A bipartisan group of western senators asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to support proactive forest management, utilizing the timber industry, to reduce fuel loads in wildfire-prone areas and improve community safety throughout the West. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.) signed onto the letter, led by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2012 11:05 Read more: Western Senators Ask USDA to Utilize Timber Industry to Reduce Wildfire Risks
Sheridan, Wyo. (November 5, 2012) – Cutting your own Christmas tree can be an enjoyable experience for the entire family. If you would like to make this part of your holiday tradition, Christmas tree permits are available from the Bighorn National Forest. Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:30Read more: Christmas tree permits are available from the Bighorn National Forest
Sundance, WY – Bearlodge Ranger District officials plan to conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1 on the Black Hill National Forest, weather permitting.
The burn will take place approximately 4 miles northwest of Sundance, WY on Warren Peak Highway.
Crews plan to burn nearly 71 acres in one unit and 109 acres in a second unit. One or both of these units will be burned on consecutive days.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 06:49Read more: Prescribed Burn Near Sundance
Both vehicles were southbound on Interstate 25 in the right lane. Ryan M. Nordstrom (27) of Mohawk MI came upon the vehicle of Daniel L. Barto (27) of Butte MT, which was traveling at a slower speed and ran into the rear of the U-haul trailer that was being towed behind the Barto vehicle. Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:27Read more: Fatal Crash - Natrona County - 10/20/12
Rapid City, SD – The Nation Weather Service has issued a Hazardous weather outlook for the plains of South Dakota. Very windy conditions
are expected Wednesday into Thursday as a strong low pressure system
slowly moves across the region. Northwesterly winds
of 30 to 45 mph and gusts to 65 mph are likely late Wednesday morning
and afternoon across South Dakota. The strongest winds are expected
across the Northwest and just east of the Black Hills. Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:09
The Cody Police Department held a press conference this morning regarding the abduction situation in the City and the subsequent updates regarding his capture. During the conference, Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam said the suspect's name had not been released.
A suspect, 39-year-old Jesse Paul Speer, is being held in the Gallatin County Jail in Bozeman on $2,000,000 bond. The description says "hold for Wyoming". The Bozeman Chronicle is reporting that the 39-year-old Manhattan man was arrested on felony charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and the use of a firearm. The arrest, says the Chronicle, stems from the abduction of the 11-year-old girl in Cody. He is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. today.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 08:10
Law enforcement in Cody are on the hunt for a possible suspect vehicle in the abduction case of a Cody girl. According to information from the FBI office in Denver they believe the suspect vehicle to be a 2004 or 2005, white, 4 door, Toyota SR-5, 4-Runner, with a removable silver over black cargo box on the roof.
Media Coordinator for the FBI, Dave Joly says, "This belief is based on witness statements and video footage from various cameras located throughout Cody, Wyoming." The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI is also reporting that the removable cargo box may no longer be present on the vehicle. Full sized pictures can be viewed at our Cody affiliate's website here: http://www.mybighornbasin.com/Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2012 13:22