Summer 2021 | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming - Part 3

Summer 2021

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COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) — When Mark Polakoff pulls human body parts from an old ammo can, it’s just a regular working weekend. Polakoff is a seasoned search-and-rescue dog handler. With nearly 40 years experience, he’s one of Absaroka Search Dogs’ best handlers. He’s also one of the best to talk to about a common…

The ongoing fight against the 6,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is making headway as fire activity slows while containment grows. Bighorn National Forest has made significant progress in its full suppression efforts for the Crater Ridge Fire. Thanks to lower temperatures and higher humidity, mitigation efforts are becoming more effective in curtailing…

The 6,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is slightly less contained than it was last week, as the fight moves over the Montana state line. The Crater Ridge Fire continues to spread throughout the northern section of Bighorn National Forest. While fire activity is currently minimal, it’s still hot and still burning. When…

Much needed rain brings relief to Yellowstone National Park, which means the park is less dangerous and restrictive for the final weeks of the summer season. Recent weather has finally brought moisture to northwest Wyoming. Rain showers and thunderstorms saturated the ground at a critical time, particularly in Yellowstone National Park. During the week of…

Anglers can fish freely during the afternoon in Yellowstone National Park, as Juky’s fishing closure is lifted as water flows increase and rivers cool down. Officials at Yellowstone National Park lifted a fishing closure enacted last month. Now, fishing can resume in the park’s rivers and streams from sunrise to sunset as specified in the…

Despite mitigation efforts, the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is over 4,000 acres and will likely keep burning until the year’s first heavy snow. As of Thursday, August 19, the Crater Ridge Fire is 4,343 acres. It remains 30% contained, as it has for the past two weeks. InciWeb describes the fire activity…

Another day, another grizzly relocation – this time an adult male was from Thermopolis was released in a popular relocation site in Shoshone National Forest. Wyoming Game and Fish has dealt with another grizzly bear captured within the Bighorn Basin. And, once again, the bear has been released in a remote area where further conflict…

1,080,767 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July 2021, the single busiest month in the park’s history – but does this mean change is imminent? Continuing a strong trend of record-breaking attendance, July 2021 saw a flood of tourists enter Yellowstone. But the month’s numbers are staggering, even by record-breaking standards. Yellowstone National Park hosted…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming marijuana advocates plan to begin circulating petitions in September for two proposed ballot measures — one asking if the state should legalize medical marijuana, and the other if it should decriminalize pot. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office this week approved the wording of the proposed questions. The Secretary of State’s…

Grand Teton National continues a trend of historically high visitation in 2021 with the busiest July – and busiest month – in the park’s 92-year history. Statistics collected by Grand Teton National Park show that July 2021 had the highest number of recreation visits on record for any single month in park history. The park…


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