Wyoming and Colorado have filed for a preliminary injunction in the state’s case against BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule. The states ask the court to prevent the BLM’s rule from taking effect until their cases have been fully resolved. The rule is set to take effect June 24, 2015.
Various road repair and rehabilitation projects will be underway that may result in traffic delays throughout Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway during the 2015 travel season. Motorists should expect several of these projects to begin in early May.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Photos of the mud and rockslide areas inside the Wind River Canyon were taken from an aircraft Tuesday morning by Dustin Taylor, a passenger in a plane piloted by Darren Bailey. The photos show the scope of the rockslides, especially their impact on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad that runs through the west side of the canyon. Highway 20/789 is shown as WYDOT crews cleaned the debris from the roadway.
(Ranchester, Wyo) – Rising water from the Tongue River in northern Wyoming has flooded the Connor Battlefield Campground in Ranchester resulting in the facility’s closure until further notice.
Fishing activity will increase during the coming days and one fish record has already been set this year. If 2015 is anything like previous years, several more records will be set this summer and fall.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Public comment is being accepted until June 29, on the Boysen Reservoir Resource Management Plan/Environmental Assessment and Boysen State Park Master Plan draft preferred alternative.
The Wyoming Department of Education has revised the Hathaway Scholarship Program’s Chapter 38 rules. For information regarding the current Chapter 38 rules, as well as the draft of the revised rules, visit the WDE website.
(Cheyenne, Wyo,) – Colonel John Butler has appointed two new lieutenants for the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Trooper Dan Wyrick and Trooper George Nykunwere promoted to fill the vacancy in Division O, Capitol Protective Services and the Commercial Carrier Supervisor currently held by Lieutenant Doug Dome who will be retiring at the end of June.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It will be warmer and partly sunny today and tomorrow with a slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Pride is back in Lander!
(Lander, Wyo.) – Lydia Bird caught this goose and one gosling near Lander earlier this month, and then the rest of the goslings out in front. Thanks Lydia, we alway enjoy sharing photos of our local wildlife.
Today’s events include a youth rodeo, new Dubois DART Trail, Powwow; Sunday sees a benefit Poker Run for Sophia
• Working Cow Horse Show – The Cowboy State Stock Horse Association Working Cow Horse Summer Series Show. Held at the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Indoor Arena, 1663 Rodeo Drive. Starts 9 am. 307-851-1126.
Thursday the Lander soccer girls won their first match 5 – 0 versus the Lady Panthers from Powell. Goals were scored by Amy Hulkovich, Lindsay Crane, Zoe Peterson and two goals scored by Rachael Troxel.
After an extensive analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore., we have confirmed that the animal killed near Kremmling, Colo. on April 29, was a gray wolf (Canis lupus).
Although clouds are building yet again, we think the major monsoon season is behind us.
(Wyoming) – A recent article from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, shows the hourly wage need to afford a two-bedroom rental in every state. Wyoming shows a wage of $14.98 to afford a two-bedroom rental.
Earlier this week, Gannett Peak Elementary School ended the school year with 300 pizzas and an evening of learning.
(Lander, Wyo,)- A parking lot party hosted by the Lander Library is taking place today at 1 p.m. The event is geared towards community education with safety, reading, anti-drug use and more.
Dubois Association for Recreation and Trails debuts its first completed Mountain Bike Trail tomorrow
Dubois, WY – On the edge of the Shoshone National Forest, nestled between the Wind River Range and rugged Absaroka Mountains, sits the rustic and tiny rustic Town of Dubois. At the crossroads of the Continental Divide Hiking Trail and the Transamerica Bike Trail, Dubois is a pristine setting for backcountry skiing, picturesque hiking, remote climbing, and now, mountain biking. The landscape surrounding Dubois – the multi-hued crimson layers of badlands, forested peaks, tranquil lakes, and the meandering Wind River – inspired a handful of outdoor recreation enthusiasts to conceive Dubois Association for Recreation and Trails (D.A.R.T.), a non-profit dedicated to maintaining and improving access to local outdoor recreation opportunities. Membership includes those with interests of mountain bikers, hikers, skiers, climbers and trail runners.
The Fremont County Sheriff arrested 46-year-old Terry L. Schmuck of Kinnear early Friday morning, concerning a Domestic Disturbance that occurred in the Kinnear area late Thursday night.