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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…

While many people are aware and alert to avoid hitting elk in Yellowstone, park officials are keen to make sure nobody runs over or is run over by an elk. Summer tourism continues to swell in Yellowstone National Park. With the park on track to reach record-high attendance, people and vehicles flood the park’s literal…

As the flow of water from the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and into the Shoshone River increases, Cody residents are asked to stay safe near the rushing water. Every spring, snowmelt from the mountains flows into the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. To ensure that runoff is contained without damaging the reservoir, flushing flows occur downstream into the…

Pennsylvania has a groundhog and its shadow as the first sign of spring – Yellowstone has a grizzly and its appetite to unofficially begin the summer. Park officials have announced the first Yellowstone grizzly sighting of 2021. On Saturday, March 13, a pilot supporting park wildlife studies saw that grizzly and got quite the spectacle.…


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