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Scouting for information

Established last fall, a new collaborative covering the northeast of Wyoming is looking to improve outdoor recreation in this area – and needs your help for its first steps towards doing so. The Northeast Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (N...

 

UW Extension to host invasive grass, weed workshops in Gillette, Sheridan, Sundance

Workshops about invasive grasses and weeds are scheduled in early May in Gillette, Sheridan and Sundance. Sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, the free public workshops – all covering the...

 

Recreationists asked to help protect bats from white-nose syndrome

Wyoming Game and Fish is asking cavers, climbers and explorers to clean their shoes and gear both before and after visiting caves after white-nose syndrome (WNS) was identified for the first time in Carbon and Platte counties. WNS, a disease that...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 0 0 1.1 0 0 Blind Park Snotel 6870 2 1 7 4.3 14 Cole Canyon...

 

Fire season is here

Unless the long-term weather forecast undergoes a pretty dramatic change, 2022 is shaping up to be another potentially dangerous fire season. Fire Warden Doug Leis is warning Crook County citizens to take care when burning slash piles even now, and...

 
 By Stephen Dow    Outdoors    March 31, 2022

Hunting Wyoming's rarest animals now easier for residents

SHERIDAN — Starting in July, Wyoming hunters will have increased chances to hunt the big five game animals in Wyoming: moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bison and grizzly bears. During its recently completed session, the Wyoming Legislature...

 

Flocking together

It's a nice day for a stroll along North 3rd St for this band of turkeys on the hunt for the first springtime forage....

 

Rare visitor

Tessa Garman and her sister, Taylor were greeted by this rare visitor to the feed ground Monday night, Mar. 14, as they made their way out to the cows....

 

Devils Tower National Monument transitioning to cashless fee collection

Beginning April 1, 2022, Devils Tower National Monument will be accepting entrance fee payments via card and digital payments only. Reducing cash collected in fee operations allows a park unit to be a better steward of our visitor’s dollars. It...

 

Public meetings set for this year's hunting regs

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will once again be holding public open houses around the county this month to discuss the proposed hunting seasons for 2022. Meetings are scheduled in both...

 

Muley Fanatic banquet sells out

The Muley Fanatic Foundation welcomed almost 200 people to its live banquet this year, raising thousands of dollars for the local chapter of the organization. The proceeds will be used for the Muleys’ goals to support wildlife and habitat in this a...

 

Bearlodge isolated parcels hazardous fuels reduction project

The Black Hills National Forest is proposing to reduce fire hazard on isolated National Forest parcels adjacent to the western edge of the Bear Lodge Mountains. High fuel loading on these parcels poses a risk to surrounding lands and communities....

 

Bullish on the weather

A pair of bull elk soak in a bit of warm morning sun as they lazily graze along Highway 116 south of Sundance during last week's frigid weather....

 

Forest Service plans spruce management project

The U.S. Forest Service is looking to introduce a forest-wide project to increase resiliency by diversifying the tree species within the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF). The Public has until March 24 to submit comments regarding the proposal....

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 5.1 1 2.1 1.4 48 Blind Park Snotel 6870 17 4 6.6 4.6 61 Cole...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 20-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 2.2 .4 1.8 .6 22 Blind Park Snotel 6870 11 2.6 4.7 2.9 55 Cole...

 

UW Extension names new educator in Crook County

A former range research technician is the new agriculture and natural resources educator for University of Wyoming Extension in Crook County. Alex Orozco-Lopez began his job duties Jan. 4. Most recently, Orozco-Lopez worked as a range research...

 

Please do not park in front of closed forest gates

Black Hills National Forest officials are asking the public to avoid parking in front of closed Forest gates. Gates are closed to provide a seasonal refuge for wildlife, protect road surfaces and other resources, and provide for public safety as...

 

Bike trail doc surprises council

The Sundance Chain Gang Mountain Bike Association has extended its bicycle trails past the edge of White Ranch Park, but who’s on the hook to pay for maintaining it? This unexpected question arose during Tuesday’s meeting of the Sundance City Cou...

 

Wyoming State Parks reminds the public about ice safety

With ice forming on lakes and reservoirs throughout the state, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails reminds anglers of potential dangers on the ice. Ice fishing and other ice-related activities are a great way to enjoy...

 

Idea of giving Wyoming residents more game licenses examined

BUFFALO — Stakeholders are again exploring increasing residents’ share of big game hunting licenses from 80% to 90%, which would decrease the percentage of licenses available to nonresidents. The issue is a delicate one, and one that has come...

 

Winterfest coming back this year

Commerce has announced that the Sundance Winter Festival is officially coming back to town. Doubts were raised over the future of the popular event when the original organizers stepped down and the...

 

Healing and adventure

The local chapter of the Muley Fanatics has made a name for itself by pursuing worthy goals to support wildlife and habitat, many of which have focused on the younger members of this community. Of...

 

CCNRD states goals for the year ahead

The Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) is encouraging the public to read two documents that outline both the past and future: an annual report and a plan of action for the year ahead. These documents have been published as a guide to the...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Jan. 1 Site Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-Year Median SWE Blind Park Snotel 6870 5 1.8 3.2 1.9 56 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 8 .8 2.5 .8 32 Ditch...

 

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