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A bogus bomb threat led police to search and temporarily evacuate the Cody Wal-Mart on Friday afternoon. The fake threat appears have been made against Wal-Marts across the country on "Black Friday," one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Brucellosis battle

Brucellosis confirmed in Park County cattle herd

Brucellosis has jumped the fence and infected a Park County cow. 

Chronic wasting disease

Impact on deer population remains largely unknown

A new case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was discovered recently in a Park County white-tail deer in deer Hunt Area 112, southwest of Cody.

Farmers and ranchers are working to feed the world’s growing population, but the Endangered Species Act presents more hurdles for them to overcome — often with large carnivores taking a bite out of their profits to the tune of $750,000 for one Wyoming rancher.

Practice fire re-ignites

It was a frigid night with temperatures in the single digits. But it was a balmy 80 degrees on the front porch of a house south of Garland, and the living room was a toasty 1,280 degrees according to the Powell Volunteer Fire Department’s thermal camera.

Facing challenges never seen before

By its nature, the world of medicine is a complicated one. Now, because of government involvement, red tape has made providing health care far more complicated than ever before.

Outdoor recreation in the West depends heavily on having a large variety of wildlife species, but the Endangered Species Act has not been as effective or efficient as it should be, according to the Western Governors’ Association.

A Powell hunter was shot in the upper leg Sunday morning. On Sunday evening, authorities were continuing to investigate what happened.

"The shooting allegedly occurred while the victim was hunting deer inside Big Horn County," said a news release from Park County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lance Mathess.

No one in the community should be alone on Thanksgiving. That’s the message from local churches preparing next week’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Woman loses license for year after fatal crash

For negligently causing a fatal crash north of Powell in March, a Cowley woman will lose a year’s worth of driving privileges, pay a fine and be held responsible for the deceased’s funeral costs.

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