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Mammoth saved: Scientists work fast to recover Park County mammoth in emergency salvage effort

The thousands of years-old specimen, uncovered on Bureau of Reclamation land within the Buffalo Bill State Park west of Cody, was first secured by federal law enforcement agents and state park officials a week ago. Then, at the request of the … more

Man alleged to have burned down motorhome Saturday

Garland M. Melnar, 50, has been charged with a felony count of third-degree arson, as Park County prosecutors allege he burned down the motorhome just north of Powell city limits. “The fire was apparently retribution for a perceived drug deal … more

Meth bust: Agents make arrests aimed at disrupting local ‘drug trafficking organization’

That work — which included tapping a Cody man’s cell phone — reportedly paid off last month: Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents say they disrupted a planned sale in Casper and seized more than a pound and a half of … more

Cody school board approves concealed carry policy to arm staff

The final vote on Policy CKA came after months of discussion, public meetings and two previous readings. “I think that it is a good policy,” said Jenni Rosencranse, who serves on the Park County School District No. 6 Board of Trustees, saying … more

Mammoth remains found west of Cody

Federal law enforcement agents and officials rushed to secure the site west of Cody on Tuesday afternoon as word spread quickly about the discovery. The spot is located on Bureau of Reclamation land and the Bureau of Land Management is assisting … more

School district to create comprehensive safety plan

“For me, it just seems like adopting a concealed carry policy is taking the district from Step A to Step Z without ever considering everything in between,” said Chairman Greg Borcher. He said it’s not a Second Amendment issue, but a school … more

Saddle Up! Local artists building saloon-themed art car

The local collaborative art group, led by April Jones and Todd Evans of Wapiti, plans to convert the bus into a large traveling art installation called “Saddle Up!” and demonstrate the local culture of northwest Wyoming. When assembled, the … more

Hackers hinder Park County email accounts

The spam landed the county’s email server on various blacklists, which has left county workers generally unable to send email from their accounts since Tuesday, April 10. (The county is still able to receive incoming email.) Park County Chief … more

Heritage Health Center looks to add exam room, vehicle

Heritage Health is seeking a roughly $100,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Health to turn some open space into another examination room and to buy a vehicle to assist patients who lack transportation. The nonprofit community health center … more

Griz hunt regulations set

Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife officials led a lightly attended season-setting meeting in Cody Tuesday night. They scheduled the large conference room at the Cody Holiday Inn, expecting a large crowd. Only about 40 chairs were filled. At … more

After chase in stolen vehicle, two arrested in Cody

Duane A. Jarvis, 24, and Breanna L. Roemmich, 20, are alleged to have sped through residential neighborhoods — each taking a turn at driving — ignored stop signs and lights and to have tried escaping on foot after damaging their … more

Trade war would hurt Wyoming agriculture, Cheney says

Cheney says China needs to be held accountable for actions that go beyond unfair trade practices to cyberattacks and to stealing trade secrets and personal information. But the Republican Congressman sees no winners in a trade war and says the … more

A place for pooches?

The concept — presented by Tina Fagan and Judy Londo to a full house at last week’s Powell City Council meeting — is to find a place where city residents and non-residents alike can let their dogs run in a safe, fenced environment. The … more

Yellowstone leader wary of proposed ‘conservation fee’

“I’ve read it a few times,” Wenk said. “I just don’t know what it means yet. I have no idea what they’re hoping to achieve.” State lawmakers have said the measure seeks to start a conversation with the Department of Interior; since … more

Cody businesswoman again running for Legislature

Sandy Newsome, a Cody Republican, recently announced she plans to run again for House District 24 — a seat currently held by Rep. Scott Court, R-Cody. That means the coming Aug. 21 Republican primary election feature a rematch of the 2016 … more

School board to decide whether to move forward with concealed carry policy

Leading up to the decision, the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees has discussed the issue at length, held a public forum and surveyed parents, staff and the community. Last week, trustees met with the district’s attorney Scott … more

Communication at forefront in reboot of cutthroat conservation

In a third installment of scoping meetings intended to educate residents and draw on their knowledge, the region’s drainages were divvied up and groups circled large maps in the historic Cody Club Room to discuss every watershed flowing into the … more

Blizzard brought record-low temps, inches of snow

“It sure didn’t feel like April,” said Dave Lipson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton. The windchill plunged to single digits on Monday, and temperatures dipped even further that night and the next morning. At … more

Crash, shooting on Willwood result in misdemeanors

Park County prosecutors initially charged the two with a combined total of eight felony counts, but ultimately agreed to deals that resulted in Austin Maddox, 24, and Evan Haywood, 27, each pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of reckless … more

Powell child must undergo bone marrow transplant

Noel was taken back in and blood work showed his platelet count was extremely low; the “rash” was determined to likely be petechiae — “basically broken blood vessels,” explained his mother, Tatiana Rivera. Noel was eventually diagnosed … more
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