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Plant closures could free up water

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Coal plant retirements in Wyoming and other Colorado River Basin states offer communities in the parched West a rare opportunity to reallocate their water resources, researchers at Arizona State…

Winter Fly Fishing Destinations You Should Visit

While spring and summer are generally considered the best times for fly fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to reel in some catches during the winter. If you’re looking for an exciting and new fly fishing destination to visit this…

Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2022

Yellowstone National Park hosted 232,117 recreation visits in October 2022. This is a 27% decrease from October 2021 (316,662 recreational visits), and a 36% increase from October 2019 (171,339) which was the last year before COVID. On June 13, all…

EV chargers coming to Yellowstone, Grand Teton gateways

JACKSON (WNE) —Eastern Idaho’s Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative will install five strategically placed Level 3 electric car charging stations along two significant scenic byways, with construction starting in the spring of 2023. The fast chargers will be placed in…

Towns welcome second chance at nuclear plant

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – For the Wyoming towns not chosen to host a demonstration nuclear reactor, word that they’re back in the running for a new wave of plants came sooner than expected….

WHP to study speed data in investigation of Grand Teton vehicle fatality

JACKSON (WNE) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Grand Teton National Park that killed a visitor. An Australian couple was driving north in the park to visit Oxbow Bend around 11 a.m. Tuesday when they…

Report: power plants polluting water

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is home to some of the worst coal ash contamination in the country, according to a new report from a pair of environmental groups. Authored by the Environmental…

UNESCO report goofs; there are no glaciers in Yellowstone

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON —There are no glaciers in Yellowstone National Park. That’s according to Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly. Speaking with the Jackson Hole Daily on Friday morning about the summer season, he…

Drug arrest near Elk Mountain nets 221 pounds of marijuana

LYMAN (WNE) — A routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 recently resulted in the confiscation of 221 pounds of marijuana. On Oct. 30, a Wyoming Highway Patrolman assigned to the Elk Mountain area stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction…

California man fined for hitting truck arrestor said he was being followed by Santa Claus

JACKSON (WNE) —A California man who collided with a truck arrestor has pleaded no contest to three charges in Teton County Circuit Court. Charles Green, 61, from Susanville, pleaded no contest Oct. 20 to failure to report a collision, duty…