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Fire danger spikes as heat grips parts of Montana, Wyoming

Jun. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities warned of extreme wildfire dangers as a sweltering heat wave was forecast to intensify across much of Montana and northern Wyoming on Tuesday after already delivering record high temperatures. National Weather Service forecasters said...

Woman dead in cliff fall in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains

Jun. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A woman fell off a cliff and died in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. How the woman in her late 20s fell off Steamboat Point early Tuesday was unknown, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Sheriff's...

Record-breaking heat in store for Montana, northern Wyoming

Jun. 14, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Blistering heat is in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday for much of Montana and portions of northern Wyoming with temperatures as high as 109 degrees (43 degrees Celsius). Temperatures were expected to shatter daily records set decades ago and...

Fallen smokejumper honored by fellow wildland firefighters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, who died following a hard fall while fighting a New Mexico wildfire on...

Wyoming store a witness to national collector card craze

Jun. 13, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — In a year when sports and trading card collecting has set records and sold out of stores, four athletes known by a single name top the list of most popular cards, joined by an unlikely addition. Kobe. LeBron. Michael. Zion. ...

Giant wooden troll takes up residence in Wyoming park

Jun. 12, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Where once there were pebbles, now sits an enormous troll. The recycled wooden sculpture, now lounging in Rendezvous Park, is the brainchild of Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo, who has built trolls all over the world. Their whimsical construction...

Yellowstone National Park sets tourism record for May

Jun. 11, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its busiest May as tourism continued to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The park had over 483,000 recreation visits last month, up 11% from May 2019, park officials said Friday. ...

Officials: Wyoming fire season could get bad in midsummer

Jun. 11, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Fire season should be about average in Wyoming until about midsummer, when things could begin to heat up, state officials said. Most of the state is in drought, with extreme drought in parts of south-central and northeastern Wyoming. Gov. Mark...

Judge blocks drilling plans in 2 states, citing bird habitat

Jun. 10, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has halted plans for oil and gas drilling on vast areas of Wyoming and Montana, citing concerns about a sagebrush-dwelling bird. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management didn't adequately consider how the drilling would affect the greater sage...

1st gray wolf pups since 1940s spotted in Colorado

Jun. 09, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has its first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. A state biologist and district wildlife manager each spotted the litter of at least three wolf pups over the weekend with their parents, two adult...