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Bighorn Mountains

Elk hunters asked to assist with brucellosis surveillance

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall.

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Fire burns near Medicine Lodge archaeological site

HYATTVILLE, Wyo. — Firefighters have put out a wildfire that burned 19 acres of grassland near the Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site on the western slope of the Bighorn Mountains.

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N.D. snowmobilers survive 'bad situation' in Wyoming mountains

BISMARCK, N.D. — Five North Dakota snowmobilers are glad to be home after getting lost in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming over the weekend.

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Bighorn Mountain bird talk Thursday in Cody

The Bighorn Mountains as a place where birders and scientists might uncover new information about resident birds is the topic of a free public program in Cody, Wyo., on Thursday.

November 11, 2013 2:30 pmLoading…

Audubon program explores bird populations in Bighorn Mountains

CODY, Wyo. — The Meadowlark Audubon Society of the Big Horn Basin invites the public to a free program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. CJ Grimes, Natural Resource Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in the Worland District, will describe how the isolation of the Bighorn Mountains has c…

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Bighorn highway open for summer after spring storm

SHERIDAN — The highway over the Bighorn Mountains is finally open for the summer.

May 22, 2013 3:29 pmLoading…
Locally funded Wyoming crew begins plowing Yellowstone East Entrance road

Locally funded Wyoming crew begins plowing Yellowstone East Entrance road

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Several tons of heavy equipment rumbled to life at the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, as workers began what is expected to be a monthlong effort to remove snow on the road between the park’s eastern boundary and Fishing Bridge.

April 01, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Campfires may have started Bighorn wildfires

Campfires may have started Bighorn wildfires

RANCHESTER — Three small fires that broke out in the northern Bighorn Mountains may have been started by abandoned camp fires.

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3 small fires burn in northern Bighorns

3 small fires burn in northern Bighorns

RANCHESTER — Bighorn National Forest officials say they are investigating three small fires in the northern Bighorn Mountains they believe were human-caused. One fire has burned about 85 acres of grass in a remote area 10 miles northwest of Ranchester. Firefighters monitoring that fire noti…

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Johnson County truck crash kills 2

BUFFALO — Two people are dead after a heavily loaded semi-trailer lost its brakes on a steep slope on the eastern flanks of the Bighorn Mountains.

September 05, 2012 4:38 pmLoading…

Billings quilter takes plunge into ownership

After her basement filled with 1,200 bolts of fabric and customers started visiting her home three days a week, Nancy Sasse decided to open a store.

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Bighorn Mountain campgrounds to be upgraded

The Medicine Lodge Lake and Lower Paintrock Lake campgrounds in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains will be reconstructed this summer resulting in closures. 

May 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

WYDOT opens Wyoming 70 over Battle Pass

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation says it has cleared another highway of snow in the southern part of the state.

May 15, 2012 9:32 amLoading…

Mountain snow removal on pace across northwestern Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. — Efforts to clear Wyoming’s mountain passes for spring travel are under way and remain on schedule across the state’s northern tier.

April 23, 2012 11:55 amLoading…
Near-fatal accident changes young sportsman's life

Near-fatal accident changes young sportsman's life

Before Tyler Oatts hit the ground, he knew he'd been shot.

February 27, 2012 12:16 am Photos

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BLM employee recognized for improving wildlife habitat in Bighorn Basin

BLM employee recognized for improving wildlife habitat in Bighorn Basin

CODY, Wyo. — A rangeland specialist with the Bureau of Land Management was recognized this month by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for his efforts to conserve and improve elk and wildlife habitat across northern Wyoming.

February 23, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Highway in Bighorn Mountains closes for season

BASIN, Wyo. — Crews with the Wyoming Department of Transportation have closed a 22-mile stretch of highway in the Bighorn Mountains for the winter.

November 23, 2011 7:58 amLoading…

Wyoming group seeks support to reopen Antelope Butte Ski Area

Mark Weitz is facing an uphill battle to revitalize a shuttered downhill ski resort in Wyoming.

October 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Winter storm warning posted for Bighorn, Absaroka mountains as heavy snow forecast

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast for the mountains in north-central Wyoming as Mother Nature put an abrupt end to summer-like weather in the state.

October 07, 2011 12:48 pmLoading…
Trail in Yellowstone named after noted dude rancher, guide, conservationist no longer maintained

Trail in Yellowstone named after noted dude rancher, guide, conservationist no longer maintained

Yellowstone National Park seems to have forgotten Howard Eaton, a man the institution once honored.

September 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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