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A GoFundMe account for a severely injured tourist serves as a painful reminder of just how dangerous thermal water can be in Yellowstone National Park. When someone is injured in Yellowstone, the story usually stops once transported to a hospital for treatment. But, in this case, a social media campaign offers insight into the deadly…

Park County School District #6 has adopted new policies to protect Cody students from COVID-19 – and masks aren’t mandated but remain highly encouraged. The 2021-2022 school year is already off to a rough start. Less than a month in, several Cody students and staff are out of school, in quarantine for having COVID-19 or…

In an effort to ensure wilderness safety, Wyoming Game and Fish is distributing 115 cans of spray to hunters at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds next Monday. In cooperation with the Safari Club International Foundation and Western Bear Foundation, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will distribute bear spray to hunters and anglers at no…

Once again, W.Y.D.O.T. is asking Wyoming residents to comment on their long-term plans to improve highways, roads, and driver safety throughout the state. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has finished its yearly update for their Wyoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. S.T.I.P.  is a six-year, fiscally constrained program representing the planned construction, preliminary engineering, and right-of-way…

Months of progress seemingly undone, Park County deals with a steady increase of COVID-19 cases while the best solution is readily available: vaccination. Amidst the surge of COVID-19 and the Delta variant nationwide, Park County has been relatively safe and unaffected. But no longer. In his most recent update, Park County Public Health Officer Dr.…

State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist makes her professional opinion known: to keep Wyoming safe, Wyomingites should wear face masks indoors. The fight against COVID-19 is getting urgent once again. With the highly contagious Delta variant creating a surge of cases nationwide, many states and cities are reinstituting precautionary measures like face masks. But what…

W.Y.D.O.T. has a different driver safety message for Wyoming drivers – if you get a text about “license waiver validation,” it’s not legit. A new phishing scam has appeared in Wyoming. This time, scammers are convincingly mimicking W.Y.D.O.T. to get money from drivers. Drivers across the state are receiving a text message from scammers, which…

The National Park Service has some wonderful tips when it comes to camping in the great outdoors. 

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…

Shoshone National Forest is taking necessary steps to mitigate the chance of dangerous human-caused wildfires, which affects how Wyomingites can use the forest. Effective at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, June 25, Stage One Fire Restrictions will be in effect throughout Shoshone National Forest. Forest officials say the decision is based on moisture measurements in vegetation…


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