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Jackson woman wins wild bison hunting license

June 25, 2022

JACKSON (WNE) — A lifelong hunter who won a coveted bison-hunting license wants to give it away to a disabled military veteran. Norma Winder’s name was pulled from 2,205 entries into Gov. Mark Gordon’s annual Wild Bison License Raffle. Instead... Read More

Evanston man guilty of animal cruelty for 2020 horse shootings

June 21, 2022

By Hayden Godfrey Uinta County Herald Via- Wyoming News Exchange EVANSTON — A 38-year-old Evanston resident has been found guilty of felony animal cruelty after a three-day jury trial. Justin Berry, who was accused of shooting multiple horses on a... Read More

Former jail officer accused of having sex with inmate pleads no contest

June 21, 2022

GILLETTE (WNE) — The former Campbell County jail officer accused of having sex with an inmate in May 2021 while she was in jail pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree sexual assault. Sean Isaac Allen, 31, was found guilty... Read More

Park lifts indoor masking as Teton County COVID risk declines

June 21, 2022

JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has lifted its requirement for wearing masks inside park buildings as Teton County’s risk for COVID-19 has declined. After just one week at high risk for COVID, the county is back down to... Read More

Community remembers Matthew Shepard, others with vigil

June 20, 2022

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — A few dozen LGBTQ community members and supporters gathered outside the University of Wyoming Student Union on Friday evening to reflect on a local legacy of violence and... Read More

Airport runway reconstruction completed ahead of schedule

June 20, 2022

JACKSON (WNE) — Construction projects at the Jackson Hole Airport are moving forward quickly, with the biggest item — a complete runway reconstruction — already completed ahead of schedule. According to a Wednesday update from the airport, the runway paving... Read More

$50 million for recovery efforts in Yellowstone announced

June 20, 2022

During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly announced $50 million to kick-start recovery efforts from record breaking floods. They also... Read More

21-year old man found after week-long search of Payette River

June 20, 2022

After a week of searching, the Gem County Sheriff’s office reported that the body of Everette Jackson had been found on Sunday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time,” Gem County Sheriff Donnie... Read More

Yellowstone National Park’s south loop will reopen to the public on June 22

June 18, 2022

Visitors traveling to park in coming weeks must stay informed about the new interim visitor entry system Map of Yellowstone National Park roads and flood impact areas At 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, Yellowstone National Park will begin allowing visitors... Read More

WY Delegation Works to Secure Emergency Federal Assistance for Yellowstone National Park & Wyoming

June 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., sent a letter to the Department of Transportation requesting timely assistance to help Yellowstone National Park and its gateway communities repair the damage caused... Read More

After flooding, possible reservation system in Yellowstone gains support

June 17, 2022

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Walking around downtown Jackson on Thursday, Kyle Henry, 34, said he understood why Yellowstone officials were considering a reservation system for accessing the southern part of the park... Read More

Fossilfest is Friday and Saturday in Kemmerer

June 17, 2022

It’s a party in Kemmerer this weekend as residents celebrate Fossilfest. CLICK HERE TO VISIT FOSSILFEST.ORG – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FOSSILFEST FACEBOOK PAGE –   Schedule of Events Friday, June 17th 2022 DISCOUNTED FOSSIL DIGS DURING FOSSILFEST *American... Read More

Governor and Wyoming Work to Mitigate Impacts of Yellowstone Flood

June 16, 2022

Governor to Issue an Emergency Declaration CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon will issue an emergency declaration in response to historic flooding in Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas. This follows days of work by state agencies to respond to this... Read More

Sherman Guard Station to Celebrate Re-Opening

June 16, 2022

Big Piney, Wyo., June 16, 2022— The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has re-modeled the Sherman Guard Station in preparation for a public grand re-opening celebration to be held July 1st from 2-6pm. Hosted by the... Read More

Teton Canyon closed to tent camping after black bear pushing man out of hammock

June 15, 2022

The following is a news release from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It is posted here courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. TETON CANYON, Wyoming — The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is issuing a temporary closure to all camping except for hard-sided vehicles up Teton... Read More

Mandatory mask use returns to Grand Teton

June 14, 2022

By The Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Grand Teton National Park announced Monday that it will again require masking in all buildings. Masks are required at all park buildings regardless of vaccination status, the park said. That... Read More

Flooding forces closure, evacuation of Yellowstone

June 14, 2022

By Mark Davis and Kevin Killough Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Unprecedented rain, combined with fast melting late season snow, has flooded nearby communities and forced the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park and nearby attractions.... Read More

Reconstruction of Fremont Crossing Trail Bridge

June 14, 2022

Expect Interruptions During Construction The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is advising visitors of temporary interruptions during the period of August 3rd though September 2nd while reconstructing the Fremont Crossing Trail Bridge. The Fremont Crossing Trail Bridge... Read More

New charge filed against Ammon man accused of using social media to entice teens

June 14, 2022

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission – By Andrea Olson EastIdahoNews.com AMMON — A new charge was filed against a 23-year-old Ammon man after he allegedly used social media to entice a teen to send... Read More

Yellowstone peak gets new name

June 10, 2022

By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —A peak at Yellowstone National Park that had been named after an Army lieutenant who led a massacre of Native Americans will now be known as First Peoples Mountain, the... Read More