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Ride off into the sunset with an untamed horse or burro – and up to $1,000 – during this weekend’s B.L.M. horse adoption in Lovell. The Bureau of Land Management has been hosting several wild horse adoptions across Wyoming. The latest will be held over three days at the Pryor Mountain Mustang Center and the…

The Robertson Draw is far from contained, but its growth has slowed – and now the fight to stop its spread is more directly affecting Cody and Park County. As of Sunday, June 20, the Robertson Draw Fire has grown to 29,437 acres and is 13% contained. InciWeb confirms the fire is “human-caused,” but the…

The first wildfires of 2021 are burning in northern Wyoming and southern Montana – an ominous sign for summer during an ongoing drought in northwest Wyoming. It’s officially wildland fire season in Wyoming, and fires are already igniting throughout the Bighorn Basin. As of June 13, there are three wildfires burning in the Bighorn Basin.…

It was a solemn memorial for wildland firefighter Tim Hart, as Saturday’s service in Cody celebrated the spirit that made him “a consummate smokejumper.” Hundreds of people gathered at the Spike Vannoy Football Field at Cody High School for the memorial of Tim David Hart. A Cody resident, Hart died of injuries sustained while fighting…

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Management is accepting public comments through the end of April on plans to remove some 3,500 wild horses from public land in southwestern Wyoming. The federal agency seeks to allow between 1,500 and 2,165 wild horses on five herd management areas in the Red Desert outside…

In a first-of-its-kind exercise, multiple Park County agencies worked together to prepare for times when the team’s assets and attention must be divided. On March 18, 2021, the Park County Search and Rescue conducted an inter-agency training exercise on Sheep Mountain. The staging area was the south shore boat ramp off Stagecoach Road east of…

A project to increase public access to public lands along the South Fork Road has been selected as a short-list contender for $14 million of funding. Park County has been informed that its latest application for major South Fork roadwork has been accepted and shortlisted by the Wyoming Program Decision Committee. It is now under…

Thanks to the University of Wyoming, there are hard numbers to back up the fears of how much the ongoing oil and gas moratorium will impact Wyoming’s economy. The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute is predicting a severe loss of oil revenue for the State of Wyoming. This is due directly to the…

46% of Wyoming’s land is owned by the federal government, and four Wyoming legislators want it all to be reallocated to the state – at any cost. House Bill 141 is currently filed with the Wyoming House of Representatives. It’s been sponsored by four Republicans: Robert Wharff of Evanston, Mark Baker of Green River, John…

The BLM Wyoming field offices and Christmas tree permits are available at BLM Wyoming field offices and online.   Permits may be purchased 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday from any BLM Wyoming field office. The cost for a permit is $5 to $10 per tree, depending on location. Up to a maximum of five Christmas trees can…


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