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  • Couple unearths 60-million-year-old tree east of Buffalo

    Alex Hargrave, Buffalo Bulletin|Nov 16, 2023

    Via Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO - Jeanne Peterson and her husband, Robert Suchor, weren't necessarily surprised to find an ancient tree beneath the surface of their property east of Buffalo. Destined to become an RV campground, the couple's land sits just south of the Bureau of Land Management's Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area, where petrified trees provide evidence of a much different landscape 60 million years ago than exists today. "There's more to the desert than meet... Full story

  • Game and Fish pursues land for public access

    Alex Hargrave, Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 10, 2022

    BUFFALO — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will vote at an upcoming meeting on whether to purchase the Ellis Sheep Company Ranch off of Hazleton Road for $3.45 million. The 2,640-acre parcel located in Johnson and Washakie counties would become a Wildlife Habitat Management Area. According to the property listing by Pfister Land Co., the existing Ellis Sheep Company Ranch is a high mountain grazing, hunting and fishing ranch with antelope, mule deer, elk and several species of grouse. And that’s exactly what makes the land a candidate for...

  • Forest users voice dispersed camping concerns

    ALEX HARGRAVE, Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 8, 2022

    BUFFALO — For Karen McGowan, the dispersed camping public forum hosted on August 25 by Bighorn National Forest staff addressed concerns that, for her, are nearly 20 years in the making. The Buffalo resident bought land on the mountain two decades ago, she said, amid her struggle to find dispersed camping spots on the mountain. “And now you’re seeing these people that are camped out for weeks or months at a time, and it’s like, I’m paying taxes, I’m paying an access fee for the road that we’re on, it’s frustrating,” McGowan said. “But I’m al... Full story

  • Mischke receives national honor

    ALEX HARGRAVE, Buffalo Bulletin|Jun 30, 2022

    In his more than 50 years of coaching school sports, former Worland coach Steve Mischke has collected just about every award and accolade imaginable - from team championships to induction into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. But last weekend, Mischke added one more award to his collection. He was named 2022 National Assistant Girls' Coach of the Year at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's convention. He was invited to the banquet in Des Moines, Iowa, knowing he...

  • Uranium company purchase could boost production

    Alex Hargrave, Buffalo Bulletin|Dec 23, 2021

    BUFFALO — Uranium production in the Powder River Basin could be on the upswing after Uranium Energy Corp. acquired Uranium One Americas, in a deal closed on Monday. The sale consisted of U1A's assets in the Powder River Basin, including the Irigaray and Christensen Ranch projects in Johnson and Campbell counties. The deal could mean renewed uranium production and processing in the Willow Creek area, resulting in jobs and additional tax revenue, according to Scott Melbye, executive vice president of the Texas-based UEC. Melbye said the c... Full story