US Highway 14A To Close For Winter 2023-24 Season
It’s almost time to shut the gates on one Wyoming highway in the Big Horn Mountains. WYDOT says the annual fall closure of U.S. Highway 14A will occur at noon, on Friday, December 1st, between Burgess Junction and Lovell. Depending on the weather, it may close sooner than scheduled,...
Riverton’s Savannah Morton Will Join Northwest College for Soccer
Riverton senior Savannah Morton has signed to play soccer at Northwest College in Powell. Morton has been a two-time all-state and three-time all-conference selection as a defender for the Wolverines. In their first year in Class 4A last spring (2023 season), Riverton finished 13-5-1 overall and 9-2-1 in the 4A...
Exploring the Historical Tapestry of Basin, Wyoming: A Journey Through Time
Nestled in the heart of Wyoming lies the quaint town of Basin, a guardian of the past with its Big Horn County Historical Museum and the state's oldest jail, built in 1897. This historic lockup is more than a collection of cells; it's a gateway to a bygone era, inviting visitors to traverse the paths once walked by sheriffs and outlaws of the Wild West.
Burlington's Historic Schoolhouse: Preserving a Legacy of Learning
Nestled in the heart of Burlington, the West School stands as a proud monument of America's educational history. Built in 1794, the one-room schoolhouse, also known as Burlington's Historic Schoolhouse, was at the brink of demolition in the 1960s before the Burlington Historical Society intervened. Now a museum, it serves as a testament to the town's long-standing commitment to education and historic preservation.
Felony drug charge for Greybull woman
A 65-year-old Greybull woman pled not guilty to drug possession charges last week in the Fifth Judicial District Court of Big Horn County. Joan Hansen was arrested Oct. 21, 2023, after the vehicle she was driving was pulled over near milepost 222 on Highway 310 for going 81 mph in a 70 mph zone. Tiffany Nielsen, 45, was her only passenger.
Byron: A Rural Town's Cultural Legacy and Homage to Lord Byron
Nestled in the American West, the rural town of Byron stands as a beacon of cultural sophistication, its name a homage to the English Romantic poet, Lord Byron. Founded in 1900, this town is not just a reflection of the pioneering spirit but also a holder of a rich history that began with Native Americans and continued through Spanish explorers, rancheros, and 'sky farmers.' The San Pablo and Tulare Railroad Company's arrival in 1878 marked Byron's official establishment, uniting a diverse population and laying the foundation for a community that would cherish the ethos of its literary namesake.
Today the gas price is close to $3.38 in Lovell as of 2023-11-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
Ordinances in Manderson will be enforced
Councilman Tim Patrick brought the issue of ordinance enforcement to the Town of Manderson’s agenda on Nov. 6. “There are some people in town that think they are being picked on about certain different things,” he stated. “I think we’ve got to start strictly enforcing our ordinances and got to do it to everybody. It’s got to be fair. Straight down the line.”
Former Overland Express manager gets supervised probation for felony theft
A plea agreement has been reached in the case involving a former Overland Express employee who stole more than $27,000 from the Greybull convenience store between Oct. 1, 2022 and Jan. 12, 2023. Honey Ann Miller, 48, pled guilty Nov. 14 to a charge of felony theft and a misdemeanor...
New data shows high presence of trauma and suicidal ideation in students seeking mental health services
LOVELL — New data revealed in a report made to the Big Horn County School District No. 2 Board meeting last week shows a need to continue making mental health a focus in local schools. The data, provided by Community Mental Health Project Coordinator Krystal Crosby, details mostly students but also staff and family members who were provided school-based mental health services funded by the Wyoming Department of Education Project Aware program. The program provides school-based mental health services with parental consent, substance abuse education,...
Cordes leaves a strong record of service at Lovell Post Office
Victor Cordes took the position of postmaster at the Lovell post office 13½ years ago, he began to forge a legacy of what a smalltown post office should look like, a post office dedicated to serving the community. Cordes will retire from the U.S. Postal Service at the end...
Four Buffs make all-conference
With the conclusion of the high school football season came the release of all-conference and all-state teams in Wyoming’s five classifications. The Greybull Buffs, who play in 1A nine-man, put one player, junior Lucas Bolzer, on the all-state team and four on the all-conference team, where Bolzer was joined by senior Joel Miller and juniors Wyatt Didrickson and Caiden Sorenson. Senior Isaak Gaytan and sophomore Caiden Hunt made second team.
Shop local small businesses. It’s a win/win.
There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains. Be sure you shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 25 for Shop Small Saturday. The more you shop the more chances you have to win $50 in Lilac Loot. Loot may be used the same as cash in participating businesses. Keep your receipts dated that day. Put your name and number on the back. Businesses, be sure you remind your staff about this opportunity. Your local small business wins and so do you.
Interim Sheriff appointed in Big Horn County
BIG HORN Co., - Big Horn County Commissioners issued a statement about Sheriff Darrell King's passing and how the county is proceeding going forward. Commissioners say the Big Horn County Attorney Jeanna Torske urged them to appoint an interim Sheriff as quickly as possible. They have now appointed Undersheriff Jeramie Middlestead to act as Interim Sheriff.
New exhibit explores lithic sources of Native American stone artifacts
Just in time for Native American Heritage Month, a new exhibit at the Greybull Museum examines the connection between early Native American stone artifacts from the eastern Big Horn Basin and their geologic lithic sources. The “Early Native Americans: Wyoming’s First Geologists” exhibit was developed by Dan Close, a rock...
Hospital district finalizes 3-year strategic initiatives
Three Rivers Health officials have used the data from their recent Community Health Needs Assessment to develop several strategic initiatives aimed at improving the healthcare of the community and the viability of their organization. Those initiatives were the topic of considerable discussion at Wednesday night’s hospital board meeting, which was...
Count your many blessings: Residents share reasons they are thankful this year
We reached out to a cross-section of our friends and neighbors, asking each what he or she was most thankful for this Thanksgiving. We think they speak for almost all of us in their answers. We are, indeed, fortunate to live in this small town, where neighbors care about each other, where almost everyone is considered our neighbor, whether they live next door, down the block, or on the other end of town, or in the suburbs or beyond.
Pages of the Past
Basin folks are glad along with Miss Margaret Borden because of her success in winning the state championship in the state canning club contest. It is an accomplishment of which she has a right to be proud and the people of this community are glad to do honor to her.
From our files Community musical ‘Joseph ...’ a huge hit in 1998
Word came over the phone during late Monday night or early on Tuesday morning that during the night Grandma Byron Sessions of Byron had passed peacefully to the Great Beyond. Sister Sessions was the mother of a large number of boys and girls, all husky boys and girls of splendid physique. She, with her husband, have several times been called upon to lead out or assist in the colonization of new frontiers. Mr. Sessions and his family were called to lead in the colonization of this part of the Big Horn Basin.
Lovell Mustangs face out-of-state competition in Laurel
The Lovell Mustangs sprang into action at a tournament in Laurel, Montana, last Saturday. “The meet went good with there being 27 teams and 400 kids from across Montana and Wyoming attending,” coach Joey Bassett said. The team saw new opponents and fought hard to gain a place in...