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As a big yellow bus pulled into Mr. D’s parking lot, the headlights cut through thick fog, illuminating blurry-eyed parents and energetic children with a head of steam. This isn’t a … more
The new year will bring a new safety plan for Powell schools. From stronger windows to revamped fire drills to in-depth training, district leaders continue to take steps toward making local … more
A 6x6 bull elk was dispatched by wildlife managers on Friday after being found in poor condition outside of Powell. Earlier in the week, the bull was pursued by Game Warden Chris Queen, but it was … more
A former trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol is suing the owner of a food delivery truck that turned in front of his patrol car and caused a head-on crash in 2015. In a complaint filed in … more
The beautiful ash trees lining city hall will be gone and so will most of Powell’s oldest trees. Sooner rather than later, invasive insects and age will take them all. Powell is 110 years … more
As Congress broke for the Christmas break — and in a partial government shutdown — the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was one of the programs left behind. Wyoming senators have … more
One of Powell’s most iconic businesses, Linton’s Big R Store, is changing hands. In a Tuesday morning release, Linton’s Big R CEO Jim Linton and COO John Linton announced that … more
The partial shutdown of the federal government has affected many national parks and services in the Powell area. For some federal employees, it means being on furlough and living off savings, if … more
For nearly two years, Don Hansen had been on the waiting list for a double- lung transplant. “Every time the phone rang, your heart skipped a beat … is this the call we’ve been … more
A man serving time for his role in a Cody auto burglary remains at large after escaping from a work release program in Casper last month. Richard Fountaine II, 29, went missing from the Casper … more
After allegedly chasing a Powell Valley Hospital nurse with an IV stand, barricading himself in an elderly patient’s room and screaming at a police officer, a 27-year-old Powell man is facing … more
Garrett Burbank owes his wife an apology. For years, Becky Burbank had been nagging him to lock his truck. Then, as she had warned, Garrett’s hunting gear was stolen last month, in the … more
Attempting to scare off a grizzly bear with a gunshot turned out to be a costly mistake for a Casper man, as the round from his .22 caliber rifle wound up killing the animal. In Park County … more
A Thursday morning rock slide has blocked the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 west of Cody. Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance workers are responding to the scene. "We are … more
A local economic development group has pledged to invest $50,000 to help build a new hotel and conference center in west Powell. more
Park County’s two incoming commissioners — Lloyd Thiel and Dossie Overfield — stopped by last week’s Powell City Council meeting to introduce themselves and offer their assistance. Thiel, of Clark, and Overfield, of Cody, were elected by voters in November and will take office in early January. more
Longtime volunteers gathered around Sally Montoya at her charity boutique in a bittersweet celebration on Christmas Day. It would be the last celebration in almost 70 years of service Montoya has provided to those in need in the Powell area. more
Shana Bartle loves Christmas. In fact, she begins planning her holiday decorations long before Thanksgiving; sometimes, even before Halloween. “I started on the 14th of October this … more
Local residents are getting a tax break next year: Starting April 1, Park County’s sales tax rate will drop from 5 percent back down to 4 percent. County voters agreed in 2016 to temporarily … more
The Powell Volunteer Fire Department will start 2019 with new leaders. Cory Baker, a volunteer with nearly a decade of service to the department, was recently chosen as the new chief and Willie … more
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