Big Horn County Sheriff killed in crash
Big Horn County Sheriff Darrell King was killed Sunday evening in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 four miles southeast of Crow Agency. It was determined as part of the investigation that a commercial motor vehicle collided head-on with a passenger vehicle being driven by King, which was not a Big Horn County vehicle. King was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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,...
The Enduring Legacy and Progress of Cowley, Wyoming: From Mormon Pioneers to Modern Governance
Cowley, Wyoming, stands as a monument to the tenacity and faith of Mormon pioneers who shaped its destiny at the dawn of the 20th century. Founded in 1900 by colonists from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cowley was named in honor of LDS Apostle Matthias F. Cowley and carved out by the toil and cooperation of its founding members. The construction of the Sidon Canal, completed in 1904, was a watershed event, enabling the town to harness the waters of the Shoshone River and ensuring the success of its agricultural pursuits.
Today the gas price is close to $3.47 in Ralston as of 2023-11-30. 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 Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Cowley Men 80 Barton 70; Barton Women 67 Cowley 55
Cowley Men 80 Barton 70; Barton Women 67 Cowley 55. 1. Barton Community College basketball on 104 3 the Point sponsored by Nex-Tech Wireless, Damm Pipe Testing, Mpire Overhead Door, Best Western Angus Inn, Marmie Auto Group, Rosenberg Family Dentistry, The University of Kansas Health System, Venture Corporation, Nex-Tech, Cougar Booster Club, The 10th Street Eye Care Center, Freedom Claims Management and Kansas Fishing Tools.
Frannie, WY: The Heart of Small-Town America in the Bighorn Basin
Nestled within Wyoming's expansive Bighorn Basin lies a town with a heart as vast as its surrounding landscape. Frannie, WY, known for being the smallest incorporated town in the state, offers visitors and residents an authentic slice of American small-town charm. As of the 2023 census, this tight-knit community boasts a population of just 144, reflecting a modest annual growth rate and a commitment to maintaining its serene way of life despite economic challenges.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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,...
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...
Seven Grizzlies receive all-conference honors, two all-state
A solid 5-4 season including a near upset in the first round of the Class 1A, 9-man playoffs, resulted in the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies receiving all-conference honors for seven players, two of whom were also named all-state. Senior Wil Loyning and junior Tucker Jackson were chosen for the 1A, 9-man...
Cowley Pioneer Day: A Celebration of Faith, Freedom, and Family
Every July, the town of Cowley, Wyoming, transforms into a festive tableau celebrating its pioneer spirit with the eagerly anticipated Cowley Pioneer Day. The 2022 event, themed 'Faith, Freedom, Family – Our Legacy,' promises a weekend brimming with activities that embody the town's rich legacy. From the opening horseshoes toss to the street dance, Cowley's streets come alive with the joy of community and heritage.
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...
Dauntless Dash unseasonably mild for runners
A duo of boys sprinted to the finish to try to win the Dauntless Dash mile Saturday on a mild November morning. Lovell Elementary students Kayan Owens and Paxton Herd were running within half a meter of eachother until the final leg of the race. Running through the crisp air and broad sunlight of late November, the race was undecided until a few feet before the finish line.
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.
Lady Mustangs battle back to top Cody
Heading over to Cody Thursday, the Lovell eighth-grade Lady Mustangs basketball team dominated in a 29-20 win. Trailing 12-10 at halftime, the Lady Mustangs gained a foothold on the Lady Broncs in the fourth quarter, scoring 12 points to finish the game with a nine-point lead. “We had a great...
Byron News: Joannie Rodriguez remembered and Santa Breakfast event
Last week a funeral was held for Joannie Rodriguez, a lifelong resident of Byron. Joannie was a couple years behind me in school. Her sister Nora Lee was in my class, so growing up, Joannie was just the kid sister. When I moved back to Byron I quickly realized that there was a force that had stayed and made their homes and raised their families in Byron.