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Worland native, civil liberties activist, to receive high Japanese honor

Worland native, civil liberties activist, to receive high Japanese honor

WORLAND, Wyo. — It was Valentine's Day in 1988 when Grant Ujifusa sat down with President Ronald Regan's chief of staff to find out where the administration stood on a bill that promised to change the course of American history.

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Residents consider revised forest plan

CODY, Wyo. — Racing to get a final management plan out by summer, the Shoshone National Forest on Monday hosted its latest open house, fielding questions on its proposed strategy to manage the nation’s oldest national forest into the future.

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Scientists study runaway warming through Wyoming rocks

Scientists study runaway warming through Wyoming rocks

CODY, Wyo. — As the planet enters a new phase of climate change, scientists in two countries are working with core samples drilled in Wyoming to understand what caused a pattern of runaway warming, sometimes called the “fever period,” 56 million years ago.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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BLM: Potential C02 corridor included in Bighorn Basin plan

CODY, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management said the draft of its Bighorn Basin resource management plan was written with enhanced oil recovery in mind and could facilitate the process if it comes to the basin’s aging oil fields.

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Feature photo: Cold Cody morning

Feature photo: Cold Cody morning

Residents in northwest Wyoming awoke to subzero temperatures and a dusting of snow Thursday. The Wyoming Department of Transportation posted several emergency road closures Thursday morning, including U.S. 14 between Greybull and Shell.

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Lands with wilderness qualities now focus of BLM plan

WORLAND, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management led Bighorn Basin commissioners and their cooperating partners through the nuances of federal land planning Wednesday, detailing the methods used by the agency to identify wilderness-quality lands.

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Backcountry horsemen at odds with ORV use in Shoshone National Forest

CODY, Wyo. — A group of backcountry horsemen voiced concern this week with a push by the Northwest Wyoming Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance to expand motorized access in the Shoshone National Forest.

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Billings man injured in Cooke City snowmobile accident

CODY, Wyo. — A Billings man remains hospitalized here after he struck a tree while snowmobiling near Cooke City over the weekend.

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Medicaid fraud on the rise in Montana, Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. — Medicaid fraud has remained a steady crime over the past few years, costing programs in Wyoming and Montana tens of millions of dollars, state figures show.

January 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Powell bust nets $10,000 in packaged cocaine

POWELL, Wyo. — Police arrested two residents here for possessing about $10,000 worth of cocaine.

January 12, 2012 2:09 pmLoading…

Off-road vehicle group, counties lobby BLM to expand ORV areas

CODY, Wyo. — Commissioners from Park and Big Horn counties joined the president of an off-road-vehicle group Wednesday in an unadvertised meeting with the Bureau of Land Management to ask for expanded off-road-vehicle opportunities in the Bighorn Basin.

January 11, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

Consultant to draft county's comments to Forest Service

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners agreed Tuesday to retain the services of Ecosystems Research Group and have the consultant draft the county's response to the Shoshone National Forest's new draft management plan.

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Park County to support group's push for motorized access in Shoshone Forest

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the goals of an off-road-vehicle group looking to increase motorized access in portions of the Shoshone National Forest.

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Wyoming officials search for options to American Care Act

CODY, Wyo. — A panel of health insurance experts shared the state’s plan to offer alternatives to the American Care Act on Tuesday night, saying that Wyoming needs to create a bottom-up strategy that meets the state’s unique challenges.

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After 31 years, Powell police chief moves to ministry

After 31 years, Powell police chief moves to ministry

POWELL, Wyo. — Back in 1981, when the Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV and President Ronald Reagan recovered from being shot by a man with a crush on Jodi Foster, a young rookie cop was making his way to Wyoming.

January 09, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Counties' use of consulting money may prompt changes by state

Counties' use of consulting money may prompt changes by state

CODY, Wyo. — The natural resource policy adviser to Gov. Matt Mead praised county commissioners from across the Bighorn Basin last week for their efforts to develop a land-use plan with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

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Mead urges development of statewide energy plan

Mead urges development of statewide energy plan

CODY, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said the state must act now to craft a plan to develop its energy resources, and that a wide range of interests must be involved if a plan is to survive into the future.

