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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and the Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) have reached a settlement on the State’s appeal of an acquisition of land by the B.L.M. in Natrona and Carbon Counties. In June, Wyoming filed an appeal challenging the B.L.M’.s purchase of more than 35,000 acres of the Marton Ranch near Casper. The B.L.M.…

The U.S. Department of the Interior has rechristened almost 650 summits, streams, and other landmarks to remove a derogatory term for indigenous women from all federal maps. Last week, the Department of the Interior today announced the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has voted on the final replacement names for nearly 650 geographic features nationwide…

All three of Wyoming’s congressional representatives decry the lack of input from state, local, and federal agencies before the BLM purchase in a state that already has a vast amount of federal land. On Thursday, June 23, U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, and Rep. Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., sent a letter to Department…

Following historic and devastating flooding in both Park and Carbon County, Jeff Platt, Communications Manager and Spokesperson of GoFundMe says, “we are seeing a lot of activity on GoFundMe as people look to help.” According to Platt, “The GoFundMe Trust & Safety Team has been proactively working to verify and ensure these fundraisers are legitimate…

The devastation from the Rock Creek flood event in Red Lodge, Montana is continuing this afternoon (June 13th, 2022). Folks in Red Lodge are doing water and supply runs according to Ironhorn Weddings on Facebook as well as Carbon Alerts. Carbon Alerts states, “Filled and unfilled sandbags are available at the County Shop in Red…

The National Weather Service is issuing flood warnings for both Rock Creek and the Clarks Fork Rivers in Carbon County. Red Lodge has water flowing down main street and according to early reports, no one in town has water. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following notice: “Rock Creek at Red Lodge has…

With more moisture in the air and the ground, Stage One Fire Restrictions have been lifted on B.L.M. lands in the Bighorn Basin and throughout western Wyoming. At midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming lifted fire restrictions on all public lands administered by the Cody, Lander, and Worland field…

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,…


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