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Fair fun

Concert, carnival and other events all week

The 2016 Park County Fair is here, and with it comes a full slate of entertainment, vendors and a slew of exhibits ranging from animals to artwork.

Their lives were cut short by a fatal fall thousands of years ago, but their stories may yet be brought to light from the Natural Trap Cave in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains.

An uncommon opportunity at The Commons drew a crowd of about 100 locals as 23 candidates running for everything from Powell City Council on up to the U.S. House of Representatives were on hand Thursday to answer questions and introduce themselves to Big Horn Basin voters.

A new fire was discovered Friday afternoon near Ten Sleep. By Friday evening, the Hatchery Fire had prompted evacuations and the closure of a portion of U.S. Highway 16 northeast of Ten Sleep.

Evacuations ordered near Dubois and Bondurant

The Lava Mountain Fire northwest of Dubois nearly doubled in size Wednesday, burning an additional 450 acres to bring the total fire area to an estimated 1,024 acres.

UW Extension Field Day

Celebrating 125 years of ag research in Wyoming

Like a science fair with an agricultural flair, the University of Wyoming’s Powell Research and Extension Center opened its doors on Tuesday to present what has been growing in its experimental fields.

The third time wasn’t a charm for a treasure-seeker on the North Fork.

After failed attempts to find the famed Fenn treasure in 2013 and 2015, a woman from Virginia again ventured into the backcountry last week. For the third time, her search for fortune resulted in a call to the Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

When Amanda Luther was terminated as a Cody business manager in early 2015, her employers thought they had a couple different reasons for parting ways; among other things, they felt Luther was doing a poor job with sloppy bookkeeping and finances were tight.

Two political candidates — one who’d been seeking a seat on the Park County Commission and another who was making a bid for mayor of Powell — have dropped out of the running.

Powell Valley Community Education is now operating under the umbrella of Northwest College.

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