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Mead says budget includes strong funding for local governments

CODY, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead brought a message of cautious optimism to northern Wyoming on Thursday, saying that while times are good across the state, economic uncertainties will demand a conservative approach to spending by the Legislature this year.

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Cody man accused of shooting at wife during marriage dispute

CODY, Wyo. -- Cody police arrested a man on New Year's Eve, saying he fired a shotgun as his wife fled the couple's house.

January 05, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

Tale of 2 winters: 2012 not starting like 2011

CODY, Wyo. — Portions of northern Wyoming are holding their own this winter when it comes to precipitation, even as other regions of the state and Yellowstone Park fall behind in snowpack.

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State to seek input on health care needs, solutions

CODY, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead’s top health care policy adviser will launch a seven-city tour here next week, looking to identify the state’s leading health care issues and ways to resolve them.

January 04, 2012 3:50 pmLoading…

Park County prepares for federal budget cuts

CODY, Wyo. — Maintaining access to public lands, upgrading the county fairgrounds and adjusting to possible reductions in the federal budget top the list for Park County commissioners as they enter a new year.

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Cody police arrest 2 men on burglary charges

CODY, Wyo. -- Two men were arrested here this week for allegedly breaking into a local business and stealing cash from the register and money from a donation jar.

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Wyoming drilling samples in Germany for global warming study

WORLAND, Wyo. -- Drilling samples collected across the Bighorn Basin this summer have been shipped to Germany, where researchers will begin to study the rock, looking for clues surrounding one of the greatest earth warming cycles in the age of mammals.

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Cody resident irked by inconsistent weather data takes matters into own hands

CODY, Wyo. — Official weather readings out of this northern Wyoming city have been missing at times over the past year, leading some to wonder what’s behind the deficiency.

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Buffalo Bill Historical Center one of nation's favorite museums

Buffalo Bill Historical Center one of nation's favorite museums

CODY, Wyo. — The National Tour Association named the Buffalo Bill Historical Center as one of the nation's favorite museums Wednesday.

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Conservation groups critical of BLM's new sage grouse plan

Conservation groups critical of BLM's new sage grouse plan

CODY, Wyo. — Conservation groups across the West expressed disappointment Wednesday in a federal document that will guide the management of sage grouse habitat over the next several years.

December 28, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming birders note changes over time during Christmas Bird Count

Wyoming birders note changes over time during Christmas Bird Count

CODY, Wyo. — If intelligence can be assigned to birds, then the ducks and geese were smart, taking cover on the water in the canyon below.

December 27, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Urban-themed breakfast cafe off to fast start in Cody

Urban-themed breakfast cafe off to fast start in Cody

CODY, Wyo. — Goodbye, country kitsch. Hello, urban chic.

December 25, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Spiritual counselor helps with end-of-life issues

Spiritual counselor helps with end-of-life issues

CODY, Wyo. — Many years ago, Randy Leisey was told that life is learning to deal with a series of losses.

December 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming broadband survey looking for service gaps

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council is asking residents of the state’s northwest corner to help identify gaps in broadband Internet service, a move that could help close service loopholes in the future.

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Yellowstone's East Entrance opens Thursday to oversnow travel

CODY, Wyo. — The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for the winter season Thursday, even as other winter travel routes remain closed for lack of snow.

December 21, 2011 5:15 pmLoading…
Winter storm sweeps into northern Wyoming

Winter storm sweeps into northern Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. — A winter storm moved into Wyoming on Wednesday, bringing several inches of new snow to the state’s northern tier while padding local ski hills in time for the holiday break.

December 21, 2011 2:10 pm Photos

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Counties still looking for agreement with Shoshone Forest officials

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners opted Tuesday to wait for other cooperating agencies involved in the Shoshone National Forest planning process before signing a new agreement with the agency.

December 20, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…
Golden eagle study looking at diet, reproduction in relation to land use

Golden eagle study looking at diet, reproduction in relation to land use

CODY, Wyo. — Golden eagle breeding numbers and nest success rates declined across the eastern edge of the Yellowstone ecosystem in 2011, a trend that researches believe may be linked to a drop in the rabbit population.

