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Gib Mathers

Who better to rescue a winter accident victim than a troop of always-prepared Boy Scouts, provisioned amply with winter survival training?

A committee of local residents mulling how the Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in the McCullough Peaks should be managed remains in fact-finding mode.

Wolves are making headlines again, or at least their champions and adversaries are.    

The Pryor Mountains can support another five to 15 head of mustangs, according to a new reckoning by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

It’s a tough time to be a tree in the Shoshone National Forest.

Spruce beetles, Douglas-fir beetles, mountain pine beetles, mistletoe and Comandra rust have all been taking a toll on the forest’s vegetation. However, it’s now the western spruce budworm ravaging trees in the Sunlight/Crandall area.

A proposed bill to enhance wildlife habitat nearby and around the state is headed for the Wyoming Legislature’s 2017 general session.

Local promotional efforts appear to be panning out. Tourists questioned this summer unanimously advocated visiting Yellowstone National Park and Park County.

Willwood Irrigation District is actively seeking potential solutions to avoid massive releases of silt from behind Willwood Dam in the future.   

Private canal road no longer open to public

The Heart Mountain Irrigation District is prohibiting public access along one of its canal roads — and those barred now want to get that access back.

Some fish survived the silt spill last month at Willwood Dam.

With a full pool upstream of the dam, the Shoshone River was rendered its typical cloudy emerald hue as Wyoming Game and Fish Department sought to calculate the fish population on Wednesday.

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