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If you want to hear and speak about future W.Y.D.O.T. projects in the Bighorn Basin, a series of public meetings is the best chance you have to have your say. A series of annual public meetings are scheduled to address future highway improvement projects in northwest Wyoming, and a self-guided online meeting to allow citizens…

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,…

Local governments across Wyoming will be receiving millions of dollars in payment in lieu of taxes from the U.S. Department of the Interior. On Thursday, June 24, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced 23 local governments in Wyoming will receive $31.2 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2021. P.I.L.T. are…

To prepare the Bighorn Basin for anything, the Park County Office of Homeland Security asks locals to take a hand in their community’s safety. The Park County Office of Homeland Security sends out a call for public input. In this case, the opinions needed involve the safety of northwest Wyoming and any potential calamity that could…

The 2021 winter National Signing day period got underway on Wednesday February 3rd. Remington Ferree of Thermopolis has signed on to play football at Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. Ferree is a 6-foot-4-inch, 305 pound offensive lineman. Ferree has been First team All-State and First Team All-Conference in his time playing for the Bobcats…

The potential new mine in Hot Springs County would cover over 500 acres and bring over 50 jobs to the area – if it moves forward. Wyo-Ben, Inc., a private mining company headquartered in Billings, wants to mine bentonite from claims on BLM-managed federal land. The plan of operations includes approximately 567 acres of mining…

The Thermopolis Mexican restaurant Las Fuentes was engulfed in a fire Monday evening sending flames and black smoke high into the night sky. As of 9 p.m. the Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department had responded and was actively trying to stop the flames. They were able to contain the fire, but it consumed the entire building.…

Thermopolis got unanimous approval to honor a veteran and long-serving postmaster. Legislation to rechristen Thermopolis’s post office in honor of deceased postmaster Robert L. Brown made its way onto the Senate floor this week. It passed in a unanimous vote. The bill was introduced by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Tom Carper of Delaware…

38 more Wyoming residents have died due to COVID-19, including two Park County residents. All the deceased were Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and were added to the state’s posted total between Nov. 21 and 25. The Wyoming Department of Health released more details Tuesday evening. Both deaths in Park County were older…

Once again, the Wyoming Department of Education is ensuring our kids are eating healthier by picking up the tab. The Child and Adult Care Food Program is designed to teach kids the importance of balanced diets and healthy eating habits. To accomplish this, they are incentivizing child-care centers to serve more healthy foods for meals…


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