Summer 2021 | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming - Part 4

Summer 2021

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought. Water levels at the largest reservoir on the Colorado River — Lake Mead — have fallen to record lows. Along…

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration filed notice Monday that it is appealing a federal judge’s order that blocked Biden’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and waters. A Louisiana-based federal judge issued the ruling in June, siding with Louisiana’s attorney general and officials in 12 other states. Those…

After a month, the Crater Ridge Fire has burned over 3,000 acres in Bighorn National Forest, with dry, windy weather aiding the flames rather than firefighters. The Crater Ridge Fire continues to burn through trees and tinder in Bighorn National Forest. As it moves into its fourth week, spotting flames are just as important as…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated has prompted a deep cleaning of the Wyoming governor’s office. Gov. Mark Gordon, who is tested regularly for the virus, tested negative again Thursday, spokesman Michael Pearlman said in a statement. Gordon staff were working remotely while the office…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Some local Republican Party officials in Wyoming have announced they will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a party member because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump. “In the immortal words of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump …’You’re Fired!’” read recent letters to…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s jobs report demonstrated the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy and underscored the need for the Federal Reserve to rein in its stimulus efforts, a Fed official said Tuesday. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said that Friday’s report, which showed a healthy gain of 943,000 jobs last…

After COVID-19 delayed the 2020 Olympics for one year. The athletes from all over the world competed to see who is the best from skateboarding to track and field. The United States won both the most gold medals (39) and wasn’t close in total medals (113). New sports were introduced in the games and some…

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the good news only to be told there is none. Five years of working through a historically swift decline,…

The Bighorn Basin is under an Air Quality Alert until Tuesday afternoon due to persistent wildfire smoke in the air above western and central Wyoming. The National Weather Service Office in Riverton has issued an Air Quality Alert for western and central Wyoming. Issued at 11:52 a.m. Monday morning, the alert will remain in effect…

Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin promotes the COVID-19 vaccine while countering community skeptics – it’s not perfect, but it works. COVID-19 is once again infecting the day-to-day lives of Park County residents. As cases and hospitalizations rise, another surge may have begun. Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Public Health Officer, continues posting…


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