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Shoshone National Forest wasted no time in dealing with its first wildfire of Summer 2021, as a lightning-strike fire is found and immediately suppressed. A new fire was reported west of Meeteetse on the afternoon of Monday, July 19. The fire was located approximately half a mile from the Timber Creek Ranger Station in the…

Park County gains another grizzly bear after a Pinedale grizzly was relocated near Yellowstone National Park’s East Gate due to cattle killings. Wyoming Game and Fish coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to relocate a troublesome grizzly. This time, an adult male was captured near Pinedale and relocated to the Five Mile Creek…

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, sunlight was the contributing factor in the accident that killed Cody resident Daniel Tudor on Friday, July 16. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at Sunburst Drive on Wyoming Highway 291 -the South Fork Highway near Cody. On the evening of Friday, July 16, Tudor was…

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Cody stays low, Cody Regional Health is altering some of its protocols enacted to keep residents safe during the pandemic. As 2021 progresses, COVID-19 seems like a thing of the past to many Cody residents. While a small surge is occurring nationally, the local COVID climate has stayed…

It was a busy but successful day for Park County Search and Rescue, as skilled volunteers rescued residents in the Beartooths and on the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Volunteers of Park County Search and Rescue rose to the challenge of responding to two simultaneous calls on Friday, July 9. After much effort and coordination, all four…

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…

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…

Fire is one seasonal visitor that isn’t welcome in Park County this summer, as the county and federal agencies take action to prevent human-caused wildfires. Throughout northwest Wyoming, the risk of intense wildfires grows every day as Park County continues to get hotter and drier. Now, more activities are restricted to ensure the safety of…

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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