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Sweet-seeking black bear hits company’s hives

While the image of a bear fighting off attacking bees to steal their honey may seem humorous to some, it’s no joke to a local business. Queen Bee Honey, in Lovell, suffered more than $25,000 … more

New Yellowstone leader won’t allow new position to be politicized

It’s a tough way to get a job. As Cameron “Cam” Sholly prepares to move to his new offices as director at Yellowstone National Park, some have suggested the move is being made … more

Severe thunderstorm, hail rips through Lovell on Thursday

Residents of Lovell have been working hard at cleaning up and regrouping after a severe thunderstorm roared through the town and northern Big Horn County on Thursday evening. The storm tore … more

College student who tried shipping heroin to NWC campus pleads to felony

A former Northwest College student who arranged to have heroin shipped to campus last year has been placed on supervised probation. Jonathon R. Chevrier, 22, was arrested in April 2017 after … more

Her Demolition Debut

Tabitha Armstrong frantically tightened valve bolts while oil splattered from the exposed parts. Smoke billowed from the bay as oil burned off on hot headers. Smash, a small gray kitten, and … more

Wyoming Business Council evaluates proposed hotel and conference center

Proponents of a proposed hotel and conference center got a chance to make their case to staff from the Wyoming Business Council on Tuesday afternoon. Julie Kozlowski, director of the Community … more

R&E Center showcases alternative crops at annual field day

The University of Wyoming’s Powell Research and Extension Center is not just another farm — in fact, it is so much more. Proof of that was on display last Thursday afternoon when the … more

Park County Fair gets back to its roots

If you’re wanting to catch a country music concert, cheer for colliding cars or crave cotton candy, then you’re in luck: The Park County Fair is here. The 2018 fair kicks off today … more

Bats in danger: Game and Fish joins national effort to study, protect imperiled species

Armed with highly sensitive recording devices, state biologists are chasing bats through Wyoming in an emergency effort to identify and locate the species before a deadly disease grips Wyoming … more

Powell’s marijuana plants draw national attention

A few small marijuana plants found growing in some City of Powell planters turned into big news. Starting in late June, city workers discovered several cannabis plants sprouting up alongside the … more

Soldiers for cutthroat conservation

In the monumental effort to conserve Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Soldier Creek is a success story. The creek wends its way though lush meadows and picturesque canyons in the Bighorn Mountain … more

Commission candidates talk budget, development at public forum

The Republican candidates for the Park County Commission who gathered in Powell last week seemed to generally agree the county government has been run pretty well. But there were still a number of … more

Rare condor found dead near Laramie

Just days after southeastern Wyoming residents were thrilled by a sighting of an endangered California condor, the juvenile female known as Condor 832 was found dead near Laramie. The U.S. Fish … more

Young volunteers help with projects on Shoshone Forest

The Shoshone National Forest got some sprucing up last month, courtesy of a group of young volunteers. At their annual Youth Service Retreat, Wyoming Congressional Award Medalists helped with … more

Commissioners question new hotel, conference center

A proposal to use state dollars to help build a new hotel and conference center in Powell received the backing of Park County commissioners last week, though it was a hesitant … more

New sculpture installed at Northwest College

The wait is over: A new sculpture has been installed next to the Yellowstone Building at Northwest College. Denver artist Jodie Cooper’s two-part steel sculpture, “Infinite Pattern … more

UW trustees give blessing to ‘Cowboy’ campaign

It did not take long for the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees to agree that the world does indeed need more cowboys and cowgirls. After less than half an hour of discussion at their meeting … more

Sen. Barrasso efforts to amend Endangered Species act cheered, feared

A Wyoming senator’s proposal to amend the Endangered Species Act is both being heralded as an overdue attempt to modernize the 45-year-old legislation and as a partisan attempt to take control … more

Ex-teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge

A former Douglas elementary school teacher who committed a sex crime by sleeping with a 17-year-old boy has repeatedly violated the terms of her probation over the past year and a half, authorities … more

Marijuana found in city planters

City of Powell workers recently discovered a different kind of “weed” sprouting up in a couple of city planters: marijuana plants. Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt suspects someone … more
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