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The Big Horn County Commissioners are dedicated to preserving the health, safety & welfare of our citizens through conservative, responsive, & thoughtful action based on the premise that all people are entitled to fair, equal, & limited government.



 Safety Alert

Posted Saturday February 11, 2017

Safety Alert: Ice jams in the Big Horn River have started sooner than expected. Flooding has started in the Worland area. All those down river from Worland need to start preparing for ice jams and flooding. If your property has flooded in the past, there is a good possibility that it will flood now. Move livestock and machinery to a safe place. If you know someone that does not have access to facebook or the internet please advise them. Updates will be posted on this facebook page, the Sheriff's facebook page, emergency managements face book page, the Sherrifs website and the County web site. if you experience any flooding please notify the Sheriff's office at 307-568-2324.

Below is some additional information and resources

Red Cross Flood Safety Checklist 

EPA Well Water What do To After a Flood





DUE DATE: May 12, 2017

Any Big Horn County High School senior, who is not receiving a tuition scholarship and anticipates attending either the University of Wyoming or any of the Junior Colleges of Wyoming, is eligible to apply. (Hathaway recipients are eligible however the need portion of the Hathaway may be reduced depending on individual student) Applications must be received in the office of the County Clerk by May 12th to be considered.

Applications are to be submitted to the following address:

Board of County Commissioners
P.O. Box 31 
Basin, WY 82410

Applications are available at the High Schools, the County Clerk’s Office in Basin and online here



Appointed Board Application

Download application for appoinment to board or commission. 


Commission Meeting Agenda

Download Tentative Agenda

Big Horn County, Wyoming

Big Horn County, Wyoming is located in the northern part of Wyoming's Big Horn basin.

Big Horn County was created from parcels taken from Johnson, Fremont, and Sheridan counties, and was organized in 1897.

The principal industries in Big Horn County are gas and oil development, bentonite mining, farming, ranching, and tourism.

The people in our communities still understand and exemplify the Old West traditions of hard work, self sufficiency, and mutual support. Our farms are second to none in sugar beet, grain, bean, and hay production.

Many sights of historical and natural interest are easily accessed and enjoyed on a tour through Big Horn County. Our county offers many attractions, including the Bighorn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness, Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Refuge, Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site, Greybull Museum, Red Gulch Dinosaur Track Site, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (also known as Yellowtail Reservoir) , Shell Falls, Paintrock, and the ancient Medicine Wheel. Outdoor recreationists find a wealth of wild game, fish, and outdoor scenery in Big Horn County.





The people in our communities understand & exemplify the Old West traditions of hard work, self sufficiency, & mutual support.

Photo of Devil's Kitchen in Big Horn County, WY