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A community meeting to address Powell’s need for more affordable housing may have generated more questions than answers, as local rental property owners voiced their concerns over a proposed apartment project that would be subsidized with tax credits.

State may give bigger loan to Cody Labs

Cody Laboratories, approved for an $11 million low-interest loan from the State of Wyoming last year, may be allowed to borrow $23 million instead.

Facebook causes headache for photographer

Company gives no explanation for suspending Greg Wise’s account

Greg Wise didn’t know what to do with himself last week: He was in Facebook jail.

The swollen creek almost sounds like applause as robins, yellow-rumped warblers and chipmunks pick through the leftovers from late night raids on ripe berries by resident bears. Yellow leaves freckled with brown, hanging on tight in the rain, are still in the minority. But they won’t be for long in the Shoshone National Forest.

A landscaping method used by a contractor likely saved money in 1984, but now its results will likely cost Northwest College millions of dollars in residence hall repairs.

Wapiti billboard draws controversy

Commissioners decline to bend rules for sign

Park County regulations allowed a Wapiti man to put up a billboard along the North Fork Highway, but they’ll bar him from using it to promote other people’s businesses.

For six weeks, local farmer Dave Johnson worked through a tough harvest to get Elysian West Field ready for the softball tournament. With bases made of corn seed bags and a fence made of hay, Johnson fashioned the field from a piece of flat land, never before tilled, near the base of Heart Mountain.

Prosecutor says kids were living in ‘squalor’

Seven local men and women are facing felony charges for allegedly using methamphetamine in a filthy Cody home they were sharing with several young children.

At 100, Onstine recalls ‘a good life’

Not very many people reach their 100th birthday. Even fewer still garden, bake, do housework and live independently after a full century.

For Evelyn Onstine, staying active is just part of life — even as she marks her 36,525th day on earth.

After a final two hours of debate, the Park County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative advisory committee finished a draft proposal identifying the borders of a possible wilderness area in the McCullough Peaks. The group is working to reorganize the current wilderness study area (WSA) into two sections — preserved wilderness and a special management area — in a proposal that could ultimately become law.

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