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August 16, 2011 8:58 am

SkyWest to stick around this fall

Although SkyWest Airlines announced it would pull its Salt Lake City service from Yellowstone Regional Airport in late September, the airline is mandated to continue its flights to and from Cody until another regional carrier replaces it.

SkyWest, flying to Salt Lake City for Delta Airlines, announced in late June it would end flights from Cody because it wasn’t making a profit.

While checking their mail Saturday, Byron residents learned their post office is one step closer to closing.

A 60-day proposal to close notice was posted at the Byron post office Saturday, Aug. 13.

Although wolf delisting is not a sure bet yet and still faces opposition, Gov. Matt Mead and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may have reached a preliminary agreement for Wyoming wolf management.

But, even if everything goes according to plan, state wolf management would not result until the fall of 2012, and multiple parties must agree in the process.

August 04, 2011 9:50 am

Wolf management plan reached

Wyoming, feds announce wolf deal Wednesday

Gov. Matt Mead and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have finalized elements of a wolf plan, but not all are cheering just yet.

Under the plan, Wyoming will maintain at least 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs outside Yellowstone National Park.

It was a slug fest of metal with Terry Vaughn of Cody wrecking his way to victory in the final bout at the Park County Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night.

As usual, it was sold out as the crowd screamed for their favorite drivers.

An alleged drunk driver killed two wild mustangs from the Pryor Mountain herd Sunday.

At about 2 a.m. Sunday, Adam Finn, 26, of Germantown, Tenn., allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol, struck and killed two wild horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range on U.S. 37, according to the National Park Service.

More post offices in Wyoming and across the country are under the U.S. Postal Service’s scrutiny for potential closing.

The service announced Tuesday it is studying the possible closure of 3,753 post offices around the country.

July 26, 2011 9:31 am

Drilling Wyoming’s past

Scientists auger 50 million years into the past

Polecat Bench is a pristine plateau of swaying grass and surrounding mountains, but beneath the bench are clues of a global warming event millions of years ago.

Studying those clues from the past, including how fauna and flora acclimatized to warmer temperatures, will help predict the future, scientists say.

Although it took considerable time and talk Wednesday evening to spruce up their problem statement, the Cody Elk Working Group is striving to craft an elk management plan for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

The group had worked on its problem statement previously, but the statement needs refinement, said Dennie Hammer, Cody Game and Fish information and education specialist and group facilitator.

July 12, 2011 8:28 am

Dual status wolf plan

Wyoming and the federal government have agreed on a dual status plan for wolves in the state, and they hope to publish a preliminary rule delisting Wyoming wolves by the end of September.

“We agree in principle on major issues,” Gov. Matt Mead announced during a news conference Thursday in Cheyenne.