Wyoming

On July 16th a fatal crash west of Newcastle, Wyoming resulted in the death of 27 year old Newcastle resident George Thompson. The crash occurred at 7:00 p.m. near milepost 241 on US Highway 16 approximately seven miles west of Newcastle.

The most recent issue of Yellowstone Science celebrates wolf restoration and the many scientific research projects and findings on wolves of Yellowstone National Park since their reintroduction to the area more than 20 years ago.

South Dakota is now requiring a negative brucellosis test on Big Horn County cattle and domestic bison prior to importation into the state. On July 12, the South Dakota Animal Industry Board approved a Board Order, effective immediately, which states:

The 8th Annual Rope for Knowledge Scholarship Roping will be held on Saturday, August 20 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo, WY.

The Arden Fire was detected on Tuesday and is currently at 0% containment. The fire has burned 350 acres of land as of noon Wednesday. At this time their is no confirmed cause or any structures being threatened.

Monday afternoon a fire was reported at the Kaycee Landfill. Once the fire was started it spread quickly due to the winds.

Monday evening, Bighorn National Forest and Johnson County Firefighters responded to a lightning caused wildfire off U.S. Highway 16 near Circle Park.

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