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Mignerys named Wyoming Tree Farmer of the Year

Ed and Barb Mignery’s motivation to manage their forest for overall health and sustainability for future generations, increased resilience to wildfire and insect infestations and for the benefit...

 

Driskill honored with conservation award

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) has announced that Ogden Driskill will be the recipient of the 2020 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Driskill is being recognized for his exceptional support of agricultural land conservation, private...

 

Game and Fish stocks 6,000 jumbo channel catfish

Grab your rod, choose a bait and head to the water. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently stocked 6000 channel catfish into 19 community fishing ponds statewide. The fish are considered “jumbo-sized” at 13 to 14-inches and make great...

 

Damage seen in ponderosa pines

What’s causing damage to ponderosa pine trees across eastern Wyoming? Along the eastern border, high levels of damage are visible, varying from partial yellowing of the needles to tree mortality. Ac...

 

Beef chuck

Soren Webber looks for a soft landing after coming off his steer during the Jr. Boys Steer Riding competition on Saturday. Webber was one of a large number of competitors that turned out the for the...

 

Water for the piggies

Through a generous grant from the Wyoming Pork Producers Council, the Bearlodge Sundance FFA and Crook County 4-H, with help from county maintenance supervisor Larry Schommer, were able to purchase...

 

Kids invited to Weston County Youth Mini Rodeo

Just over a month ago, a group of rodeo-minded Weston County residents met and decided someone needed to put together a fun activity for the kids and community to enjoy at the Weston County Fair at no cost to spectators or participants. That group...

 

Keay and Cash named to Devils Tower leadership positions

Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski announced the selection of two new leadership team members at Devils Tower National Monument: Facility Manager, Brent Keay and Integrated Resources Program Manager,...

 

Much needed entertainment

Hulett held its 73rd annual rodeo last weekend, filling the hillside with visitors to one of the only large summer events to have been given the go-ahead during the global pandemic. Among the guests...

 

State Parks see record number of visitors in April and May

Despite the negative impact on the economy nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation in Wyoming, and specifically the State Parks, have proven to be not only popular destinations, but also a major economic contributor to the...

 

DEQ: Avoid and report possible harmful cyanobacterial blooms in Wyoming waters

With summer nearly upon us and more people heading to Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs to recreate, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) want to remind...

 

4-Hers enjoy clinic

In one of the first in-person Crook County 4-H events held since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Northeast 307 Livestock Show Clinic offered youth a chance to interact with each other while learning...

 

Mignerys honored with American Forest Foundation Leadership Award

Local landowners Ed and Barb Mignery have been recognized with the American Forest Foundation Leadership Award for the leadership efforts they have provided to the Wyoming Tree Farm group. Ed was...

 

June 6 is Free Fishing Day

It’s hardly a secret that Wyoming fishing is top-notch, especially with ten blue-ribbon trout fisheries across the state. But, the first Saturday in June the fishing gets a little better — because it’s free.  On June 6, the Wyoming Game and...

 

Cook Lake will open for day use

Despite delays to the project to replace the spillway, which will require the campground to stay closed this year, Cook Lake should be open for day use by the middle of June, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The Forest Service has been able to...

 

Temporary rock climbing closures announced

Rock climbing routes on the southwest face and the southwest edges of Devils Tower summit will be temporarily closed effective immediately to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The closure is implemented annually to provide the falcons...

 

Register your boat for summer

All motorized watercraft are required to have a current watercraft registration and AIS decal. Heading to the water for boating? Be sure to register your watercraft and purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decal online to be ready to enjoy the...

 

Summer arrives, the outdoors beckons

As summer approaches, the attention of most Wyomingites has turned to the unique opportunities available in the state’s wide open spaces. Unlike indoor activities, there are limited restrictions applied to your enjoyment of the outdoors – and...

 

Phased reopening of Devils Tower begins

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities, Devils Tower National Monument will resume recreational access to some park facilities. The National Park...

 

4-H doesn't stop for a global pandemic

Livestock projects, quilting class, livestock judging practice, cake decorating are all activities in a normal 4-H members schedule, and through the power of technology, that has remained a constant...

 

Experience the outdoors with Expo at Home

To keep kids and families wild about wildlife and Wyoming’s outdoor resources, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and conservation partners are bringing the outdoors inside. This month, anyone can learn about the outdoors, wildlife and fish with...

 

Season setting meeting information now online

Season setting presentations and videos for the 2020 hunting season proposals are now available online. All Game and Fish season setting meetings have moved to an online forum following federal and state guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19...

 

Game and Fish to draft emergency rules to delay April 1 black bear site registration process

In the interest of protecting public health and adhering to local community orders related to COVID-19, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working to develop a procedure for new black bear bait registrations. Bait site registrations were...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current SWE (in.) 30-year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current % of 30-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 5.2 1.8 0 2.1 - Blind Park Snotel 6870 21 6.7 7.2 6.8 93 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 * * 5.8 6.6...

 

Rare disease hits pronghorn near Gillette

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, is investigating a rare disease outbreak in pronghorn in northeast Wyoming. More than 50 animals have been found dead to date, north of Gillette...

 

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