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Riders retrace historic ride of Chief Joseph

It was out of the past, but at the same time, very much a part of the present.

A ride to remember the flight of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce people 136 years ago passed through northern Wyoming last week.

“Here they come,” said Mike Weiner, gazing through his binoculars at the rider/horses, who, to the naked eye, resemble colorful dots on a very steep and distant slope.

You could say Tyler McIntosh crashed the party.

McIntosh bashed his way to victory Saturday night in the Park County Fair Demolition Derby, but he wasn’t the only one to have a smashing time.

Battling blazes becomes a way of life for firefighters and their families

Demanding. Dangerous. And, at times, deadly.

While local firefighters are not battling blazes here, they often are being dispatched elsewhere to fight wildfires. It’s a challenging way to make a living, and tough on families, too.

For the first time in 13 years around these parts, the spirit of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce people will ride again.

Elk winter feedgrounds in western Wyoming should be phased out to curb the potential spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in elk.

That is what Lloyd Dorsey of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition in Jackson recommends, using information he gathered from Wyoming Game & Fish Department reports.

Cody middle schoolers build platform on Heart Mountain

With a little elbow grease and a lot of shoe leather, Cody Middle School kids built an observation deck on Heart Mountain, all while protecting a rare plant.

 

The Cody man who was attacked by a grizzly in June has been released from a Denver hospital, but he still has a long road to recovery.

Nic Patrick, 64, was attacked June 20 by a grizzly sow with cubs. His wife Joyce rushed him to a Cody hospital, and he was soon transferred to a Denver medical facility.

A South Fork man who was seriously injured by a sow grizzly bear Thursday morning faces a long recovery in a Denver hospital.

Do you own the smartest sheep dog around?

It could be a trial, but dog and master might want to test their herding skills at the Park County Fair Stock Dog Trials July 13.

An unexpected encounter with a grizzly on the North Fork ended without injury for a Powell man and his dog, thanks to the use of bear spray.

 

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