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Mark Davis

Public meeting touts new technology and research, but may never solve problem with current system

Much has changed since a massive release of sediment from the Willwood Dam last year. But according to David Waterstreet, watershed protection program manager for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, sediment is still building up behind the dam.

After connecting with her first deer, 12-year-old Shelby Fagan was kidded by some of her classmates, wondering why she would harvest a doe.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has proposed changes to the number of elk licenses nonresidents can draw and the way they are issued.

State to consider applications for captive breeding programs

Hours after sunset, Karl Bear and a few farm hands began their work. With an order for 1,000 game birds due in Billings before sunrise, it promised to be a long night of work Friday with few hours of rest.

My attempt to fix my car nearly killed me

If you have a small plumbing chore to do and want it to be a huge job, give me a call. Need some painting done and would also like to replace freshly ruined carpeting? I’m your man. But I’ve rarely offered, nor have I been asked to help with auto repairs. I’m simply not equipped.

The state’s top game warden took planning for the influx of total solar eclipse fans seriously. After years of countless meetings, followed by the supervision of several teams protecting state land and assisting the hoards chasing the sun and moon, Brian Nesvik has realized he may have over-planned.

There are times the parking lot at the check station is overflowing with trucks with antlers peeking out of the beds of trucks and trailers carrying horses. Happy hunters show their harvests. But while the mood is usually light, this is serious business.

If you don’t believe in Santa, you haven’t met Sally Montoya.

At age 87, Montoya’s house is filled with toys. Around Powell she has several “workshops” stuffed with more. And she has about two dozen elves. (They might prefer to be called volunteers.)

At sunrise on the morning of the Wyoming pheasant opener, a light dusting of fresh snow covered the fields east of Powell. Jeff Capron and his father, Bob, jumped out of their truck excited to start hunting — just like they’ve been doing for more than three decades. Prince followed right behind, excited for his first hunt.

Living close to Yellowstone National Park has its advantages. Many local residents venture to the park throughout the year — some even moved to the area to be near the natural beauty of northwest Wyoming. But the price may be going up.

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