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State lawmaker drops out of commission race

Less than a week after announcing he was running for the Park County Commission, a Cody lawmaker dropped out of the race. State Rep. Scott Court, R-Cody, had declared on June 1 that — … more

Weekend rain could cause issues in Crandall, North and South forks

The National Weather Service is predicting significant rain across the Absaroka Mountains this weekend. Officials say that could cause some flooding on the North and South forks of the Shoshone River … more

Powell game warden shot grizzly in self-defense, prosecutor says

An off-duty game warden was “absolutely” acting in self-defense when he killed a charging grizzly in the Sunlight area last year, said Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric. After … more

Monarch of the Skies

Scientists and assistants at the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West were flying high this past weekend. The celebration of the opening of Monarch of the Skies: … more

NWC board authorizes raises

Employees at Northwest College got some good news when the college’s Board of Trustees met Monday afternoon. The board approved pay increases for the college’s employees, with most … more

Western competition draws two former Olympians to Powell shooting contest

It’s not every day two former U.S. Olympic Team members meet in Powell, but it does happen about once a month during the summer. Lovell’s Mark Spencer and Powell’s Allan Knowles … more

Cody Labs expansion indefinitely postponed

Plans to substantially expand Cody Laboratories — in part with the help of a state loan — have been put on hold and the future of the project is unclear. Lannett Company, which owns … more

Powell chamber seeing more visitors

As the summer season kicks off, travelers from all over the world are making their way to and through Powell to reach Yellowstone National Park. “We have seen an increase in visitors and … more

Four-legged foster care

After eight years in the Army and 365 days of combat in Iraq, former infantryman Aaron Swaney now has another assignment. This time, they are cuddly puppies. Swaney, his wife Abby and their seven … more

Council votes 5-1 in support of hotel, conference center

The Powell City Council gave its support to a planned hotel and publicly owned conference center on Monday. The council voted 5-1 to apply for a $2.6 million grant from the Wyoming Business Council … more

With evidence lacking, criminal charges dismissed in fight

Criminal charges have been dismissed against three Colorado men who were alleged to have attacked three other men in Powell last month. With witnesses unable to provide many details of the fight, … more

Second person injured by elk in accidental encounter in Yellowstone

For the second time this week, an elk has attacked a person at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Penny Allyson Behr, 53, from Cypress, Texas was attacked by a cow elk in an accidental encounter behind … more

‘It’s gone,’ Cabins swept away in mudslide

After shopping for seven years, Powell’s Christy and Larry Larsen finally found their dream cabin in the shadow of Pilot Peak in the Beartooth Range. Christy, a third-grade teacher at … more

Candidates pour in at last minute for local offices

The final days of the filing period for August’s primary election brought an influx of candidates — and at least one big twist. Races for mayor of Powell and the Powell City Council … more

Black bear captured, euthanized in Cody

A black bear created a commotion in Cody and sent Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists scrambling over the weekend. The large boar was reported Sunday morning at a residence on Sheridan … more

Woman seriously injured by elk in Yellowstone

A cow elk attacked and seriously injured a woman behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on Sunday. The elk was protecting a calf — bedded down roughly 20 feet away and hidden by other cars … more

Mudslides destroy Crandall area cabins

The cabins are located off Park County Road XUX — also known as the Squaw Creek Road — on chunks of private property within the Shoshone National Forest. The road has been temporarily closed to travel, as parts of the route are slipping away or … more

Free summer lunches available to area children

Starting Monday and continuing through July 27, Powell Valley Healthcare will be providing sack lunches at the Homesteader Park warming house/baseball concessions building from noon to 1 p.m. on weekdays. “It’s primarily for underserved … more

In Cody, Cheney reflects on 9/11

“9/11’s one of those days that everybody remembers,” Cheney told those in attendance. “Everybody pretty well knows where they were at that time, whether it was home, going to school or going to work. [It was] such a dramatic event that it … more

Despite objections, grizzly hunt set for fall

With little discussion, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission members approved the rules for the state’s first grizzly hunt in decades with a unanimous Wednesday vote. Commissioner Mike Schmid said people come to Wyoming because of the state’s … more
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