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As Wyoming transitions into Fall 2020, Shoshone National Forest reminds everyone to plan and be prepared to protect themselves and the landscape during their next trip. Forest officials want to ensure that everyone enjoys the fall safely and responsibly. This fall has already seen snow and heavier precipitation at the high altitudes while much of…

The Cody school district has confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 and several students and staff are currently quarantined, but the schools’ protection policies have been largely successful thus far. Park County School District #6 said on its website Thursday that 13 students have been ordered to quarantine due to close contact with confirmed COVID…

The Cody Senior Center is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of Cody’s seniors. When it was revealed that a staff member had had recent exposure to someone being tested for COVID-19, it was decided that this was not an opportunity to take chances. Jenni Johnstone-Smith, executive director of the Cody Senior Center, decided…

You might want to start locking your car. The Cody Police Department is currently dealing with an increase in vehicle burglaries. Thieves are always looking for easy opportunities to take advantage of people’s security in their community. A successful car theft can take as little as 30 seconds, especially if doors are unlocked and windows…

There’s a new spring hazard in the Bighorn Basin – canals. The Park County Sheriff’s Office reminds all residents that irrigation canals are now seeing increased flow and use from hobby gardeners, local farmers, and several others taking advantage of the spring runoff flowing through the thousands of miles of canals throughout the state. According…

It’s construction season, and safety is of paramount importance. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Associated General Contractors are working together to craft a new series of safety rules to keep workers and drivers safe as projects begin to kick into gear this spring. The natural concern is to not contribute to the spread…

Cody is the 5th safest “city” in the state. The website Security Baron ranks the safest cities in each state by using the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting data, examining factors like the rate of murder, robbery, assault, vehicle theft and other crimes and contrasting it with the city’s population, number of households…


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