U.S. Forest Service

POWELL — The volunteer firefighter whose wife was killed in a November, 2021, fire in Clark has sued the local power company and a tree trimming contractor as part of a wrongful death suit.  Jerry Ruth’s wife Cindy died while trying to escape the fire in an area of homes near the Montana border...
CASPER — What first emerged years ago as an unusual practice by the Wyoming GOP State Central Committee now illustrates the extent to which some members of the Republican Party have moved the post defining what it means to be a conservative in the state.  The GOP State Central Committee passed a...
BUFFALO — Bureau of Land Management fire personnel descended on a field of sagebrush off of Hazelton Road in the Bighorn Mountains on Oct. 19. Dressed in yellow shirts, green pants and a red hard hat that make up the firefighter's uniform, 17 crew members gathered for a briefing that precedes each...
The Bureau of Land Management has started revising the agency’s 1999 Newcastle Resource Management Plan, a document that guides the management of the 292,000 surface acres and 1.6 million acres of mineral estate in Niobrara, Weston and Crook counties, according to Tyson Finnicum, public affairs...

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After draining in 2019 due to infrastructure failures, Turner Reservoir, located outside of Osage, is open again for fishing and stocked with rainbow trout and largemouth bass. 

 
After the 4-acre Turner Reservoir was drained in 2019 due to leakage issues, the popular fishing spot 7 miles northwest of Osage has been refilled and restocked, according to Aaron Voos, public affairs specialist for the U.S. Forest Service.  “The contractor who did the initial repairs (JTR...
Forest visitors should always use caution with anything that could be an ignition source for wildfire. (LARAMIE, Wyo.)  September 22, 2022 – As of Friday, Sept. 23, fire restrictions will no longer be in effect on all National Forest System lands managed by the Medicine Bow-Routt National...
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...

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SUNDANCE (WNE) — The U.S. Forest Service officially declared the Fish Fire to be controlled last week, almost exactly a month after it first ignited. There is no longer an area closure in place for the safety of the public.  However, the Forest Service has asked that members of the public use...
BUFFALO — For Karen McGowan, the dispersed camping public forum hosted on August 25 by Bighorn National Forest staff addressed concerns that, for her, are nearly 20 years in the making. The Buffalo resident bought land on the mountain two decades ago, she said, amid her struggle to find dispersed...
POWELL — After a thunderstorm dumped heavy rain on the eastern portion of Yellowstone National Park and the area outside the East Entrance, Kitty Creek swelled out of its banks and mud and debris poured onto the North Fork Highway from the hills above.  “The mud was 3 feet deep,” said Cody Beers,...

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