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Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower featured at Forest Moonwalk

Join the Black Hills National Forest in honoring two turn of the century conservation leaders, Theodore Roosevelt and Seth Bullock, at a Forest Moonwalk July 13 at 7 p.m. at Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower near Deadwood. The famous Deadwood Sheriff...

 

Cook Lake dam project begins

The Black Hills National Forest has confirmed that Cook Lake recreation area will be closing on Monday, July 8 along with Trails 88 and 91 to allow a long-planned project to take place at the spillway. Now six decades old, the structure is showing...

 

Dog trainers

Participants in the 4-H Dog Training class, left to right: Karen Ulmer, Jake Schommer, Laurie Schwabauer, Britt Wheeler, Branson Bankenbush, Jordan Mouat, Tessa Sanderson. These kids have been...

 

Mystery awaits at 4-H Camp

4-H Summer Camp is a much anticipated event for youth in Crook and Weston Counties and this year was no exception. Over 100 youth and adult volunteers flocked to the RAM Center near Devils Tower Junct...

 

Youth showmen learn valuable skills

Earlier this month, the 307 Northeast Show Clinic series welcomed over 50 4-H and FFA members from the northeast area of Wyoming as well as participants from South Dakota into Sundance. The 307 Show...

 

Building for the birds

It was a fun and constructive Saturday afternoon at the Wyoming Treasure Chest in Sundance. Birdhouses were constructed by the eight attendees. The craft event was jointly sponsored by the Wyoming...

 

G&F public comment still open for hunting regulations

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department comment period is still open for public input on many Wyoming Game and Fish Commission regulations. The deadline to submit comments is 5 p.m. June 17. Written comments shall be presented to the Game and Fish... Full story

 

Cutt-Slam offers anglers summer adventure

A western adventure and certainly a challenge, the Wyoming Cutt-Slam is one of the most sought-after achievements for a trout angler. As the summer begins, and the rivers are flowing clear, it’s a good time to pursue native trout. The Cutt-Slam...

 

Fishing for firsts

Although the turnout for this year's Sundance Rod and Gun Club fishing derby was down from previous years, the kids that did cast their lines into Sundance Pond in search of fish weren't... Full story

 

Rodeo royalty deadline coming this week

Entry deadline for Crook County Rodeo Royalty is Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m.  Queen, Princess, Jr. Princess and Pee-Wee Princess are all positions available.  Here is your opportunity to represent the western way of life, plus promote this beautiful...

 

Keyhole State Park partners with Audubon Society for bird banding events

Join the Audubon Society and aid in the banding of birds at Keyhole State Park, June 6, 15 and 27 just below the dam adjacent to the Rocky Point Campground. The operation begins at 6 a.m. and continues until approximately noon, or whenever the...

 

Annual voluntary rock climbing closure begins at Devils Tower

An annual voluntary closure for rock climbing at Devils Tower will be in effect through the month of June. June 1-30, visitors are strongly encouraged to refrain from climbing on the Tower out of respect for the spiritual and cultural significance...

 

Devils Tower to host special presenters this summer

Devils Tower National Monument and the Devils Tower Natural History Association present a spectacular family fun summer! Ranger evening programs occur Sunday through Thursday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Special guest performances Friday...

 

Moon Walk promotes Wildfire Awareness Month

Due to the recent snow storm and slippery conditions, the Forest Moon Walk scheduled for May 25 has been re-scheduled to June 1. Join the Black Hills National Forest on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. for a moonlit hike and to learn about the history of...

 

Give wildlife space this spring

Springtime photographers, drone pilots, pet owners and people enjoying the outdoors should still give wildlife space this spring. Getting too close to animals can stress them, especially just after winter when they are still low on fat reserves and...

 

Avoid ticks to avoid diseases they spread

As Wyoming’s warmer days approach, avoiding ticks when spending time outdoors can also mean escaping some potentially serious diseases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Diseases sometimes passed on by infected ticks in Wyoming...

 

Heart of Agriculture awards recognize women ranchers

Wyoming women ranchers are the state’s fastest growing demographic, and 11 were recognized last week in Gillette with Heart of Agriculture Honoree awards. Whether native born, beguiled as a youth in the Netherlands by Wyoming’s mystique or...

 

Cleaning up

The Ride and Hide 4-H Club was able to take advantage of last week’s short run of nice weather in order to clean up a stretch of Highway 116 on Wednesday. Eleven of the club’s members were on hand to work on their adopted high...

 

Game and Fish to hold public meeting on mountain lion hunting seasons

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites you to participate in a meeting in Sundance to discuss mountain lion hunting seasons on May 29. The Sundance meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Crook County Courthouse. Newcastle Wildlife Biologist Joe...

 

Motorized trails to remain closed over Memorial Day weekend

All motorized trails remain temporarily closed to motor vehicle use on the Black Hills National Forest due to extreme wet conditions and a forecast calling for more wet and cold weather.  A closure order was signed last week prohibiting any type of...

 

Big game hunting application deadline approaching

The May 31 deadline for Wyoming resident and nonresident big game hunters to submit applications for limited quota deer and antelope licenses is approaching. May 31 is also the deadline for resident elk. Deciding what Wyoming application to submit...

 

Fishing Derby June 1

The Sundance Rod and Gun Club annual Kids’ Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 1 with registration at noon and fishing from 1 to 3 p.m. Hot dogs, soda and prizes for everyone! Call Doug Ramsey at 290-2901 for more informat...

 

Youth Field Day June 1

Youth age 0 through high school are invited to the fifth annual WSG Hulett Youth Field Day Saturday, June 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Highway 24 one-half mile from Hulett. The event is free and is open to the first 125 youth who register. Lunch is...

 

Big game hunting application deadline approaching

The May 31 deadline for Wyoming resident and nonresident big game hunters to submit applications for limited quota deer and antelope licenses is approaching. May 31 is also the deadline for resident elk. Deciding what Wyoming application to submit...

 

Travel temporarily prohibited on seasonally closed roads and all motorized trails

Due to the extreme wet conditions on the Forest, a closure order has been signed prohibiting any type of motorized use on motorized trails. Additionally, seasonally closed gates, which were set to open on May 15, will remain closed until conditions a...

 

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