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Medicine Bow National Forest

Rain helps fully contain Owen Fire in Medicine Bow

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Recent rains have helped firefighters contain a wildfire in southeastern Wyoming.

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Wyoming wildfire in mop-up stage

Wyoming wildfire in mop-up stage

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Fire crews and equipment are being demobilized from a wildfire in southeast Wyoming.

July 11, 2014 8:40 am Photos

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Lake Owen wildfire 80 percent contained

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.

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Aircraft requested for wildfire west of Laramie

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Aircraft have been requested to help contain a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.

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Medicine Bow closes Pole Mountain roads

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wet conditions and illegal off-roading are causing Medicine Bow National Forest officials to temporarily close most roads in the section of forest between Cheyenne and Laramie.

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Supreme Court rules for Wyoming landowner in trail dispute

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that follows the route of an abandoned railroad, a decision that could force the government to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate landowners.

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Logging operations ongoing on Medicine Bow forest

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Officials on the Medicine Bow National Forest say motorists on I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie and along Happy Jack Road will see logging operations over the next year or two as crews work to remove hazardous trees from along the roadways.

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Forest Service lowers Medicine Bow camping limit

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service has lowered the maximum daily limit for dispersed camping on the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming from 21 days down to 16.

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Hunters and anglers plan work at Pole Mountain

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Hunters and anglers plan to work this weekend to restore areas of the Medicine Bow National Forest that have been degraded by illegal off-road vehicle use.

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485-mile adventure race coming to Wyoming

CHEYENNE — The adventure of a lifetime is coming to the Cowboy State next month, and officials are hopeful it will shine a light on Wyoming as an outdoor tourism destination.

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Shooting restrictions resume on Pole Mountain area

Shooting restrictions resume on Pole Mountain area

LARAMIE — The U.S. Forest Service is restricting the shooting of firearms in the Pole Mountain area between Cheyenne and Laramie starting at the end of the month.

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Section of Wyoming 70 designated scenic byway

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Transportation Commission recently designated a 28-mile section of Wyoming Highway 70 in the southern part of the state as the Battle Pass Scenic Byway.

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Yellowstone reports new wildfire

Yellowstone reports new wildfire

CHEYENNE — Firefighters are working to suppress a new 5-acre wildfire in Yellowstone National Park.

July 12, 2012 9:15 am Photos

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Evacuations ordered in southern Wyoming wildfire

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Evacuations have been ordered near a fast-growing wildfire in southern Albany County that's burning through dry and dead timber.

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A 3rd wildfire in Wyoming's Medicine Bow Forest

A 3rd wildfire in Wyoming's Medicine Bow Forest

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A third straight day of hot, dry, windy weather kept firefighters from making much headway Friday on two large, out-of-control wildfires in Wyoming.

June 29, 2012 9:46 am Photos

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Russell's Camp fire lines hold despite wind

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - As one major wildfire in Wyoming died down Wednesday new ones popped up in the northern part of the state.

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Firefighters prepare for worst on Wyoming wildfire

Firefighters prepare for worst on Wyoming wildfire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Firefighters prepared for the worst Friday as hot, dry and windy weather returned and revived a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in east-central Wyoming.

June 22, 2012 9:10 am Photos

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5 percent containment on Russell's Camp fire in Wyoming

5 percent containment on Russell's Camp fire in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Firefighters worked Thursday to build lines around a wildfire in east-central Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest as they anticipate the return of hot, dry and windy weather by this weekend.

June 21, 2012 4:23 pm Photos

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Nearly 300 firefighters at Medicine Bow wildfire

Nearly 300 firefighters at Medicine Bow wildfire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cooler temperatures and calmer winds Wednesday helped quell a wildfire burning in a remote and mountainous area of the Medicine Bow National Forest in east-central Wyoming, giving firefighters time to reposition helicopters and other equipment before hot, dry conditions retu…

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Wyoming wildfire triples in size in 1 day

Wyoming wildfire triples in size in 1 day

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More experienced fire managers and crews took over the fight Tuesday against a wildfire burning in a remote, rough, mountainous area of the Medicine Bow National Forest in east-central Wyoming.

June 19, 2012 8:29 am Photos

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