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Because a number of bears are frequenting the area, The Nature Conservancy has temporarily closed the Heart Mountain hiking trail for the sake of public safety.

Grizzly and black bears are in the area, but the biggest concern is grizzlies, said Brian Peters, who manages Heart Mountain Ranch with his wife, Carrie.

Powell’s ground isn’t parched, but it is a mite thirsty.

Rain and snow have been scant so far this year as May — historically the heaviest precipitation month — nears. 

Local irrigation districts are planning to deliver water around the customary time, although it appears farmers are planting a mite early.

The Bureau of Reclamation had predicted sufficient spring runoff to Buffalo Bill Reservoir for irrigation this year based on March 1 projections, but the April forecast may be less.

Lots of flotsam has turned up on the Shoshone River facing Jan Clements’ place in the Eaglenest subdivision since the water level at Willwood Dam was reduced.

Classic-style Western movie shorts ride into Powell Wednesday

Fans of classic American Westerns are invited to a screening of two movies at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Vali Twin Cinema at 204 N. Bent Street in Powell.

Wyomingites may be grinning at gas pumps, but lower gasoline prices mean people in the oil patch are out of work while the state of Wyoming reels in less oil revenue.

Twenty-five more Big Horn Mountain bighorn sheep are making a new home in the Seminoe Mountains.

MEETEETSE — The lesson was conservation with a technology prize.

For their project designed to save native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Meeteetse Schools students and their teacher, Michael Power, earned a big technology payday for their school through a Samsung contest.

Sluice gates open to lower Shoshone River for study

The Willwood Irrigation District took a gander at its dam last week.

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