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Rain, snow keep farmers from Bighorn Basin fields

POWELL, Wyo. — The snowy winter and wet spring are keeping farmers from getting crops into the fields in northwestern Wyoming's Bighorn Basin.

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Low sugar content deals blow to Wyoming beet farmers

Low sugar content deals blow to Wyoming beet farmers

POWELL, Wyo. — Sugar beet farmers in Wyoming are fretting about low sugar prices and low sugar content in the beets they recently pulled out of the ground.

December 27, 2013 12:13 pmLoading…
Beartooth drilling protest continues

Beartooth drilling protest continues

A Denver energy company will begin drilling an oil well near Belfry — and possibly use hydraulic fracking — this spring, despite protests in Billings on Wednesday by about 80 opponents.

December 11, 2013 5:38 pm Video Photos

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Protesters turn out to courthouse to protest Beartooth drilling

Protesters turn out to courthouse to protest Beartooth drilling

Protesters gathered on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to protest Energy Corporation of America's plans to drill natural gas wells in the Bighorn Basin.

December 11, 2013 3:19 pmLoading…
Residents plan protest over Beartooth fracking plan this week

Residents plan protest over Beartooth fracking plan this week

Residents concerned with plans by a Denver energy company to drill about 50 oil and natural gas wells near the Beartooth Mountains — and more wells in the Bighorn Basin — are planning a rally in Billings on Wednesday.

December 09, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Meeting set on Yellowtail Dam operation

Water supply conditions in the Bighorn Basin and the proposed fall-winter operating plan for Yellowtail Dam and Bighorn Lake will be discussed at a public meeting on Thursday hosted by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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Audubon Society offers field trip

CODY — The spectacular wildflowers and birding opportunities in Shell Creek Canyon in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming are the object of a field trip Saturday hosted by the Meadowlark Audubon Society of the Bighorn Basin.

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Historian explores complex history behind founding of town of Cody

Historian explores complex history behind founding of town of Cody

CODY, Wyo. — As part of its marketing campaign to attract visitors to Cody, Wyo., and the surrounding area, the Park County Travel Council is promoting William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody as “the real Most Interesting Man in the World,” playing on the popularity of a fictitious hero from a series…

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Record sugar beet harvest in Bighorn Basin

Record sugar beet harvest in Bighorn Basin

CASPER, Wyo. — Sugar beet growers had a sweet year in Wyoming.

November 05, 2012 2:43 pmLoading…
Record sugar beet harvest in Bighorn Basin

Record sugar beet harvest in Bighorn Basin

WORLAND, Wyo. - This year's sugar beet harvest in the Bighorn Basin set a record for tons per acre.

November 05, 2012 2:18 pmLoading…

Wyoming lands office spends $150K to clean up Bighorn Basin parcel

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments says it recently spent almost $150,000 cleaning up litter from a small parcel of state land in the Bighorn Basin.

September 26, 2012 1:39 pmLoading…

Wyoming lands office spends $150K to clean up parcel in Bighorn Basin

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments says it recently spent almost $150,000 cleaning up litter from a small parcel of state land in the Bighorn Basin.

September 26, 2012 1:39 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Bighorn Basin's geologic past may be key to our future

A group of geologists and paleontologists convened at the Washakie Museum in Worland, Wyo., this summer to discuss their latest findings in the Bighorn Basin. These scientists periodically meet to share and compare new fossil discoveries. This gathering, like others in recent years, carried …

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Growth reveals clues about human, forest histories

Growth reveals clues about human, forest histories

MEETEETSE — It’s no secret to even casual naturalists that the age of a tree can be determined by counting the rings in its cross-section. But researchers in the greater Yellowstone area are building on that technique and expanding the field of dendrochronology to learn how landscapes were a…

August 23, 2012 11:55 pm Photos

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Historic cabin marks trail to summit of Heart Mountain

Historic cabin marks trail to summit of Heart Mountain

HEART MOUNTAIN, WYO. — Perhaps the most immediately visible and recognizable landmark in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin is Heart Mountain, an 8,123-foot butte rising from the valley floor that can be seen for miles in every direction.

August 19, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise breaks over the Bighorn Basin in northwestern Wyoming, marking the beginning of a corner-to-corner road trip across the least populated state in the country.

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Historic Wyoming ranch protects operation with easement

Historic Wyoming ranch protects operation with easement

CODY, Wyo. — One of the oldest ranches in Wyoming held by a single family has agreed to a conservation easement that will protect more than 10,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat.

January 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorn Basin soils

Bighorn Basin soils

Scientists hope to find a variety of microfossils in core samples taken from the Bighorn Basin. Prehistoric pollen, plant remains and charcoal could shed new light on what caused a period of rapid global warming 56 million years ago.

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Researcher examines Wyoming hunting folklore

LARAMIE — For the past few years, folk life specialist Andrea Graham has been all over the state, compiling one of Wyoming's most abundant resources: hunting folklore.

January 21, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…

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