Week of July 18, 2024

WYDOT reminds drivers of new penalties for weight-based road closures

The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists of the new penalties for violating highway closures to light and high profile vehicles that went into effect July 1. The "Light and high profile vehicle closures bill" (SF0113) passed in the 2024 legislative session. The bill language notes that, "any person who willfully fails to observe any sign, marker, warning, notice or direction" for closures to light, high-profile vehicles is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon...

Wyoming bans conservation bidders from oil and gas lease sales

Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Wyoming has narrowed its definitions for who can bid on state oil and gas lease parcels, disqualifying parties that intend to conserve the land rather than produce the mineral resources. The change, made under emergency rulemaking in June, was mandated by House Bill 141 – State land oil and gas leases-operator requirement, which the Legislature passed during the budget session. Rep. Cyrus Western (R-Big Horn) brought the bill on behalf of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming. The association...

Oshoto ranchers gearing up to sell water rippler this fall

Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE - The last several months have been a whirlwind for Crook County ranchers Shondah and Randall Otwell. They have been putting the finishing touches on their product, the water rippler, which they hope will make life easier for ranchers all across the country when it hits the market this fall. The water rippler solves a problem that has plagued the agricultural industry for generations. In the winter, water tanks freeze over and ranchers have to go out to each tank and break the ice...

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 17, 1924 It may have been noticed in and about Beulah that for the past few weeks Sheriff Otis Zimmershied and Deputy Frank C. Haselton have been devoting some time to whipping the Sand Creek stream, but it now develops that the sheriff and his deputy were not so much interested in the finny members of the tribe disporting themselves in the Creek as in a much larger fish located further up on Sand Creek. The fishing operations were apparently a well-planned screen for a...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Our Thanks Thank you to Josh Franzen and family for their donations during the recent youth rodeos. Your generosity is much appreciated and will be a big help with our upcoming projects. American Legion Post #45 Our Thanks Thank you to all of our family, friends, and neighbors who came to fight the fire on John Creek south of our house on June 11. Thank you for bringing your big equipment to build trails around the fire and smooth roads so vehicles could get into the fire area. Thank you for bringing food and water for the firefighters. Thank... Full story

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