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The earth’s always moving in Yellowstone, but a recent earthquake in the park was intense enough to be measured by the U.S. Geological Survey. A handful of tourists might have started their day with a good shake. At 7:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey detected a light earthquake in Yellowstone National Park. The…

Wyoming has one of the highest rates of drunk drivers in the country, based on the number of arrests and roadway deaths involving alcohol impairment behind the wheel. The website Zutobi has compiled a list ranking all 50 states by their number of drunk driving incidents. The information was compiled by looking at D.U.I. arrests…

Yellowstone National Park may be opening up, but vast areas of the park are and will remain closed until May or later due to dead animals and hungry grizzlies. Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 15, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the summer of the park’s 150th anniversary…

Cody residents will find themselves slowing down while traveling north of town, as WYDOT breaks out the orange cones for a short but important project. This week, W.Y.D.O.T. will resume crack sealing north of Cody on Wyoming Highway 120. The sealing will occur near the Montana state line between mileposts 118.5 and 137.53. Z&Z Seal…

Bighorn Basin residents are encouraged to attend public meetings to discuss the progress and possibilities of the Bighorn River Blueway Trail. The Bighorn River Blueway Trail is a proposed 95-mile river trail that would start at the Wedding of the Waters south of Thermopolis and end at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Lovell. It…

Smallmouth bass is the latest aquatic invasive species threatening Yellowstone National Park, so anglers are asked to do what they do best to stop the fish. On Wednesday, March 9, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks confirmed a smallmouth bass had been caught in the Gardner River near the spot where it meets the Yellowstone River.…

It’s a sign of spring in Yellowstone National Park: the first grizzly of the season has emerged from hibernation and is voraciously foraging for food. On Monday, March 7, a pilot supporting Yellowstone National Park wildlife research observed the first grizzly bear of 2022 – an adult walking in a meadow in the west-central part…

Yellowstone National Park prepares for the summer of its 150th anniversary by plowing the park’s roads in anticipation of the millions of people soon to come. Roads in Yellowstone National Park began closing to oversnow travel on March 6. Spring plowing operations have begun and will continue as additional segments of roads close. All oversnow…

A new political assessment of the United States pins Wyoming at the top – but not the very top – of the list of states most accepting of the GOP. Wyoming has been a Republican stronghold for decades, consistently voting for GOP presidents, senators, and governors and for Republican candidates for local office. But on…

Governor Mark Gordon is at odds with the U.S. Department of the Interior as they begin a review that could change the conservation status of the gray wolf. In a Jan. 31 letter, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Matthew Hogan published an open letter. In the letter, Hogan acknowledges two petitions submitted to…


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