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Hot Springs County brothers both vying for job as coroner

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Death and taxes are two of life’s certainties. In Hot Springs County this year, there’s another one.

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Mauling victim works to help grizzlies, people coexist

Mauling victim works to help grizzlies, people coexist

CLARK, Wyo. — Three years have passed since Jerry Ruth nearly lost his life in a chance encounter with a grizzly bear while hiking through tall Wyoming sagebrush in a valley near here.

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BLM investigates looting of Wyoming archaeological site

CODY, Wyo. — The looting of an archaeological site in the Shoshone Canyon west of here has law enforcement officials with the Bureau of Land Management offering a reward for the capture and conviction of those responsible.

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Park County joins other Wyoming counties with fire restrictions

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners on Tuesday joined more than a dozen Wyoming counties by implementing countywide fire restrictions.

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Vintage B-25 bomber dazzles Cody visitors

Vintage B-25 bomber dazzles Cody visitors

CODY, Wyo. — A vintage B-25 named “Grumpy” lumbered though the northwest Wyoming skies on Monday, drawing a large crowd to the tarmac where the old bomber sat on display between flights.

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Wyoming Highway Patrol releases names of 5 killed in crash

Wyoming Highway Patrol releases names of 5 killed in crash

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the names of five people killed in a crash south of Meteetsee on Highway 120 on Saturday morning.

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Fire restrictions in Yellowstone, Shoshone and Bighorn forests

CODY, Wyo. — Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect Sunday on the Shoshone National Forest, banning campfires and barbecues except in developed campgrounds.

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Epic cycle ride in '13 to showcase greater Yellowstone communities

Epic cycle ride in '13 to showcase greater Yellowstone communities

CODY, Wyo. — From Ennis to Cody to the heights of the Beartooth Pass, cyclists from around the world next year will embark on an epic group ride through the scenic wonders of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

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5 dead, 4 injured in head-on collision south of Meeteetse

MEETEETSE, Wyo. — Five people were killed south of here on Saturday morning and four others were seriously injured when a sport utility vehicle collided head-on with a motor home.

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Bombers, guns and vets part of 4th of July celebrations

CODY, Wyo. — What is believed to be the oldest B-25 bomber still flying will arrive here on Sunday to help kick off the city’s Fourth of July celebration in World War II style.

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Index Creek fire meanders in steep terrain

Index Creek fire meanders in steep terrain

COOKE CITY, Mont. — The Index Creek fire tripled to more than 300 acres on Thursday, but despite the growth, fire officials were pleased with the day’s firefighting progress.

June 28, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Shoshone Forest, cooperators, scrutinize draft forest plan

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Opportunities for motorized recreation on the Shoshone National Forest would increase if the agency’s preferred management alternative emerges intact from the forest’s draft plan.

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Crews arriving at Index Creek fire; restrictions set on Shoshone

Crews arriving at Index Creek fire; restrictions set on Shoshone

CODY, Wyo. -- Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect across the Shoshone National Forest on Sunday night, and fire managers are hoping that the arrival of more firefighters and equipment will help stop a small fire from ballooning in size.

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Hotshots, helicopter expected at Index Creek fire

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Fire officials with the Shoshone National Forest spent Wednesday evening waiting for dwindling resources to arrive at a wildfire burning on the forest’s north end.

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Basset hound lovers unite for common cause

Basset hound lovers unite for common cause

CODY, Wyo. — The morning sounded like a good old-fashioned jailbreak, the basset hounds baying with their noses to the ground.

June 26, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Dry lightning, wind raise fire fears across Bighorn Basin

CODY, Wyo. — Dry thunderstorms rumbled over the Shoshone National Forest and across the arid Bighorn Basin on Monday, prompting fire officials to look for signs of fire in Tuesday’s hot winds.

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Shoshone Forest officials to unveil draft plan

CODY, Wyo. — The Shoshone National Forest this week will unveil a preliminary draft of its new forest management plan during a two-day meeting in Thermopolis with cooperating partners.

