Category: News

Three file for hospital board

by nathan oster Several candidates have already thrown their hats into the ring for the various special district board seats that will appear on the November general election ballot. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, three people had filed for

Livestock sale total soars above $200,000

by nathan oster This year’s Big Horn County Junior Livestock Sale was one of the best ever, as the 149 animals that were put up by their owners fetched $224,117.75, plus another $16,000 to $18,000 in total add-ons. The total

Help HATS help others by attending fundraiser

The stage and sound system are ready, the tables arranged, menu set and entertainers, headliner Gary Mule Deer and pre-event/dinner musicians Pat Erickson and Lilly Cruise, are on their way to Greybull for Saturday’s sixth annual Hands Across the Saddle

Nugent, Vallely rally Tea Partiers

TEA Ted wide

by nathan oster Rob DiLorenzo set the stage for Saturday’s Big Horn Basin Tea Party picnic, reminding attendees that the fundamental mission of the movement is to get voters to Take Education Action. Guest speakers Paul Vallely, a retired Army

Forest fires burn near Lovell, Hyattville

by nathan oster Cooler temperatures and higher humidity on Tuesday helped firefighters reach 100 percent containment on the Roane Creek fire, which has been burning in the Bighorn National Forest since a lightning strike last week. The U.S. Forest Service

What’s happening to honeybees?

BEES another wide

by marlys good What is causing the unprecedented losses of honeybees in the United States that has been occurring within the past decade, but more so in the past seven or eight years? Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)? Parasitic mites? Nosema?

Ground broken for new middle school

by nathan oster Ground was broken, ceremonially at least, on the new Greybull Middle School Wednesday night. But when it will happen for real, with heavy equipment operators rather than board members moving the dirt, remains anyone’s guess due to

Summer Festival a showcase for Antelope Butte


by nathan oster A summer festival meant to showcase potential summer uses at Antelope Butte in the Big Horn Mountains was a tremendous success, according to organizers. Mark Weitz, who heads the nonprofit Antelope Butte Foundation that put on the

New uniforms trigger debate over GPD image

by nathan oster The Greybull Town Council made changing the image of its clad-in-black police department a priority in its 2014-15 budget, earmarking $12,000 for the purchase of new uniforms that are more in line with classic police attire. Getting

Officials discuss on floodplain issues

by karla pomeroy Big Horn County met with Federal Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security personnel Wednesday. Prior to the meeting Land Planner Joy Hill said the purpose of the meeting is to clarify FEMA, state and local