughout the state. Unfortunately, things in the Bighorn Basin haven’t been improving over the last few weeks. Color-coded indicators measure statewide and countywide…


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