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Impact on deer population remains largely unknown

A new case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was discovered recently in a Park County white-tail deer in deer Hunt Area 112, southwest of Cody.

The holidays are here for us to gain inspiration from our neighbors — people we know and respect who strive to make the holidays and life throughout the year better for those around us.

Since they believe the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population recovered, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal to remove the bear from the endangered species list.

Wyoming landowners may have the opportunity to aid in black-footed ferrets’ recovery without risk of repercussions if one of the endangered ferrets reintroduced on their property is inadvertently killed or injured.

The Powell Post Office is going pink this month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Powell Post Office is raising money for a cure one stamp at a time.

Rain, cooler temperatures following hot September

It was a darn near balmy September, but it can’t last forever.

Elk Basin turned 100 this year. Millions upon millions of years ago, Elk Basin was inhabited by prehistoric animals; then much later, Native Americans, and not so long ago, people extracting oil established a community of hardy inhabitants.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is relocating grizzly bears regularly in northwest Wyoming.

Though it has grown and is not contained, the Spruce Fire in Yellowstone National Park is benefitting the forest in its isolated location, according to the National Park Service.

The new rig is even burlier than the old brush trucks the Powell Volunteer Fire Department now deploys.

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