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Campfires, smoking, and other fire-related activities are permitted on B.L.M. lands in western and central Wyoming, although wildfires can still grow out of control if flames are handled carelessly. Effective Friday, Sept. 16, the Bureau of Land Management lifted fire restrictions on all public lands administered by the Cody, Lander, and Worland field offices within…

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…

The Lander Police Department captured felony fugitive Joshua Eaker after tracking him to a local hotel and struggling to subdue the knife-wielding violent criminal. A violent predator is back in custody thanks to the Lander Police Department. Chief of Police Scott Peters shared details of the dramatic arrest in an August 25 press release. On…

W.Y.D.O.T. is traversing the Bighorn Basin to get public input on its ongoing plan to improve over 1,300 miles of highway in northwest Wyoming over the next several years. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has finished its yearly update for its Wyoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. S.T.I.P. is a six-year, fiscally constrained program representing the…

Wyoming Game and Fish captured and relocated nearly four dozen grizzlies in 2021, as growing populations make conflicts and relocations increasingly tricky. On Monday, March 7, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department released its annual grizzly bear captured report. The document contains data on every grizzly captured and relocated by the department last year. In…

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…

As COVID-19 cases continue to creep upwards, Yellowstone National Park has announced changes to protect staff and visitors from the Delta variant. After months of relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, the highly contagious Delta variant is forcing changes in densely populated areas. While it might be mostly full of wilderness and wildlife, Yellowstone National Park can still…

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,…

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Two county sheriff’s offices in Wyoming have said they will not enforce a statewide mask mandate aimed at preventing transmission of the coronavirus. The Fremont County sheriff joined the Sweetwater County sheriff on Thursday in declaring that enforcement of the new measure is up to individuals and not law enforcement. That…

The Wyoming Department of Health has released the latest coronavirus-related deaths for the state, including one Park County man who passed away earlier in October. The department’s details say the man was not hospitalized at the time of his death. It’s unclear if he had any health conditions that worsened the virus’s effects. This is…


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