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Yellowstone backcountry permits available online in 2022

January 27, 2022

Beginning spring 2022, visitors will be able to make advance online reservations for backcountry permits at The new system is a direct response to public requests for an online backcountry permit reservation system and prompted a collaborative effort between... Read More

Initial nuclear meetings held in Kemmerer

January 26, 2022

◆ Tera Power meetings with local leaders. Local government officials from Kemmerer and Lincoln County, along with state representatives, were given an update by TerraPower on the early stages of testing at the Rocky Mountain Power Plant during a meeting... Read More

Eastern Shoshone record more than 4,000 words

January 25, 2022

By Sofia Jeremias, For the last two weeks Robyn Rofkar has been waking up in the cold darkness of 3 a.m., rising early to begin simmering beans or baking blueberry muffins, making sure the 20 Shoshone speakers gathered in... Read More

Reasons Why You Should Modify Your Horse’s Diet

January 25, 2022

There are plenty of reasons why you should modify your horse’s diet. From weight gain to weather changes, it can help your horse’s quality of life. Read More

Christensen continues the fight with COVID

January 25, 2022

A former State Senator from Jackson and current member of U.S. Cynthia Lummis’ Wyoming based staff, Leland Christensen continues his fight with COVID-19. Hunter Christensen, Leland’s son, reports to SVI that his father is making “baby steps” in his recovery.... Read More

Pinedale Ranger District Authorizes Grooming; New opportunity for multiple use recreation on Skyline Drive

January 24, 2022

The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has authorized snow grooming on the non-maintained portion of Skyline Drive. Beginning just past the White Pine Ski area turn off and terminating at Elkhart Park (See Map below.) The Forest... Read More

Service organizations in Cambodia honor the memory of Marion Robinson

January 20, 2022

  By Janet Erickson ◆ His name and memory are there where endangered humans, cattle and elephants flourish. November 22, 1974, marked the beginning of an extraordinary life – the life of Marion Robinson – A life of compassion, inclusion,... Read More

Man sentenced to nine months in jail for assaulting YNP Officers

January 20, 2022

The following is a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office – United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Benjamin J. Bagala, age 27, of Santa Rosa, California pleaded guilty and was sentenced for three counts of assaulting, resisting, or... Read More

Bear Lake School District reminds community to stop for school busses

January 19, 2022

The Bear Lake School District #33 has issued a statement in response to what it says is an “increase in school bus stop-arm violations.” “Please stop for the bus,” said Johnathan Hemmert, BLSD #33 Transportation director. “We just want the... Read More

Family of fallen Marine sue actor Baldwin over posts

January 19, 2022

By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The sisters and widow of a Wyoming Marine killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin in federal court, alleging the actor defamed them on his social media after he... Read More

Authorities release new details and name of suspect in Idaho Falls standoff

January 17, 2022

The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Police Department. IDAHO FALLS – Shortly before noon Sunday, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Elva Street for a report that a... Read More

Working Group asks skiers to avoid Teton Range Bighorn Sheep Winter Zones

January 14, 2022

The Teton Range Bighorn Sheep Working Group including Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and Wyoming Game and Fish Department invite backcountry users to join in stewardship efforts to protect bighorn sheep. The Working Group released... Read More

Snowmobiler Rescued Wednesday in Granite Falls Area

January 13, 2022

Teton County Search and Rescue responded to a snowmobile crash on January 12 in the Granite Falls area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The rider, a woman, had accidentally driven off the edge of the trail and had a suspected... Read More

Yellowstone National Park turns 150 in 2022

January 13, 2022

March 1, 2022, marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park. Signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant, America’s first national park was set aside to preserve and protect the scenery, cultural heritage, wildlife, geologic and... Read More

Jackson schools require mask use until Jan. 26

January 13, 2022

JACKSON (WNE) — Teton County School District No. 1 unanimously voted Wednesday evening to require face masks for the next two weeks, following a verbal recommendation by Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell. The school board’s decision seemed to... Read More

Snake River Bridge Project in final phase of public meetings

January 8, 2022

The final public meeting for the upcoming Snake River Bridge Project was held Thursday night. Bob Hammond, WYDOT resident engineer, conducted the meeting.  The intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 390 outside of Wilson will be overhauled to improve safety... Read More

Remains of missing Texas woman found in Cody

January 7, 2022

POWELL (WNE) — The remains of a 29-year-old woman who’d been missing for weeks were found Monday in Cody. On Wednesday, police identified the deceased as Rachel Sirman of Texas. Cody police said they’d had “intermittent contact” with Sirman between... Read More

Jackson Hole Airport construction begins this week

January 6, 2022

This week, the Jackson Hole Airport began construction on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Checkpoint. The renovations will affect the TSA lanes and the holding area, but the airport remains open and operating.  According to the Jackson Hole Airport, the... Read More

Avalanche reported in the Snake River Canyon

January 6, 2022

UPDATE: According to WYDOT multiple minor slides have occurred in the Snake River Canyon today. Maintenance crews have been able to keep the road clear and open up to this point. However, if slides continue to happen it is likely... Read More

Three Sheridan residents arrested in kidnapping, death

January 5, 2022

SHERIDAN — Co-defendants Casey Childers, 39, Leo VanBuskirk, 23, and Shantel Edlund, 43, appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday ahead of extradition proceedings. All three face kidnapping charges in Colorado. During court proceedings Monday, the defendants indicated they are... Read More