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Goliaths of the Bighorns

By air and on foot, scientists have now finished capturing and collaring 60 moose in the Bighorn Mountains with sophisticated transmitters for the range’s first study of the storied … more

Overfield, Stuart, Tilden lead commission fundraising race

While it’s anyone’s guess as to who will claim three available seats on the Park County Commission, campaign finance reports suggest three candidates are way ahead of the pack when it … more

Park County joins suit over reduced fed payments

Expecting to collect tens of thousands of dollars, Park County commissioners decided last week to join a class action lawsuit against the federal government. The county is effectively guaranteed … more

2018 Primary Election Guide

Check out our 2018 Primary Election Guide! Inside you can find profiles on candidates in contested primary races that will appear on local ballots, as well as coverage on forums and a sample … more

Suspect in Wapiti murder held without bail

A prosecutor argued in court on Monday that authorities have strong evidence that Dennis Klingbeil murdered his wife, Donna Klingbeil, at their Wapiti home. Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric noted … more

Alpine airdrop: Hike-in fishing unique opportunity for Bighorn adventure

In continued efforts to support alpine lake fishing, state officials take to the sky each summer in a unique restocking program. For decades, the alpine lake stocking program has used helicopters … more

Wenk says goodbye

Coming to the end of his career in the National Park Service, Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk said the reality of retirement is increasingly difficult. “It gets harder to face every … more

Golden grain

Though slowed a bit by Mother Nature’s antics, the barley harvest is underway around the Powell Valley. “What’s coming in so far, the quality is beautiful,” said Rick Redd, … more

After 66 years in the field, Neil Harrison still excited for chance to harvest

Neil Harrison is retired, but he’s not much for sitting around. “I’d go crazy if I had to sit and watch,” the 83-year-old said this week, while piloting a combine through … more

Going the distance for love

Even though Hank Ramak is no longer able to drive, that doesn’t stop the 72- year-old from finding a way to see the lady he loves. Two days a week, Ramak sets out from his home in Byron to … more

Chainsaw-wielding chick leaves her mark

While standing on a ladder, using one of her three chainsaws, Christy Muecke had a lot of thoughts running through her head. The Powell resident, mother of three, teacher and artist had a lot of … more

Update: Man charged with first-degree murder in wife's killing

A 76-year-old Wapiti man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killing of his wife. more

Investing in muleys

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have come together to help protect designated mule deer migration corridors in Wyoming. They announced last week that the … more

Junior Livestock Sale shows community effort

Park County traditions continued at this year’s fair, including the Junior Livestock Sale, where community members and businesses buy livestock raised by local youth. The annual sale on July … more

Woman killed in Wapiti; husband named as suspect

A 76-year-old man killed his wife and then attempted to take his own life on Sunday night in the Wapiti area, the Park County Sheriff’s Office says. The Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as Donna M. … more

Man arrested on suspicion of harassing Yellowstone bison

Authorities allege an Oregon man harassed a bison on Tuesday as part of a string of disruptive behavior in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks. Raymond T. Reinke, 55 is facing six … more

Schedule shuffle: New 4.5-day school week to begin

Longer school days will mean longer weekends for Powell students this year. When students return for classes on Aug. 22, they’ll have a new 4.5-day school week, with every Friday afternoon … more

Giant grizzly: Burly bruin to become museum installation

A giant grizzly that state wildlife managers euthanized in the Meeteetse area in early April is destined for a second life in education. The boar was the biggest bear most experts had ever seen in … more

Peterson, Kost disagree on guns in schools

State Sen. Ray Peterson, R-Cowley, and his primary election challenger, Republican R.J. Kost of Powell, agree that individual school districts should be allowed to decide whether they want to arm … more

Judge asked to stop Cody homeowners from painting

A bitter dispute between a rural Cody homeowners’ association and one of its members — over a multi-color paint scheme — has spilled over into Park County’s District … more
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