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Clark resident Mark Alan Cothern was killed in an ATV accident on Thursday, October 15. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports the incident occurred around 3:30 pm. Cothern was riding an ATV on Forest Service Road 123, west of Wapiti and just south of the Smith Mansion and the North Fork Highway within the boundaries of…

As Wyoming transitions into Fall 2020, Shoshone National Forest reminds everyone to plan and be prepared to protect themselves and the landscape during their next trip. Forest officials want to ensure that everyone enjoys the fall safely and responsibly. This fall has already seen snow and heavier precipitation at the high altitudes while much of…

Five people were hurt Tuesday morning as two vehicles collided on the North Fork highway west of Cody. The crash occurred at 9:37, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Lee Pence. In a statement Tuesday afternoon, first responders were dispatched to the call of a two-vehicle crash at Milepost 11 on U.S. 14-16-20 between Wapiti…

After thorough review and public discussion, Park County will have the same nine polling places after the Park County Commissioners voted to take no action. This afternoon’s meeting of the Commissioners was largely dominated by this issue, as several residents of the communities that saw polling location close – Garland, Clark, Heart Mountain, Wapiti, and…

A prank call hasn’t left anyone laughing at the Park County Sheriff’s Office. This Wednesday, August 5th, a caller – who claimed to be visiting from Detroit and was staying at the Wapiti Campground on the North Fork – called into the Park County Sheriff’s Office just before midnight, claiming he witnessed a plane crash.…

There’s only one more day to apply for a new position in Shoshone National Forest. The Shoshone National Forest is currently undergoing a search for a new District Ranger. This permanent decision will be responsible for overseeing the Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti Districts, and will be based out of Cody. The USAJOBS posting for…

Park County’s COVID count continues to crawl upward. The COVID-19 counter in Park County continues to be rising at a fairly alarming rate. The last update from Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin laid it out in fairly simple numbers: 32 lab confirmed cases (with 8 new cases in 48 hours) plus 5 probable…

It’s still burning, but it’s under control. Yesterday, at the Sheep Mountain Day Use Area in Buffalo Bill State Park, several local and state officials gathered to give an update to Wapiti residents on the Lost Creek Fire which broke out near the Buffalo Bill and Rim Rock Ranches. At this point, the fire has…

Our biggest boy is back. After a sudden and “alarming” disappearance, Wapiti’s Big Boy statue is once again atop his concrete pedestal, glancing side-long as all the traffic passing along the North Fork Highway. One of the most noticed and beloved landmarks along that route – which is saying something, given the Smith Mansion shares…

Has coronavirus taken on of the region’s most visible residents? Cody resident Greg Wise reported a startling discovery this weekend: Big Boy is gone. One of the more bizarre landmarks along the Northfork Highway just outside Wapiti, the Big Boy statue has inspiring hilarity and confusion from its concrete pedestal in the middle of a…


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