Category: News

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?

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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

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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

Van Gelder says goodbye to Big Horn 100

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by marlys good It was a sentimental weekend for Tom Van Gelder who was bidding farewell not only to the Big Horn 100, but to his friends and neighbors in Greybull where he has lived for the past 44 years.

Fires burn 80 acres near Shell, Hyattville

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by nathan oster All it takes is a single spark to ignite a blaze on a windy day, and Monday certainly qualified as one of those, with wind speeds of 15 to 30 miles per hour measured every hour at

HATS VI just around the corner

by marlys good Circle Saturday, Aug. 9, on your calendar, dust off your hat and get ready for some fun at the sixth annual Hands Across the Saddle gala fundraiser. Tickets, $50 each, are available at Greybull Building Center, Lisa’s

County valuation declines by $11.5 million

by karla pomeroy Big Horn County’s valuation decreased nearly $11.5 million amounting to a loss of revenue for the county’s assessed 12 mills of $137,457.30. According to Big Horn County Assessor Gina Anderson, the valuation dropped from $289,109,390 to $277,654,615.