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After two weeks of hard work, the Utah Conservation Corps completed several trail improvements at the Four Bear, and Peaks Divide trails near Cody. The Bureau of Land Management hosted the Utah Conservation Corps this summer for two weeks. During that time, they improved two popular trails near Cody, preserving the landscape and safety of outdoor…

The S.H.R.E.D. Act would strengthen Wyoming ski hills and communities by ensuring fees paid to the U.S. Forest Service are invested back into winter recreation. U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), introduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (S.H.R.E.D.) Act. If passed, ski…

Shoshone National Forest is preparing for another busy summer, but the key to recreation begins with the choices of Wyomingites to stay safe and responsible. As the weather begins warming and campgrounds start opening, forest officials ask visitors to recreate responsibly by planning, respecting road and area closures, knowing current fire restrictions, and abiding by…

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Some rock climbing routes on Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming have been closed to protect nesting falcons. The closures, which remain in effect until young falcons fledge, give peregrine and prairie falcons an undisturbed area for courtship, nest selection and nesting, according to the National Park Service. The annual closures also…

Wetter adventures are pricer in Yellowstone, as park officials hope to use water recreation fees to fund the fight against nonnative trout and invasive species. Yellowstone National Park is implementing higher fees for fishing and boating in 2021. It’s the first significant fee increase for these outdoor recreation opportunities in several years. Many of the…

The 149-year-old park took a step into the 21st Century by announcing the most popular campsites in Yellowstone will operate on a reservation system. Effective March 24, 2020, at 8 a.m., several Yellowstone campgrounds within the park will transition to reservations, rather than the first-come, first-serve model. This affects the high season at Mammoth, the…

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 27-year-old snowboarder has been found dead in a tree well at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Jackson Hole News& Guide reports that the man was reported missing by friends on Sunday. Search and rescue crews looked for him on Sunday before calling off the operation overnight and discovered the man…

Bighorn Basin residents are being asked to give their opinion’s on how the Ten Sleep community and its surrounding landscape will climb into the future. Rather than being just another out-of-the-way Wyoming community, Ten Sleep is becoming a destination for many outdoor enthusiasts. One activity is primarily driving that attention: rock climbing. The Tensleep Canyon…

Shoshone National Forest is looking to recruit Bighorn Basin veterans for a walk in the woods – and a few other things. The Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti Ranger Districts of the Shoshone National Forest are looking to fill several temporary recreation-related positions out of Cody for the summer 2021 field season. Some of those…

After months of uncertainty followed by salvation, Dec. 4 is the official opening day for the 2020-2021 season at the Sleeping Giant Ski Area and Zipline. The ski area opens this morning for its first influx of winter recreation enthusiasts, who will be able to enjoy the traditional Sleeping Giant experience while savoring the newest…


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