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Volunteers removing fence from migration corridor on Shoshone Forest

Volunteers removing fence from migration corridor on Shoshone Forest

WAPITI, Wyo. — A group of volunteers set off early Sunday into the morning shadows of the North Absaroka Wilderness, where they’ll spend three days and nights working to remove an old fence from an important wildlife migration corridor.

June 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cody set to open new recycling center

Cody set to open new recycling center

CODY, Wyo. — Jerri Sperry fired up the Bobcat at the city’s old recycling center on Thursday afternoon as customers delivered cans and plastic bottles, newspapers and cardboard.

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Republicans dominate field of Bighorn Basin candidates seeking local office

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming primary election on Aug. 21 promises a crowded field of candidates across the Bighorn Basin in county-level races dominated largely by Republican office seekers.

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Bighorn Forest asking Cloud Peak Wilderness visitors to register

CODY, Wyo. — Looking to track trail use and secure funding for future projects and maintenance, the Bighorn National Forest is asking visitors to the Cloud Peak Wilderness to register before entering the forest.

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FBI picks up Cody bank robbery investigation

FBI picks up Cody bank robbery investigation

CODY, Wyo. — The president of a bank that was robbed Tuesday praised his staff for staying calm and following protocol, and said counseling was available to employees and families if needed.

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Wyoming officials relocate Cody-area grizzly

CODY, Wyo. — A grizzly bear was trapped south of here and relocated to Crandall over the weekend, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Tuesday.

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Cody police look for bank robber

Cody police look for bank robber

CODY, Wyo. — A downtown bank here was robbed shortly before noon Tuesday, less than two hours after a robbery attempt at another local bank failed.

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Archaeologists, volunteers work to solve Nez Perce trail mystery

Archaeologists, volunteers work to solve Nez Perce trail mystery

CLARK, Wyo. — Back in 1877, at a point not far from here, a band of Nez Perce Indians slipped from the Absaroka Mountains onto the prairie, eluding the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry in hot pursuit.

June 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy still alive at ribbon cutting

Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy still alive at ribbon cutting

CODY, Wyo. — A ghostly image of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody stands by the door, inviting visitors to explore the “humors and stirring scenes” of the Western frontier.

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Beetle-killed trees add to fire danger on Shoshone Forest

Beetle-killed trees add to fire danger on Shoshone Forest

CODY, Wyo. — Dry conditions and a rash of unattended campfires prompted Shoshone National Forest officials to issue a statement Wednesday asking campers to be cautious when building fires on the forest.

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Field of Honor event brings 800 flags to Cody

Field of Honor event brings 800 flags to Cody

CODY, Wyo. — Marge Wilder stepped aside for the honor guard while recounting her husband’s service in World War II, her brother’s flying duties over Vietnam, and where she was on Sept. 11, 2001, when she got the news from New York City.

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Park officials looking into hiker's encounter with wolf

Park officials looking into hiker's encounter with wolf

CODY, Wyo. — A man hiking in Yellowstone National Park encountered a female wolf outside a den and sprayed the animal with pepper spray before fleeing the scene.

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Combat medics to watch over Montana troops in Afghanistan

Combat medics to watch over Montana troops in Afghanistan

FORT BLISS, Texas — When the worst happens on the battlefield, it’s the combat medic who steps up and works without flinching to save lives.

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Afghan mission includes Montana families in arms

Afghan mission includes Montana families in arms

FORT BLISS, Texas — They are brothers in arms and brothers in blood. They are sisters, cousins and in-laws, too.

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Cody teen arrested in auto break-ins

CODY, Wyo. -- Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Friday after several vehicles were burglarized downtown.

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Montana troops to clear Afghan roads of makeshift bombs

Montana troops to clear Afghan roads of makeshift bombs

FORT BLISS, Texas — Makeshift bombs laid by insurgents continue to kill civilians and U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and over the next year, soldiers from a specialized Montana Army National Guard unit will attempt to meet this threat head-on and eliminate it.

