Kamila Kudelska

Cody Reporter

Phone: 307 578-4056
Email: kkudelsk@uwyo.edu 

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila just received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys a solid run, a game of squash and recording nature.

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Wyoming Department of Education

Dane Weaver of Ten Sleep has been awarded Wyoming's 2020 teacher of the year. Weaver has been teaching social studies in Ten Sleep to seventh through 12th graders for the past three years. He said social studies is all about building critical thinking skills.

Wyoming Department of Health

It's flu season, so public health officials are pushing the flu shot, but many in the Mountain West are particularly bad at taking that advice.

Buffalo Bill Center Of The West

What will the future forests of Yellowstone National Park look like? That's what Dr. Monica Turner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to figure out by creating models for possible ways the Yellowstone ecosystem could react to hotter and dryer weather. Dr. Turner was awarded the Camp Monaco Prize to do just that and then use those scenarios to create pictures of potential future landscape. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked Dr. Turner how the model can project the future landscape of Yellowstone.

Grand Teton National Park

David Vela, the former superintendent of Grand Teton National Park, is now the acting director of the National Park Service.

Ameen Al-Ghetta/USFWS

The National Elk Refuge's environmental assessment is open for a 30 day public comment period. The environmental assessment goes through the process of reducing elk reliance on supplemental feeding.

Wyoming Hemp Association

Earlier this month, a board was formed for the Wyoming Hemp Association.

The association is comprised of growers, processors, academics and bankers-all the stakeholders in hemp production.

Kamila Kudelska

In the last decade, hunting has decreased in popularity nationally. While the downward trend is not as drastic in Wyoming, the Game and Fish Department is still worried about the future. That's because hunting and fishing license fees and federal excise taxes make up about 75 percent of the commission's budget. But a First Hunt program in the Bighorn Basin hopes to stabilize that revenue.

Kamila Kudelska

Roughly 3,800 people came to Kanye West's Sunday Service this past Sunday, September 22 in Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Powwow Garden. The rapper flew in a 80-person choral group for the hip hop-inspired gospel performance.

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host trainings throughout the Bighorn Basin to teach hunters how to collect samples from mule deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing.

U.S. Navy

A U.S. Navy transport ship will be named after the town of Cody. The 338 foot-long ship is currently being built and will most likely be ready for service by next summer.

Dennis Davis

Northwest College's Sinclair Gallery is celebrating a local journalist's new book with a photo exhibit. The exhibit titled, "Wyoming - Perspectives on a Small Town with Long Streets," is by longtime Powell journalist Dennis Davis. The exhibit also debuts Davis' new book of the same title.

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Much of the Mountain West saw record breaking snowfall last year which was great news for the mountain resort industry. This year's snowfall may be less intense. 

Gift of Olive and Glenn E. Nielson

In 1876, at the height of the Black Hills Gold Rush, a stagecoach route began between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Deadwood, South Dakota.  

 

Cody Community Review

Cody is participating in the Community Review Project. The project is meant to help local leaders develop future goals. The Wyoming Business Council and the University of Wyoming Extension Office collaborated to launch the survey.

Kamila Kudelska

Thousands of years ago, Wyoming was home to mammoths. Archeologists have been studying interactions between the first humans and last mammoths in the state. One archeologist is the University of Wyoming department head of anthropology Todd Surovell. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska chatted with Surovell about what he believes caused the extinction of mammoths.

Monster Lake Ranch. Cody, WY

Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian are rumored to have bought a ranch outside of Cody.

When a visitor enters the Whitney Western Art Museum one sculpture might confuse the visitor. Choosing of the Arrow by Henry Kirke Brown might remind people not of the West, but of a classic European sculpture. But Karen McWhorter, the curator of the museum, said it’s actually the first bronze case made in America in 1849. 

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This weekend six lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition took a two-day climate change tour of Yellowstone National Park. The tour resulted with three of the representatives proposing legislation to ban non-reusable plastic water bottles in national parks.

Kamila Kudelska

Nationally, community college enrollments have been declining in the past couple of years. Wyoming is no exception. In Powell, Northwest College's enrollment is among the lowest in the state. So the college is looking at some new degree programs to try to turn things around. That includes a conservation law enforcement degree.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is advising sensitive residents near Cody to reduce outdoor activities because of poor air quality. This is due to the Firehawk fire, which is burning 42 miles west of Cody in the Washakie wilderness.

Image: Martin Kraft (photo.martinkraft.com) License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The lack of mental health care services is the most important health problem impacting the Bighorn Basin region. That's according to a recent community survey conducted by health care organizations in the area. This is the first year Powell Valley Healthcare, Cody Regional Healthcare, Heritage health Center and Park County Public health are joining forces to complete the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum has a machine rifle gun from the early part of the last century that was ahead of its time in looks and functionality. 


Courtesy of Xanterra Travel Collection

A renovation of the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park is officially complete. The park celebrated its completion Labor Day weekend.

Cheryl Hughes

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West co-hosted an intensive week long workshop for teachers on how to use primary sources in their classrooms. This workshop was sponsored by the Library of Congress as part of its effort to teach teachers how to use objects, letters and art in their lesson plans.

Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with the education director of the National History Museum of National Forest Service History, Cheryl Hughes, and the Center's educator Megan Smith. First, Hughes explained how primary sources can create a placed based learning environment.

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The Powell area is experiencing a surprise uptick of kindergartners at the start of the new school year. Park County School District #1 performs screenings for each grade in the spring to help prepare for the next school year.

McCracken Research Library

The McCracken Research Library has been working to compile historical video footage of natural history events in the Greater Yellowstone Area. 

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Recently, the first direct transfer of live and disease-free bison to the Fort Peck Tribes from Yellowstone National Park was completed.

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