Safety

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5 million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project will be used for underpasses, fencing and related…

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…

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2017, 7,450 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury Facts. Non-traffic incidents…

At Worland’s City Council meeting on Tuesday night–Worland Police Captain Zach Newton addressed the council members about Maverick’s proposed “adult chillers” alcoholic beverages. The city council had chosen to table the talk on the adult chillers during their meeting in late July. This tabling was to give time for local law enforcement to formulate and…

WYDOT, WHP urge motorists, and motorcyclists to be extra vigilant during Sturgis. With more motorcyclists expected on the roads in the next week, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol want to remind all motorists to be extra vigilant when driving. The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will start this weekend, which means…

As warmer weather invites residents into the outdoors for adventure and walks along the many trails the Big Horn Basin has to offer — there looms a threat — rattlesnakes. Snakes are also looking for a warm up after a cool and wet spring. The public is encouraged to be informed on what to do…

Summer is the season of adventure, and there’s no better way to do it than to find a fun place to swim, explore, and relax. Whether you know of a private swimming hole nearby or you’re on vacation and spot a river that looks inviting, finding natural swimming areas can be refreshing compared to your…

Y2 Consultants Patricia Ehrman and Brenda Ashworth gave a short presentation concerning the potential for a walking and biking path along the Lower Hanover Canal at Tuesday night’s Worland City Council meeting. In 2003, local engineering firm Donnell and Allred drafted a Master Plan for potential projects along the Lower Hanover — according to Ehrman…

Worland Chief of Police Gabe Elliott relayed to the board that a crosswalk at 15th and Howell is not working properly. The push buttons that warn oncoming vehicles of pedestrians crossing are not working properly. There is a crossing guard at the crosswalk — but a crew looked at the problem and will order parts…

A Wyoming teenager who prosecutors have said brought guns and bullets to school last year as part of a thwarted plan to shoot teachers and students faces a trial after pleading not guilty. Dale Warner, 14 and charged as an adult, remained in custody on $275,000 cash-only bond. A trial date had not been set.…


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