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Lest We Forget,” a ceremony to remember Sept. 11, 2001, will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Powell Fire Department on East South Street.

Like millions of Americans, members of the Powell Volunteer Fire Department were glued to the TV at the Powell Fire Hall.

September 08, 2011 8:30 am

Fires smoke across northwest Wyoming

There are more fires than you can shake a cinder at in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area, but only two are relatively big in this neck of the woods.

Yellowstone’s Heart Complex

Under the umbrella of the Heart Complex fires burning in Yellowstone is the Point Fire burning at an estimated 1,100 acres on the eastern side of Yellowstone Lake.

Because brucellosis was discovered in Meeteetse area cattle and bison last year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is drafting a Brucellosis Management Action Plan for the Cody elk herd unit.

The Cody herd is comprised of elk hunt areas 55, 56, 58-61 and 66.

Public comments must be mailed by Sept. 30.

September 01, 2011 8:49 am

Medicine Wheel expansion celebrated

The newly expanded Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark in the Big Horn Mountains was celebrated by Native Americans and other well-wishers on Friday.

At a rough count, 130 were in attendance at Porcupine Ranger Station, just a few miles — as the crow flies — from the wheel.

August 30, 2011 9:23 am

Wolf hunting coming?

Game and Fish explains Wyoming wolf plan

Wolves could be delisted and hunted in Wyoming by fall 2012 under a plan hashed out this summer by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.

Fish and Wildlife will publish a preliminary rule delisting Wyoming wolves in October.

Updated 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Friday update here: The air outside smelled of smoke Tuesday night, while inside the Clark Pioneer Community Center, local firefighters assured Clark residents they were doing their best to protect them and their property.

The Hole in the Wall Fire, which reached 4,491 acres on Wednesday, is burning north of Bennett and Line creek drainages in the Shoshone National Forest, about eight miles northwest of Clark.

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.