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The Bighorn Basin remains a High Transmission Zone for COVID-19, as the Delta variant runs rampant in northwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health continues to track the ongoing surge of COVID-19 throughout the state. Unfortunately, things in the Bighorn Basin haven’t been improving over the last few weeks. Color-coded indicators measure statewide and countywide…

Two men are in custody after shots were fired, a car totaled, and a major Wyoming highway closed for hours during a night of crime in Washakie County. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rankess released a statement with more details on what happened overnight in Bighorn National Forest on Sept. 14 and…

While there have yet to be any changes, Park County Public Health says parents should be “prepared to do what it takes” to keep their kids safe in school. As Cody and Park County deal with a new, more severe surge of COVID-19 cases, the county remains largely unrestricted. This includes schools, which have been…

Hot Springs County hits its lowest point of the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming the first Wyoming county to return its students to online classes this school year. Hot Springs County has appeared to be an “oasis” of sorts for much of the pandemic. While many counties were dealing with their worst points, cases in Hot Springs…

Hot Springs County Schools are in lockdown until distance learning is completed at least until September 13th. The decision was made by the Hot Springs County School District and Dustin Hunt. Hot Springs County recorded it’s highest student and staff absent percentage of 30% The following events will be impacted with a lockdown of the…

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…

A unique piece of Bighorn Basin history is on display in Thermopolis after the rediscovery of an iconic image of a legendary Wyoming outlaw. On Saturday, Aug. 14, the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center in Thermopolis held a special event where the centerpiece was a single photograph. New research led to the rediscovery…

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…


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