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Archive for May, 2011

A strategy for whitebark pine »

Concerned about the threats to whitebark pine, members of the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee have signed the Whitebark Pine Strategy for the Greater Yellowstone Area. Whitebark pine is currently threatened by both insects and diseases. The committee reported impacts have resulted in significant loss of whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA). The Strategy […]

Three waters scheduled for fish treatment »

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department will be chemically treating waters in the Green River Watershed to remove undesirable fish species. The specific areas include Midland Draw (Sculpin Creek), Arambel Slough (Long Draw Creek) and Meeks Lake. The treatment program will be conducted in July and August. Two public meetings are planned to review the […]

Lummis was a no vote »

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) rejected a request for an increase in the debt limit this week. In a prepared statement released Tuesday, she said, “Washington’s record of reckless spending does little to instill confidence among our country’s global trading partners and our bond purchasers.” She added, “The inclusion of significant spending cuts and structural […]

2011 rodeo queen program is Friday/Saturday »

The 2011 Lincoln County Fair Rodeo Queen Contest will start Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. on the fairgrounds in Afton and continue Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.

Traffic moving in Snake River Canyon »

Traffic on US 26/89 in the Snake River Canyon continues to travel over a two-lane gravel surface at the Two Draw Slide area between Alpine and Hoback Junction. Contracted crews remain in the area where they have built a berm to stabilize the road. The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports no new movement of slide […]

Make a note of it when you catch a big one »

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that in the coming months, fishing activity will be on the increase and if the rest of 2011 is like the past few months, several more fish will be caught that will qualify as new state records. The game and fish advise that over the years there have […]

2011 Fair Book online »

The 2011 Lincoln County Fair Book is available on line: The fair book will also be ready for countywide distribution by June 10. The fair will start Saturday, July 30, 2011, and then continue Monday through Saturday, Aug. 1-6.

Mineral revenue numbers are up »

Governor Matt Mead reports the total value for minerals produced in Wyoming for 2010 hit $15.5 billion. That is up 23% from 2009 and is second only to the value from 2008. Governor Mead also said oil, natural gas, coal, bentonite, trona and uranium all saw increased values in 2010. In a statement released this […]

Canyon highway is open »

US 26/89 between Alpine Junction and the Hoback Junction is now open to motorists. Just after 7 a.m. this morning, the Wyoming Department of Transportation opened both lanes of the highway that had been closed following a landslide east of the Blue Trails Slide area. Traffic is traveling over the trench that was cut by […]

Services for Wolfley »

Funeral services for Clyde Wolfley will be held Saturday, June 4, at 12 noon in the Etna LDS Ward Chapel. Family will greet friends on Friday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Thayne Schwab Funeral Chapel and again from 10 to 11:45 at the church prior to the service.