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The valley in which the West Fork dam and reservoir would be constructed. (Angus M. Thuermer, Jr./WyoFile)

As officials this week outline plans for a 264-foot-high concrete dam proposed for a wooded canyon in the Medicine Bow National Forest, irrigators and critics remain divided over the project’s benefits and impacts. The two sides disagree whether the estimated $80-million structure and accompanying...
SHERIDAN — A new study by University of Wyoming researchers has found that for every dollar lost in the ranching industry, there is a $1.55 loss in secondary economic activity.  “On a statewide basis, for every dollar decrease in direct ranch sales related to livestock raising, that causes a $2.55...
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...

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