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Game and Fish to host Kids Fishing Day event in Jackson

May 30, 2023

JACKSON- Kids up to 13 years old are invited to “get hooked on fishing” at the 32nd annual Jackson Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, June 3. The event, hosted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with several partners and... Read More

Fort Bridger man pleads guilty to child porn charge

May 27, 2023

EVANSTON (WNE) — Fort Bridger resident Tyelure Schroeder pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography possession on Tuesday, May 23, before the U.S. District Court in Cheyenne.  According to the sworn affidavit of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Special... Read More

Towns face chicken-and-egg dilemma with nuclear project needs

May 27, 2023

• The pathway to federal funds is uncertain for Kemmerer and Diamondville despite major infrastructure needs to host a nuclear power plant project.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, KEMMERER—When a 16-inch diameter ductile-iron municipal water pipeline failed this spring, a... Read More

Top 10 things to know about visiting Yellowstone National Park this summer season

May 26, 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – If you plan to travel to Yellowstone National Park this summer, plan ahead to protect yourself and this wild and awe-inspiring place. Within the park’s 2.2 million acres, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in... Read More

Area students listed on WWCC Honor Rolls

May 25, 2023

Western Wyoming Community College has released their honor roll lists. A number of Star Valley students made the various lists for academic excellence. Congratulations to them and good luck in their ongoing studies! Read More

Man tries to help struggling bison calf; Yellowstone rangers forced to kill it

May 23, 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming — Yellowstone National Park rangers are seeking information about an incident that indirectly led to the death of a bison calf. Park officials say on Saturday, May 20, an unidentified man in his 40s or 50s,... Read More

Fatal winter puts ‘Path of the Pronghorn’ on shaky ground

May 22, 2023

• A year that started off especially deadly for the Sublette Herd of Antilocapra americana threatens to drastically reduce numbers of animals using an ancient, celebrated migration.   By Mike Koshmrl, A collared pronghorn took her last breath on... Read More

Officers rescue man after kayak overturns

May 22, 2023

Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies rescued a man who overturned on a kayak Sunday afternoon on Palisades Reservoir. Around 4 p.m., deputies were patrolling on the water near the McCoy Creek area when they came upon an upside-down kayak, life jacket,... Read More

Prosecutors agree to release man detained after Yellowstone death

May 19, 2023

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Michael Wayne McCollum will be released from a Montana jail where he was held on Yellowstone National Park’s behalf — even though federal prosecutors initially labeled him a... Read More

Bridger Valley man gets life in prison for ‘half-baked, poorly executed’ murder-for-hire

May 19, 2023

By Hayden Godfrey Uinta County Herald Via- Wyoming News Exchange EVANSTON — A Bridger Valley man was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday after unsuccessfully orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot against his ex-wife.  According to a sworn affidavit by Uinta... Read More

Sweetwater County school district questions suit’s legitimacy

May 18, 2023

• Parents challenge policy on student names, pronouns   By Aedan Hannon Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Lawyers for Sweetwater County School District No. 1 issued a blistering response on Monday to a lawsuit filed by two... Read More

Rockfall changes world-famous Teton skyline forever

May 18, 2023

• A ‘big chunk of the mountain’ fell off last fall, altering the profile of the Grand’s East Ridge so drastically that people can see the difference from the valley floor.   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., A giant... Read More

Elder Alvin ‘Trip’ Meredith III Is Named the 18th President of BYU–Idaho

May 16, 2023

The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU–Idaho) has named Elder Alvin F. Meredith III (known by friends as “Trip”) as the school’s 18th president. He will succeed Henry J. Eyring, who has led the university since 2017, on... Read More

Teton Park to start watercraft inspections

May 16, 2023

JACKSON (WNE) — Boaters and anglers, remember these words: drain, clean and dry. Grand Teton National Park is reminding people to follow all three steps with their vessels and fishing gear before using them in the park so as to... Read More

Details murky as Yellowstone investigates woman's death on Craig Pass

May 16, 2023

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Officials are investigating how Catheryn Danyelle Griffin, 38, died Saturday in the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. On Saturday evening, park rangers responded to an accident reported... Read More

Fatality investigation in Yellowstone National Park

May 15, 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On the evening of Saturday, May 13, Yellowstone rangers responded to an incident on Craig Pass, approximately three miles south of Old Faithful. Rangers observed a single vehicle that had been driven into a snowbank, with... Read More

WYDOT: Snake River bridge inspection may cause delays

May 15, 2023

Jackson, Wyo.  The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with contract crews from Collins Engineering, Inc. will be performing an inspection on the Snake River Bridge on WYO 22 on the nights of May 22-23.  Work will take place overnight from... Read More

Governor touts fossil fuels, carbon capture at chamber luncheon

May 14, 2023

By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via- Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — Fossil fuels have a future, despite the federal government’s attempts to hobble the industry. That was the message that Gov. Mark Gordon had Wednesday afternoon for those who... Read More

BLM updates wild horse management in southern Wyoming

May 14, 2023

CHEYENNE (WNE) — On Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office issued a Record of Decision and approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for wild horse management within the Rock Springs and Rawlins field offices. The amended plan resolves... Read More

Yellowstone-area grizzly bears have stopped expanding their range

May 12, 2023

• After half-century of expansion, bears reach limit of “suitable habitat,” federal scientists report.   By Mike Koshmrl, CODY—For nearly five decades the grizzly population emanating from Yellowstone National Park has pulsed farther and farther outward, reclaiming old haunts... Read More