Mud and Rockslides bury railroad tracks in several locations in Wind River Canyon

UPDATE at 7:03 a.m. has confirmed the railroad cars were empty cars parked along a siding and not from a moving freight train. The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that no train traffic is being allowed through the canyon at this point (obviously). The HSCSO also indicated the BNSF has dispatched crews and equipment to begin clearing the tracks.

USFWS Proposes Measures to Facilitate Recovery of Endangered Black-footed Ferrets in Wyoming

(Lakewood, Colo.) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public comment on a proposal to designate the State of Wyoming as a special area for the reintroduction of black-footed ferrets, which are federally listed as endangered. The proposal would increase management flexibility and lessen regulatory requirements related to future ferret reintroductions in the state.

Cooler with Scattered Showers today, Wind River Basin high near 40

Riverton, Wyo. – The National Weather Service at Riverton Regional Airport reports that high pressure will build across the region today and bring partly cloudy skies and warmer weather to the Cowboy state. The NPS said winds will pick up east of the divide on Saturday with warmer temperatures expected across the state that could increase the wildfire danger across Central and Southern Wyoming.