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Bighorn River

Hardin man accused in murder to plead guilty

Hardin man accused in murder to plead guilty

A Hardin man charged in the 2013 fatal stabbing of a St. Xavier man whose body was found in the Bighorn River near a boat ramp at the Two Leggins fishing access on the Crow Reservation is expected to admit to murder charges.

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Bighorn River flows dropped to aid search

At the request of the Big Horn Country Sheriff, the Bureau of Reclamation has advised that river releases to the Bighorn River will be reduced to facilitate the search for a missing person believed to have drowned late last week.

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Wyoming outdoors: Bighorn River black caddis hatch in full bloom

As the shadows crept out over the waters of the Bighorn River, a wavering band of insects winged along the bank.

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Wyoming outdoors: Suffering to catch fish

I sometimes confide my Catholic theory of fly fishing to anglers when the fishing is slow and the weather is nasty: namely, you have to suffer greatly in order to have great rewards. Of course the whole spiel is tongue-in-cheek, for the only correlation I have found with nasty weather is th…

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Colorful dinner

Colorful dinner

A hearty steak and vegetable stir fry helped warm the innards and spirits of cold floaters.

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Leafing out

Leafing out

In early May the plentiful cottonwood trees were just beginning to leaf out on the lower Bighorn River.

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Wide river, wide view

Wide river, wide view

The lower Bighorn River provides loads of serenity and expansive views for floaters traveling downstream. It’s a big difference from the more crowded upper portion of the river that’s famed for its trout fishing.

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Subtle beauty

Subtle beauty

Floaters have to be willing to look for a more subtle form of beauty as they float the lower Bighorn River. There are no purple mountains majesty, but there is lot of wildlife and stark contrasts between the prairie and the river.

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Float trip reveals different face of Bighorn River

Float trip reveals different face of Bighorn River

The jet engine-like drone of the sugar beet factory and its large stack piercing the uniformly gray horizon like some nuclear plant emission tower was the only drawback of the campsite. But when you’re cold and it’s getting late, the first flat ground with firewood close by is hard to pass up.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorn trout topic of fly fisher's talk

Mike Ruggles, a Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist, will talk about the Bighorn River's trout on Tuesday at the Magic City Fly Fishers meeting.

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Wyoming outdoors: High water has trout gorging on invertebrates

Wyoming outdoors: High water has trout gorging on invertebrates

Recently, flows in the rivers below reservoirs have increased markedly. As of Monday evening the Bighorn River at Thermopolis was flowing at 2,000 cubic feet per second; the Shoshone River at Cody was flowing at 2,400 cfs; the flow in the Tongue River below Tongue River Dam was 800 cfs; and…

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Irony: More water leaves Bighorn boat launch dry

Irony: More water leaves Bighorn boat launch dry

There’s so much mountain runoff predicted this spring that Bighorn Reservoir’s Horseshoe Bend Marina, just north of Lovell, Wyo., could be left high and dry on Memorial Day weekend.

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Bighorn river, reservoir water topic of Thursday talk

The Bureau of Reclamation will present information about water supply conditions in the Bighorn Basin and discuss proposed spring-summer operating plans for Yellowtail Dam/Bighorn Lake at a public meeting on Thursday starting at 1 p.m.

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Low water

Low water

Here is a low water photo with Father Jim Heiser holding a Bighorn River trout. Note the exposed cobblestone on the right.

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High water

High water

This is a view of the Bighorn River in 2011 when it was running at more than 15,000 cubic feet per second.

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Wyoming outdoors: Bighorn fishery fluctuates with water level

Wyoming outdoors: Bighorn fishery fluctuates with water level

Over the past 30 years, I have experienced a variety of water levels on the Bighorn River. During the decade starting in 1990, the flows in the river were above the recommended minimum of 2,500 cfs, and in the decade of 2000 to 2010, most of the flows were below the recommended minimum flow.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming Game and Fish plans to flush out Bighorn River

CODY, Wyo. — Flows on the Bighorn River will increase this week as the Wyoming Game and Fish Department takes action to improve conditions for trout.

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Lakes, rivers to benefit from above average runoff

Lakes, rivers to benefit from above average runoff

The upside to the past week’s high river runoff and rapid snowmelt is that the water has boosted reservoir levels, as well as allowed dam operators to increase water releases to more closely mimic traditional spring runoff.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteer firefighter uses personal drone to keep tabs on Bighorn River flooding

Volunteer firefighter uses personal drone to keep tabs on Bighorn River flooding

CASPER, Wyo. — Worland Police received the call about flooding a little before 7 a.m.

March 12, 2014 6:13 am Photos

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Greybull Flooding / Ice Jam

Greybull Flooding / Ice Jam

Flooding from Ice Jams in Greybull, WY - 3/9/14 @ 18:30

March 10, 2014 5:31 pmLoading…

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