December 19, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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New Shoshone Forest plan put on fast track

CODY, Wyo. — Fearing cuts in federal funding, the Shoshone National Forest said Friday that it will expedite the public review process for its new management plan, which the agency released to cooperating agencies last week.

December 16, 2011 1:55 pmLoading…
Yellowstone ranger retiring with plenty of stories

Yellowstone ranger retiring with plenty of stories

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- If there's one law that really chaps Colette Daigle-Berg, it's the mandatory retirement age for federal law enforcement officers.

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Predation leading cause of grouse mortality, USDA study suggests

Predation leading cause of grouse mortality, USDA study suggests

CODY, Wyo. — Coyotes, eagles, badgers and ravens all contribute to sage grouse mortality in the Bighorn Basin, an official of the U.S. Department of Agriculture told Park County commissioners this week.

December 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone Wolf Project studies dance of predator, prey

Yellowstone Wolf Project studies dance of predator, prey

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A waning moon hangs low in the morning sky as park biologists Doug Smith and Daniel Stahler pack their gear for another day in the field.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sweet times at the Sugar Shack in Greybull

Sweet times at the Sugar Shack in Greybull

GREYBULL, Wyo. — The doorway is blocked by a shaggy yellow dog that’s content to raise its brown eyes just enough to get a look at those who pass on the sidewalk.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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BLM welcomes new manager to Wind River, Bighorn Basin district

BLM welcomes new manager to Wind River, Bighorn Basin district

WORLAND, Wyo. — Steve Dondero was sworn in Friday as the Bureau of Land Management’s new Wind River-Bighorn Basin District manager in a brief ceremony that touched on the agency’s goals as it moves toward the future.

December 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Windsor Energy backs off Shoshone Forest drilling project

CLARK, Wyo. — An Oklahoma-based energy company announced this week that it was backing off a controversial drilling project on the Shoshone National Forest, though it would retain its lease and reconsider the project down the road.

December 08, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Shoshone Forest to release preliminary plan Friday

CODY, Wyo. — The Shoshone National Forest plans to release a preliminary draft of its revised forest plan to cooperating agencies Friday, and remains on pace for a public release of the document in February.

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Shoshone Forest issues ice-climbing permit to Jackson Hole Mountain Guides

Shoshone Forest issues ice-climbing permit to Jackson Hole Mountain Guides

CODY, Wyo. — The Shoshone National Forest issued a guide and climbing company a coveted a ice-climbing permit good for the duration of the winter season.

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Consultant costs too much, commissioner says

CODY, Wyo. -- Park County commissioners found themselves embroiled in yet another debate Tuesday surrounding their consultant, Ecosystems Research Group, and how much more it might cost to retain the firm's services during federal land planning efforts.

December 06, 2011 4:50 pmLoading…

Cody woman ordered to pay $22,000 for Medicaid fraud

CODY, Wyo. — The state's attorney general said Monday that a Cody woman was convicted and sentenced to a suspended prison term for the fraudulent billing of Wyoming Medicaid.

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Art auction and fundraiser nets $40,000 for Children's Resource Center

Art auction and fundraiser nets $40,000 for Children's Resource Center

CODY, Wyo. — Racing the clock, Clark Wilcox checked his watch and applied another dab of color to the stormy skies over Grand Teton.

December 05, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
Deadly force was justified in October shooting, Park County attorney finds

Deadly force was justified in October shooting, Park County attorney finds

CODY, Wyo. — A report released Monday by the Park County Attorney’s Office found that deadly force was justified in the fatal October shooting of a Cody man by police officers.

December 05, 2011 3:15 pm Photos

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Wyoming gallery displays Russian art from Soviet era

Wyoming gallery displays Russian art from Soviet era

CODY, Wyo. — For a town of 10,000 people, this small Wyoming community claims its share of artists and fine galleries of Western art.

December 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming Gov. Mead releases 'cautious' state budget proposal

Wyoming Gov. Mead releases 'cautious' state budget proposal

CODY, Wyo. -- Unable to anticipate future cuts in federal spending, Gov. Matt Mead released a cautious budget proposal Thursday, one that invests heavily in local governments, energy and Wyoming's infrastructure.

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