Black-footed ferrets were thought to be extinct before they were discovered near Meeteetse in 1981. Local biologists, conservationists continue stressing disease and habitat as tools to fight extinction.
Studying storing nuclear waste is a bad idea. Deciding to do so out of the public view was something worse: a violation of the public trust
Management Council votes by email to study housing spent nuclear fuel at Gas Hills, Shirley Basin to bring what a state senator says could be $1 billion a year.
University of Wyoming lecturer and photographer Eric Krszjzaniek both shot and edited this photo of Labor Day skies over the Shirley Basin on a smartphone.
A village in the Shirley Basin suggests an ancient culture may have used both the basins and the high alpine as seasonal homes year after year.