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The impact of this week’s intense winter weather is enormous – major Wyoming highways were closed, communities isolated, and tourists unable to travel. Wyoming was hammered by unseasonably snowy weather earlier this week. And, based on W.Y.D.O.T.’s Travel Information Map, it shut down a significant portion of Wyoming on Tuesday and well into Wednesday. The…

Yellowstone National Park’s search and recovery operations are winding down, suggesting a tragic end for Utah resident Kim Crumbo. On Friday, Oct. 8, Yellowstone National Park officials announced search and recovery efforts for 74-year-old Kim Crumbo of Ogden, Utah, have begun scaling back. Given the park’s weather over the last few weeks, a scaled-back search…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…

As Summer 2021 dries up, Yellowstone National Park is allowing people to plan their winter excursions through the annual snowmobile permit lottery. On Sunday, August 1, the 2021-2022 winter lottery for Yellowstone snowmobile permits is officially open. Authorized in 2013, the Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program allows one group of up to five snowmobiles without…

YOU’VE GOT MAIL! The mail must be delivered no matter what, even in Yellowstone National Park, in the dead of winter! When the park closes for the winter, employees like Rachel Cudmore are responsible for making the 150-mile trip two times per week to deliver mail, supplies, and equipment to approximately 120 people living in…

After winter droughts and sudden spring storms, Wyoming Game and Fish hopes to temporarily lessen hunting to allow pronghorn numbers to bounce back. Wyoming remains the home to more pronghorn than any western state. Last year, pronghorn hunters reported an 88% harvest success rate, and wardens and biologists strive to maintain a high-quality hunting experience for…

Winter Storm Xylia has been so devastating to southern Wyoming that the governor has activated the Wyoming National Guard to provide emergency assistance, should it be needed. Effective March 16, Wyoming is in the State of Emergency. This is Governor Mark Gordon’s direct response to the massive winter storm that has paralyzed Cheyenne, Casper, and…

Winter storm Xylia has forced the Postal Service to curtail mail delivery and retail in many locations across Wyoming. Road, airport closures, and unsafe driving conditions have prevented many Wyoming area Post Offices from opening. Regular retail and delivery will resume as soon as road conditions become safe and passable. For other weather-impacted locations, letter…

A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains on Sunday with heavy snow and wind leading to airport and road closures, power outages, and avalanche warnings in parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. The National Weather Service in Wyoming called it a “historic and crippling” winter storm that would cause extremely dangerous…

The road less traveled. By Robert Frost and the plow. 

It was full of snow, ice, pot holes, and slush. It hurt man!


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