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Guard soldiers prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

Guard soldiers prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

FORT BLISS, Texas — With his first sergeant at his side and his soldiers clinging to a rare patch of Texas shade, Capt. Fred Terry considered the year ahead with all the gravity of a commanding officer on the verge of a wartime deployment.

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Shooting, antlers and Western crafts to highlight Best of the West show

CODY, Wyo. — Top guns from across the country will test their skills as long-range shooters this week when Best of the West Productions and the Irma Hotel host a Western-flavored event over three days.

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Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

GRASS CREEK, Wyo. -- Armed with wire cutters and chain saws, a team of volunteers spread across the LU Ranch on Thursday to remove a rusting old fence as part of an ongoing effort to improve livestock operations and wildlife habitat.

June 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Biotech energy company threatens suit against Wyoming BLM

CODY, Wyo. — A company looking to produce natural gas using biotechnology is accusing the Bureau of Land Management of stonewalling its permit in what it believes is an effort to kill its project.

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Yellowstone Park proposing big changes to concession contract

Yellowstone Park proposing big changes to concession contract

MAMMOTH, Wyo. — The National Park Service is looking to create a new concession contract in Yellowstone National Park late next year, and it will ask the winning bidder to complete $134 million in improvements to visitor lodging and other services as part of the bargain.

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Moisture levels rebound with weekend storm

Moisture levels rebound with weekend storm

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Holiday visitors braved a potent spring storm over the weekend that prompted on-and-off road closures and helped bolster moisture levels throughout the region.

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Roads reopened in Yellowstone National Park

Roads reopened in Yellowstone National Park

At 11 a.m. Saturday, the National Park Service said that all roads in Yellowstone National Park were open except for the Canyon to Tower connection over Dunraven Pass. The Beartooth Highway remains closed.

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Conservation group files extensive comments to Sleeping Giant's zip line plans

CODY, Wyo. — A conservation group based in Montana is asking the Shoshone National Forest to consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when considering the impacts a zip line at Sleeping Giant Ski Area might have on grizzly bears and other sensitive species.

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Algae bloom on Bighorn River irks irrigators, anglers

Algae bloom on Bighorn River irks irrigators, anglers

LOVELL, Wyo. — An early bloom of aquatic algae on the Bighorn River has frustrated some irrigators and anglers, who say the masses of green goo are thicker than in recent years.

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Museum snaps up 1887 Buffalo Bill poster

Museum snaps up 1887 Buffalo Bill poster

When a huge poster depicting Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1887 surfaced this year at a Colorado auction, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center jumped at the opportunity to buy it.

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Park offers guide for visitors who use wheelchairs

Yellowstone National Park has released a trail guide for visitors who use wheelchairs.

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Buffalo Bill Historical Center opens refurbished exhibit

Buffalo Bill Historical Center opens refurbished exhibit

CODY, Wyo. — Visitors to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center will gain a better understanding of William F. Cody this summer, even if they’ve seen the icon’s exhibit at the museum before.

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Sportsmen's group raises funds to maintain hunting, fishing access

CODY, Wyo. — A sportsmen’s group looking to preserve hunting and fishing opportunities on public and private land recently donated $10,000 to Wyoming Game and Fish to help support a state-run access program.

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Conserving public lands helps rural counties thrive, study finds

CODY, Wyo. — Rural counties in the Rocky Mountain West that are managed more for conservation and recreation than resource development enjoy greater economic success, from higher home prices to more jobs, a new study suggests.

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Audio, visual displays enhance new Buffalo Bill Cody exhibit

Audio, visual displays enhance new Buffalo Bill Cody exhibit

CODY, Wyo. — When William F. Cody talks, people listen.

May 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Pet bulldog's attack puts Cody man in hospital

CODY, Wyo. — A 27-year-old man remains in the hospital here recovering from wounds he suffered when his pet bulldog turned on him Saturday afternoon.

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Bentonite industry improves reclamation process

LOVELL, Wyo. — It’s another hot, dry day on the state line, and the ground crunches underfoot. The desert plants are sparse, and what little grows does so in rows and bunches.

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