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An effort to end the death penalty in Wyoming was shot down in the Legislature on Thursday. After making it through the House by a relatively comfortable margin, House Bill 145 was defeated on its … more
Fingers were already numb and noses bright red before a pair of bird buffs were ready to seek shelter from the biting wind. But rare birds were near and the only discomfort the photographers truly … more
A Cody area route will soon become the “Wild Horse Highway” after the proposal drew more ayes than “neighs” in the Wyoming Legislature. In passing Senate File 112 last … more
Efforts to study migratory and resident birds in Wyoming has taken a giant step forward, with four new bird banding stations that include the first-ever in Park County. Yellowstone National Park … more
When Park County Circuit Court Judge Waters called Elena Nicole Ornelaz’s case on Monday, he wondered about the pronunciation of Ornelaz’s last name, then paused. “Having read … more
The year 2018 was a big year for the Heart Mountain Irrigation District as it attempts to expand by thousands of acres amidst a change of leadership. In an expensive, multi-year effort, the … more
Powell will soon have the only Shopko store in the Big Horn Basin. Company leaders announced Wednesday that they’re closing another 137 Shopko stores — including the locations in … more
Despite drawing record crowds, the area’s only ice fishing tournament once again sent the top trophies home with Powell anglers. Braving wind chill temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees F … more
At the request of his defense attorney, a Wapiti man’s murder trial has been pushed back to August. Dennis Klingbeil, 76, had been set to go to trial in early March on a felony count of … more
Powell will lose one of its two pharmacies in the coming months, but gain another. As the Shopko Hometown pharmacy appears to be nearing its closure, Powell Valley Healthcare is preparing to open … more
As Powell High School art students have worked to create replicas of historic sites of Washington, D.C., they’ve received messages, memorabilia and donations from around the country. But an … more
For years, the City of Powell has allowed citizens to announce their coming events with banners hung above Bent Street, near Coulter Avenue. Now, however, city officials are questioning whether the … more
Almost half of all the grizzly bears trapped and euthanized in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem last year were in Park County, according to a new report. The 2018 report, compiled by the Wyoming … more
The way we fight wars is changing; National Guard units are increasingly being called up to deploy to danger zones around the globe. Units in Wyoming are no different. There are about 1,500 … more
The Wyoming Supreme Court has directed a Cody attorney to stop practicing law, finding that he is unable to continue serving as a lawyer. The court transferred William “Billy” … more
Could state Rep. Dan Laursen’s time have come? In his fourth attempt to put Wyoming on a track to end its twice-a-year time changes, Laursen finally scored a victory on Monday: The state … more
More local students are staying in school and earning their diplomas: In the 2017-18 school year, students at Powell High School and the Shoshone Learning Center achieved a graduation rate of 90.5 … more
After being blasted off a cliff face south of Greybull almost 60 years ago, a collection of Native American rock art went on display at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. And then, they … more
A bill to repeal gun-free zones created by schools and local governments was killed by a state Senate committee on Wednesday, though an identical measure remains pending in the House. Senate File … more
One year after the City of Powell prohibited drivers from using handheld devices, it’s hard to pinpoint the ban’s exact impact. “I’m still seeing people still not using … more
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