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06/27/16 10:14 AM
Press Release – The evacuation order for Kara Creek Fire has been lifted. Residents may return to their homes.  Following additional mapping information, the Kara Creek Fire is 12,340 acres and is 75 percent contained. 

The objective for today will be to continue improvement of fire lines and break apart hot areas on the edge of the fire. During Kara Creek Fire, one home
06/27/16 06:12 AM
Press Release - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing remains important for Wyoming residents both to boost prevention efforts and to support treatment of those found to be positive, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)
HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS, now known as HIV Stage 3. HIV is transmitted through unprotected sex, blood to blood contact, and from
06/27/16 06:10 AM
Press Release – Tickets are now on sale for the July 8, 9 and 10, 2016 Big Horn Mountain Festival.

"We have an outstanding lineup for 2016 and tickets are on sale now," said Paul Jarvis, one of the organizers of the event. "We have a great lineup of well known, established musicians and some great young talent."

The 2016 Big Horn Mountain festival has scheduled an
06/26/16 01:03 PM
The Gillette Roughrider baseball team defeated Rawhide (CO) Saturday night 2-0 in the semifinal round of the Hladky Memorial Tournament in Gillette. Hunter Sylte struck out 11 hitters. Below are the highlights from the victory.
06/25/16 10:00 PM
UPDATE: Update 9:45 PM - I-90 from Moorcroft to Sundance had been re-opened.   

It was closed earlier today due to a wildfire.


Earlier Information Below:

Press Release - Due to a wildfire in the area  both lanes of I-90 have been closed from Moorcroft to Sundance.

There is no estimation on how long the closure will last.  

It is closed
06/25/16 07:38 PM
Press Release - Due to a wildfire in the area  both lanes of I-90 have been closed from Moorcroft to Sundance.

There is no estimation on how long the closure will last.  

It is closed for your safety and the safety of those fighting the fire so DO NOT run the road closure gates.  

For more road and travel information go to

Traffic can detour using WYO
06/24/16 11:14 PM
Below are the highlights from the Roughrider victory.
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06/27/16 09:29 AM
The 12th Annual Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo had a very good turnout on Friday night, June 24 and Saturday night, June 25 at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds. People traveled near and far from a number of different states to compete in the two night event. Justin Miller of Billings, Montana and Weston Garrett of Gillette split 1st and 2nd in Bareback Riding with a score of 76,
06/24/16 08:33 AM
A power pole was destroyed by a fire about 6 ½ miles south of Worland west of Lane 16 past the ag fields along the canal just before 8pm on Wednesday night, June 22. According to Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher, an individual was burning a pile of weeds which scorched ½ an acre and the blaze got out of control burning the power pole. The Worland Fire Department was on site for two
06/23/16 08:44 AM
The Worland City Council was in regular session on Tuesday night, June 21 in the City Hall Chambers. The Council approved resolution 2016-2 consisting of the 3rd Reading of the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year budget of $12,272,603. City Clerk and Treasurer Tracy Glanz stated that the increase in sanitation and capital projects is one of the reasons why the budget is up by over $1.1 million
06/22/16 09:58 AM
The Washakie County Commissioners met in regular session with a full agenda on Tuesday, June 21. Late in the morning session Banner Health Representative and Project Manager Brad McCaslin provided a quarterly update in the Conference Room of the Washakie Medical Center to the Commissioners and the Hospital Board regarding how the Hospital Expansion project is coming along. McCaslin stated that
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