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A pedestrian crosswalk will be temporarily placed on Big Horn Avenue by Cody Middle School as a possible solution to the dangers children face when crossing the highway – but drivers may not like it. W.Y.D.O.T. announced a three-month pedestrian crosswalk test will be installed before the beginning of the 2022-23 school year in Cody…

Commercial operators who work in Yellowstone National Park may want to inspect their buses and vans, as park rangers will complete safety evaluations to ensure visitor and vehicle safety. Yellowstone rangers are partnering with state and federal transportation officials to conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. The…

Wyoming Game and Fish will do its annual bear spray giveaway in Cody, Jackson, Lander, and Pinedale – communities where bears coexist with hunters and anglers. In cooperation with Safari Club International Foundation and American Bear Foundation, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will distribute bear spray to hunters and anglers at no cost. At…

Wyoming now joins a coalition of states determined to keep citizens safe from scams by finding and punishing the entities behind the recent wave of fraudulent phone calls. Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill announced today that the State of Wyoming is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force of 47 states to investigate and take…

Record floods have given way to dry timber as Yellowstone National Park’s high fire danger is a reminder that it won’t take much for another record-breaking event of nature to devastate the region. On Wednesday, July 20, Yellowstone officials raised the park’s fire danger to High.  According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Wildfire Assessment System, “a…

A scam has reappeared in northwest Wyoming, where a caller poses as a Park County Sheriff’s employee and asks for money or gift cards to avoid arrest, using the Sheriff’s Office’s actual phone number. The Park County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook to confirm their Communications Center has received several complaints about the same call…

Yellowstone National Park releases additional information on the victim of a brutal bison attack near Old Faithful captured on film and trending online. On Tuesday evening, Yellowstone officials sent a press release confirming a 34-year-old male from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was gored by a bull bison. The incident occurred near Giant Geyser in the Old…

During the first day of the Alternating License Plate System, Yellowstone National Park saw a significant reduction in vehicle traffic, which is exactly what park officials expected and wanted. Yellowstone National Park’s south loop reopened this morning, June 22, at 8 a.m. As the park expected, traffic entering through only three entrances (South, West, East)…

Raging floodwaters in Montana are trickling into Shoshone National Forest, which may close some campgrounds and amenities in the near future for visitor safety. The “high water event” that has closed Yellowstone National Park and drowned Red Lodge, Montana, is not over. Now, Shoshone National Forest is experiencing some of the floods that are ravaging…

The Southern Loop of Yellowstone National Park will not reopen until park officials determine it is safe to do so – and even then, visitation will be limited for the rest of the year. Yellowstone National Park shared the latest updates on the park’s status during a Tuesday Zoom meeting. Superintendent Cam Sholly said much…


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