Thermopolis

A buck at the Hot Springs State Park terraces was dispatched on Saturday–October 12th after it was observed to have Chronic Wasting Disease–per an article in the Thermopolis Independent Record. Chronic Wasting Disease is highly contagious among deer, elk, moose, reindeer and caribou. There is no known cure, and it’s always fatal. Exposure to animals…

The Thermopolis Independent Record cites a report that showed a decrease in taxable sales in Hot Springs County. According to a report released last month by the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Hot Springs County taxable sales were 5.9 percent less for the second quarter in 2019 compared to…

Local Emergency response agencies were called to approximately mile marker 149 on highway 20 south for a report of a house fire on Monday . The home is located near the Hot Springs and Washakie County line. Responding agencies included Worland Fire, Thermopolis Fire, Washakie County EMS, Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol.…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports a memorandum of understanding was signed between the State of Wyoming, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and the Town of Thermopolis last week. The agreement concerns local law enforcement officers being able to perform functions and enforcement within SPCR boundaries–particularly in Hot Springs State Park–as necessary in the…

Electonic device distraction is on the rise among youth pedestrians and drivers need to be on the lookout. Since 2013–the number of 12-to-19-year-old pedestrians killed has increased 13 percent. During that same time frame–high school aged students were observed wlaking distracted 35 percent more–20 percent in 2013 versus 27 percent in 2016–according to the newest…

The Thermopolis Independent Record Reports Hot Springs County School District has started their year with 670 students enrolled across all grade levels–an increase from 2018. According to Superintendent Dustin Hunt, the official numbers from the state do not come out until October 1 and because some families are in transition at the start of school,…

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be closing the 2019 watercraft registrations and preparing for the 2020 season during the month of October. Watercraft registrations will resume again November 1, 2019 at Game and Fish offices and online, with one-year registrations valid through 2020 and three-year registration valid through 2022. Boaters will still be able to purchase…

A virus that has affected some horses in northwest Wyoming has now spread to cattle. Vesicular Stomatitis has been found in cattle in three different herds – one case in Hot Springs County, and other cases are believed to be in Platte and Park counties. The disease was first discovered in Wyoming around late July…

At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on September 20th, as well as a subadult male grizzly bear on September 22nd. The adult male bear was captured for killing cattle on private lands northwest of Thermopolis, WY.…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the first not guilty plea was made in a major drug case in Hot Springs County on Monday. Tiffany Ringgenberg of Cody pleaded not guilty to felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver meth. The charges carry with them a combined possible sentence of 27 years…


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