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Yellowstone sets visitation record for year

CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park has broken its all-time visitation record with three months still remaining in the year. A record 4,463,000 million visitors have come through the Park in 2021 so far, shattering the previous full year record…

(Video) – Star Valley hosts Evanston with post-season bid on the line

With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Star Valley Braves (3-4)(1-2) and the Evanston Red Devils (5-2)(1-2) are fighting for a spot in the playoffs as they clash in Afton on Thursday evening. Join Duke (@Duke_Dance) and…

Legislators recommend $72 million adjustment to schools

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Interim Committee voted Monday to recommend adding an external cost adjustment worth more than $72 million to the state’s next K-12 education budget….

Another 29 deaths tied to COVID

By The Wyoming News Exchange The deaths of another 29 Wyoming residents have been linked to coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the deaths that occurred in September and October brought to 1,080 the number…

Rock Springs backs Amtrak expansion

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The resolution to support the Amtrak Passenger Rail Expansion in the city of Rock Springs and Southwest Wyoming was approved at the Rock Springs City Council meeting on Oct. 5. Amtrak, a passenger railroad service, provides…

Yellowstone scales back search for canoeist

JACKSON (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park is winding down search and recovery efforts for Kim Crumbo, 74, who had been on a four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake with his brother, who died of hypothermia. The National Park Service has…

Man sentenced to prison in high-speed chase

CODY (WNE) — A man who pleaded guilty to stealing a Powell vehicle, engaging in two near-miss collisions, running through a deployed spike strip, and leading authorities from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Park County Sheriff’s Office and Cody Police Department…

Woman sentenced to four days in grizzly photo incident

JACKSON (WNE) — An Illinois woman who got too close to a Yellowstone grizzly family so she could take photos was sentenced to four days in custody and other penalties, including a one-year ban from the national park. In a…

Mine reclamation at risk with coal fee lapse

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Entangled in the congressional infrastructure debate, Wyoming’s biggest source of mine cleanup funding expired last week, raising questions about the future of reclamation. The federal Abandoned Mine Land (AML)…

Man charged with kidnapping in Yellowstone

CODY (WNE) — A man is facing charges in federal court for assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping, holding another man at knifepoint in Yellowstone National Park. Gregory Toth is accused of assaulting a co-worker, pressing a knife against…