Wildfire

The Worland City Council had the first reading of Resolution 2018 dash 6 at last night’s council meeting inside City Hall. The resolution concerns the cities intent to annex various parcels of land located in the Hillcrest Subdivision. Last night was the first reading of the resolution. City Attorney Kent Richins stated that a packet…

Firefighters in western Wyoming say a wildfire that has destroyed 55 homes and forced the evacuation of about 500 rural residents was caused by an abandoned warming fire that had been left unattended. The fire has burned about 90 square miles since it was first reported Sept. 15. Firefighters reported Saturday that it was about…

Lawmakers in Congress have advanced a proposal to strip protections from gray wolves across the contiguous U.S. amid a push by Republicans for broad changes to the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee approved the measure from Wisconsin Republican Rep. Sean Duffy on Wednesday, sending it to the full House. It’s a…

Game and Fish mule deer managers in the Cody region are asking hunters that hunt in the Southwest Bighorn mule deer herd (Hunt Areas 35, 36, 37, 39, 40 and 164) to get their deer sampled for chronic wasting disease this year. Game and Fish can test deer for CWD by removing the retropharyngeal lymph…

The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office, through their Facebook page, is calling on the help of local communities in the search for a missing hunter. The missing person’s report indicates Richard Morris Rush was staying in his camp trailer at his hunting camp located approximately 2 miles north of Big Trails, Wyoming and 18 miles south…

An audio version of this news available here. The Denver Jake Fire that has been burning southeast of Worland has been mapped and the burned acreage, as of an update from BLM Wyoming’s Facebook page yesterday, is 7,100 acres. The fire is now 60 percent contained. As the fire burned earlier in the week, ground…

An audio version of this news available here. The Denver Jake Fire is burning 16 miles southeast of Worland. The fire, as of an update from the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Facebook page, has grown to 1,500 acres as of Tuesday morning. The fire is in inaccessible terrain burning through sagebrush and juniper at…

An audio version of this news available here. As of 7:00 P.M. last night Big Horn County Authorities were reporting that the Terek Fire, burning between Ten Sleep and Hyattville had grown to 47,000 acres, an emergency closure of Highway 31 is currently in effect. On Sunday night. July 8, a wildfire was reported to…


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