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Last week’s winter weather was enough to fully contain the Crater Ridge Fire, with only a few pockets of heat left within the thoroughly doused area. Bighorn National Forest shared its latest update on the Crater Ridge Fire on Friday, Oct. 15. Nearly three months to the day since the fire was first reported, it…

Both fires in northwest Wyoming – the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand Creek Fire – are slowly growing, both in size and containment, as the firefights continue. As September progresses, both of the major wildfires in northwest Wyoming are down but not out – literally. Day by day, both the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand…

Several factors are contributing to the hazardous atmosphere surrounding Cody, which means residents need to be extra careful to stay safe and avoid wildfires. The National Weather Service (N.W.S) has two Hazardous Weather Outlooks in effect for Cody and northwest Wyoming on Friday, July 9. Normal summer conditions mix with abnormal phenomena in the current…

Northwest College and MSU Billings are joining forces to create professional “stepping stones” for local students to advance their education and careers. The two institutions have announced a 2+2 partnership. Thru the partnership, Northwest College graduates who have completed an Associate of Science degree can transition into a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree…

WYDOT embarks on its next multi-million-dollar roadwork project in Cody, this time along the north route of Highway 120. WYDOT’s next Cody-based project won’t be as intrusive as the ongoing Sheridan Avenue rehabilitation. But that doesn’t make it any less critical. Starting next week, three miles of WY120 will be undergoing settlement repair and reconstruction.…

The next president of Northwest College has yet to be found, but they already face a rigorous review from the communities of Northwest Wyoming. A nationwide search for what will be the ninth President of Northwest College began in December 2020. This was spurred by the announcement that previous president Stefani Hiscwa was leaving the…

Worland is next for a thorough coating of thermoplastic. Starting this Wednesday, August 19th, WYDOT will be on Big Horn Avenue in Worland to apply a coat of thermoplastic pavement markings. It’s the first stop in a number of pavement-marking projects throughout northwest and central Wyoming. Every community in the region will be affected at…

Its been a beary eventful year in Northwest Wyoming. There’s been another grizzly incident this summer, this one on a grazing allotment of U.S. Forest Service land north of Pinedale. A grizzly who had been associated with killed livestock in the area was found and relocated to the Mormon Creek drainage, five miles from the…

Plan your next fire accordingly – it could already be restricted. In light of the recent fires, hot weather, and the excessive amount of dry vegetation throughout the Bighorn Basin, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been implemented by the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office in Fremont, Hot Springs and Natrona counties; Worland Field…


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