Bill Ostheimer, Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, has proposed creating a connectivity area east of Buffalo as a way to help bolster sage-grouse populations. In the next few years, the area is expected to see a downturn in energy development.
In Johnson County, federal agencies are struggling to conserve sage-grouse without interfering with existing and future energy development. It’s a tall task but an important one because come September, the bird could become an endangered species. If that happens, ranchers and energy develope…
A month ago, the surface of Lake DeSmet was a bright white blanket of snow and ice, but on Saturday morning, which dawned warm and sunny, a little celebrating took place on the northern end of the reservoir, as if to herald the end of winter. Hundreds of dried-up Christmas trees were hauled out on barges and dropped in the blue-green water.
Northeast Wyoming has become the unlikely backdrop for a controversy with international implications after a “New York Times” investigation revealed that Johnson County uranium is finding its way out of the country, a move that could place a black mark on Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Scott Schell barely remembers the Halloween freeze of 1991, the last time a severe change in temperature caused widespread browning trees and shrubs. The record high temperatures in October 2014 followed by the astonishing temperature drop in November has caused that browning in trees across Wyoming and into Colorado once again, said Schell, extension entomologist at the University of Wyoming.
Each year tourists trek back and forth between the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone of Wyoming and Montana. Two hours north of that beaten path lies the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, where Lakota-Sioux artist James Defender Eagle Starkey’s art is everywhere. The unflinching gaze of Buffalo Calf Road Woman follows you from a gas station wall in Ashland, Montana. Bold traditional murals cover the grocery stores in Lame Deer, Montana, fusing the most mundane ritual of daily life on the reservation with the memory of the fighting Cheyenne and the mighty Lakota: a story of suffering, loss and bravery.
A Johnson County icon and champion for education will be honored for his dedication to students.
A local hotel is the recipient of top honors for hospitality and quality.
It’s a tale as old as time — in the tech-startup world, anyway.