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After the initial shock at losing it’s main connection to Idaho in a landslide, residents of Jackson, Wyoming are now coming to grips with not knowing when the highway can be repaired and reopen. And that has business and employees in town panicking. Jackson Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Howe has been fielding…

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says that progress has been made in finding viable options to repair Highway 22 or Teton Pass after part of the highway suffered a “catastrophic landslide.” Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say that a temporary detour around Teton Pass could be open within weeks, which would help commuters and tourists access…

Bah da bah bah bah….people aren’t loving it. And by “it,” customers are complaining that McDonald’s prices are too high. So, is a meal deal coming to the McDonald’s restaurant in Cody? That depends. McDonald’s has faced criticism as prices soared in recent years, resulting in less revenue and reduced foot traffic in stores. As…

Mother Nature just won’t give Sleeping Giant Ski Area and Zipline a break. The popular skiing and recreation area just outside of Yellowstone National Park didn’t open for skiing for this past season because of a lack of snow. And now, because of the amount of spring snow, they are announcing that there will be…

With more Top 10 hits than Journey, Foreigner, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated band, is announcing the next leg of their farewell tour this fall, with special guests Loverboy and Lita Ford on select dates. And they will make a stop for their fans in Wyoming. After the band wraps up their first…

Three weeks after the ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Speaker of the House, a tenure he kept only 79 days, the House of Representatives voted in favor of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) to be the next person to preside over the House.  Johnson, who was first elected to Congress in 2016, was the…

In honor and memory of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the United States and Wyoming flags to fly at half-staff immediately until the day of interment in accordance with President Biden’s Presidential Proclamation. The US Senator from California, passed away Friday, September 29 at the age of 90. The proclamation reads:…

There has been an increase of reported syphilis cases in Wyoming over the last few years, so the Wyoming Department of Health is sharing how to prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted infection and warning residents of the consequences of leaving it untreated. The press release reads: With a marked increase in reported syphilis…

There will be a nation wide emergency alert test being conducted on Wednesday, October 4 at 12:20 p.m. MST. These notifications are being sent from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Radios and televisions will also be tested to ensure the system is ready to be used while preparing…

Russ Francis, NFL Super Bowl Champion and former radio host on KODI died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in upstate New York. Francis, and longtime partner, Jaclyn Ryan, lived on a ranch between Cody and Powell in 2016. During that time, Francis hosted a radio show on KODI called Forever West Outdoors where he shared…


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