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The annual Cody Fire School has been canceled due to “scheduling conflicts,” the second time in five years Cody has gone without the important off-season event. Since 1974, Cody has held a consistently – high-caliber fire school during the first weekend in May. Tradition and the high quality of classes, instructors, and facilities of the…

The visitation numbers in Yellowstone National Park make it the busiest year in the park’s 150-year history – but these numbers don’t tell the whole story. Yellowstone officials released the overall visitation numbers for 2021 on Friday, Jan. 21. It’s the final tally for a year of record-breaking months and nearly – but not quite…

2022 is already looking promising for the City of Cody, as the amount of “local currency” soon to be circulating is ensuring lots of local shopping next year. Yesterday, the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce sent its regular online newsletter to chamber members. In addition to celebrating the 46 local businesses that became members in…

The federal government is no longer preventing Wyoming from moving forward with oil and gas lease sales next year – but sage grouse are, at least partially. B.L.M. Wyoming announced that they are moving forward with oil and gas lease sales during the first quarter of 2022. But the acreage being offered for lease is…

The Monster Lake Ranch – Kanye West’s flagship property – is on the market for $11 million, complete with “monuments” of the rapper’s short-lived life in Cody. The dream is dead. After two years and much speculation, Kanye West is fully abandoning his attempted life in Cody. DBW Realty has a new property listed on…

One of Kanye West’s Cody properties is “on the market,” which may signal the end of the rapper’s personal and professional ambitions in northwest Wyoming. The Cody-based DBW Realty Inc has a new property on its market: 3202 Big Horn Avenue. On a typical day, it would be a prime but unremarkable location for a…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s jobs report demonstrated the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy and underscored the need for the Federal Reserve to rein in its stimulus efforts, a Fed official said Tuesday. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said that Friday’s report, which showed a healthy gain of 943,000 jobs last…

A new analysis shows Wyoming benefits from and depends upon the nation’s multi-billion-dollar outdoor recreation industry for G.D.P. and employees. Outdoor recreation continues to be an economic powerhouse in Wyoming and across the United States. Now, after years of growing profits and participation, the COVID-19 pandemic put everything into overdrive as citizens sought solace in…

In addition to the $560 million annually, tourism in Yellowstone National Park brings over 6,000 local jobs and other benefits to its gateway communities. The results of a National Park Service report have been released. In the study, economists with the N.P.S. and U.S. Geological Survey measured the direct economic benefits of Yellowstone, Grand Teton,…

The University of Wyoming receives over $3 million from the Department of Energy to further the production of rare-earth elements and other critical minerals. This funding is part of the nation’s continued efforts to transition to clean energy. Rare earth minerals are vital to manufacturing batteries, magnets, and other components in clean energy. The United…


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