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Fun Facts and Famous Birthdays

By: Fiona Hodge
Today’s Fun Facts: Today’s Love Note Day, World Contraception Day, Health Information and Technology Day, and National Fall Foliage Week! Today’s number of the day: 12:  That’s the number of people killed while taking selfies each year.   Today in History: On this date in 1914 the Federal Trade Commission was established.... Continue Reading

Possible Land Trade Worries Wyoming Sport Enthusiasts

By: m01229
  CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Sports enthusiasts are worried about a possible trade of land run by the federal government, the state of Wyoming and a Casper businessman. The businessman wants the state to trade its land in the Laramie Range in southeast Wyoming to him for another parcel somewhere else.... Continue Reading

Author Sam Western Urges New Take on Wyoming’s Economy

By: oatsy40
  SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Author Sam Western urged a gathering of mostly graduates of leadership programs in Sheridan County to begin a new conversation on Wyoming’s economic future. Western says Wyoming residents and leaders have gotten a pass for years to avoid difficult conversations about the future of Wyoming’s economy.... Continue Reading

Yellowstone Wildfire Season called One of Worst in Decades

By: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington
  JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The wildfire season this summer in Yellowstone is being called the worst in decades. A larger percentage of Yellowstone National Park burned this summer than in any year since 1988. The wildfire season of 2003 was also one of the worst in terms of drought and acreage burned.... Continue Reading

Air Ambulance Service Shuts Down Operations in Sheridan

By: 28th 61st
  SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A helicopter air ambulance service serving Sheridan Memorial Hospital has left Sheridan. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty says Air Methods, which ran Wyoming LifeFlight, left Sheridan for financial reasons. According to the Sheridan Press , alternative air medical providers are available in the region and ground transportation is also ready to transport trauma cases between hospitals and respond to trauma scenes.... Continue Reading

Fun Facts and Famous Birthdays

By: Cliff
Today’s Fun Facts: Today’s Checkers Day and Dogs in Politics Day! And here’s today’s number of the day: 5:  That’s the amount of garbage, in pounds, that the average American sends to the landfill each day.   Today in History: On September 23rd, 1998 Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.... Continue Reading

Revised Closure Areas for Beaver Creek Fire and Snake Fire

By: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington
Beaver Creek Fire Closure Area – Most previously restricted National Forest System lands, roads and trails in the Beaver Creek Fire Area, on the Medicine Bow & Routt National Forests, have been reopened. Several locations with current hazards associated with continued full suppression, fire impacts and fire monitoring will remain closed to public use.... Continue Reading