Black Hills

Custer, SD; November 10, 2022 – This is the time of year to celebrate old and new traditions with family and friends, like venturing into your favorite national forest to harvest your own Christmas tree.  Black Hills National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase either...
JACKSON — Invasive mussels float down rivers as plumes of tiny larvae, latch onto boats to cross state lines and find new waters to infest. And they are inching closer to Wyoming. One species can even survive and spread after passing through a catfish’s intestines. But Sue Mills, Yellowstone...
The second program for the 31st season of the Weston County Concert Association will be on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in Crouch Auditorium. The Cambria String Band will take the stage, giving the audience a taste of music with roots in both Wyoming and South Dakota. Larry Roetzel, the founder of the...
DENVER, Colo., September 22, 2022 – Today marks the first day of autumn (also known as the Autumnal Equinox) in the United States and throughout the northern hemisphere. Autumn is a particularly scenic time to visit your favorite national forest or national grassland where numerous opportunities...
BUFFALO — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are increasingly concerned about the discovery of adult zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir, a body of water just 20 air miles away from the state line in South Dakota's Black Hills. To mitigate the risk of contamination in Wyoming's waters, the...
It’s that time of year again for hunters to don their camouflage, load up their firearms and bows and head into the quiet serenity of the wilderness to see if they’re lucky enough to bring home wild game. Local Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Joe Sandrini projected what the 2022...

Photos by Walter Sprague/NLJ

The Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run group decided to come into Newcastle for lunch at Pizza Hut on Thursday, Sept. 8. Since the tractors can only go about 15 miles per hour, the run into Newcastle and back took about eight hours. Above, participants as they get ready to have lunch at Pizza Hut in Newcastle. Below, a vintage tractor is carefully backed into a space at the Pizza Hut parking lot.

 
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Newcastle was mildly overrun by a slow-moving and colorful invasion from the east. For the first time in four years, the Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run came to town. It tries to do one every two years, but its last run was in 2018. When COVID hit, the organization had to...
BUFFALO — It wasn't quite the tourism season local business owners expected. After a record season in Johnson County in 2021 in the wake of COVID-19, flooding in Yellowstone National Park and the park's subsequent closure threw travel plans into disarray and threatened to derail tourism in the area...
The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council Introduces Biological Control Project in Fremont County LANDER, WY (August 31, 2022) – What some people may think is a beautiful white flower is actually an aggressively invasive weed. Hoary cress, also known as whitetop, is a noxious weed that causes many problems...

Bighorn National Forest, Via the Wyoming News Exchange

BUFFALO —  There's no doubt among local stakeholders that Yellowstone's closure will affect tourism in the area. They're just not quite sure how. Flooding shut down Yellowstone National Park last week, with only partial openings on the near-term horizon. As a result, tourists have had to modify...

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