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Salmonella Outbreak in Fremont County

Officials from the Wyoming Department of Health believe six cases of gastrointestinal illness discovered this month in Fremont County are connected. However, the source of the outbreak, which included several Salmonella infections, has not yet been identified. Health Department spokeswoman Kim Deti tells The Ranger that a team of epidemiologists was in Lander last week investigating “several clusters” of gastrointestinal illness.... Continue Reading
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Plane Crash Near Rock Springs, Wyoming

On November 15th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to the area of mile post 2.5 on Wyoming State Highway 370 near Rock Springs, Wyoming for a report of a downed aircraft.  A small commuter plane carrying the pilot and three passengers had to make an emergency landing when the plane experienced mechanical problems.... Continue Reading
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Outdoor Recreation Task Force Recommends First Steps

The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force has released its report and recommendations to Governor Matt Mead. The task force represented industry, conservation, user groups and resource managers from around the state.  “I commend the task force for their work and recommendations,” said Governor Mead, “I look forward to reviewing this report and working with the task force as we move forward.” The Governor expects the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources to convene a “sub-cabinet” of state agencies (Tourism, Transportation, State Parks, Work Force Services, Game and Fish, State Lands, Business Council and others) to analyze recommendations and frame plans. ... Continue Reading
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Donation Provides 4,848 Acres of Hunting and Fishing Access in WY

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $1,515 donation from the Keep it Public, Wyoming coalition to support hunters and anglers through the Access Yes Program. Access Yes facilitates the partnership between landowners and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to create public hunting and fishing access on private land including Walk-in Fishing and Hunting Areas, Hunter Management Areas and other Game and Fish public access areas.... Continue Reading