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Pay for public servants ranges from nothing to six figures

Pay for the positions that will appear on local residents’ ballots this year varies widely. Serving as a member of Wyoming’s Congressional delegation, for instance, brings a standard salary of $174,000, while local city council members — who … more

Local legislators talk new revenue sources

That, and making Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming a toll road, were two of the revenue possibilities brought up at a recent legislative forum at Northwest College. Three local state legislators — Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, Rep. Dan … more

For killing wife, Powell man receives 18- to 20-year sentence

Williamson received an 18- to 20-year prison sentence on Tuesday. He testified that Shirley, who was blind and suffering from severe paranoia, had asked him to shoot her. “Did you love Shirley, on Aug. 26, 2017, when you took her life?” … more

New hotel could include city-owned conference center

At its June 4 meeting, the city council will be asked to submit an application for a “community readiness” grant of up to $3 million from the State of Wyoming; the grant program is administered by the Wyoming Business Council. The money would … more

Necole Hanks named Powell’s top teacher

The assembly, which had been announced as being for another purpose, was instead to honor Hanks as the Park County School District No. 1 Teacher of the Year. Hanks described it as the cap to an “emotional weekend” that included her daughter … more

NWC trustees begin budget discussions, look to the future

After weathering some financial storms the past few years, the state’s budget projections are showing signs of stabilizing statewide — and there are even signs of modest growth in some areas. While the budget process is just beginning at NWC, … more

Former Powell Mayor Jim Milburn dies

Milburn was born May 13, 1938, and was a member of the Powell High School Class of 1956. A lifelong resident of Powell, Milburn brought that perspective to the mayor’s office. Former Powell City Council president Lloyd Snyder has fond … more

Vice President Cheney to headline Republican dinner

When Cheney was announced as the headliner for the Park County Republican Party’s biggest annual fundraiser — Friday’s Lincoln Day Dinner — party officials sold $13,000 worth of tickets in just the first week of sales. In Geri … more

Potential threat to PHS deemed a hoax; investigation ongoing

Curtis said school officials requested a “heightened law enforcement presence” as a precaution. “I understand that this may cause a sense of fear, but I want to ensure our families that we are taking every precaution to keep our students … more

Doula collective forms in Powell

But there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about doulas. Some people mistakenly think a doula has the same role as a midwife, who delivers the baby. While doulas stay with women throughout labor and delivery, they provide non-clinical … more

Grizzly hunts: Final details to be decided in Lander on Wednesday

A large crowd is expected as commissioners hear testimony on both sides. “The issue is polarized. A lot of people are adamantly opposed the hunting grizzlies,” said Daniel Thompson, Wyoming Game and Fish Department large carnivore section … more

Commissioners call for no new wilderness in McCullough Peaks, High Lakes areas

On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously called for federal legislation that could lead to more vehicle trails in the McCullough Peaks area while generally protecting the recreational activities that have been taking place there and at the High Lakes … more

Sister and brother receive highest honors at Powell High School

Over the past four years at Powell High School, their hard work has paid off — whether it’s building a robot, studying for calculus exams or applying for scholarships. The siblings have been recognized with numerous national and state awards, … more

Country singer Easton Corbin to headline 2018 Park County Fair

Corbin is the headliner for the 2018 fair and will take the Main Grandstand stage in Powell on Wednesday, July 25. Known for his traditional country sound and authentic lyrics, Corbin’s debut album in 2010 led to the back-to-back hits “A … more

Wetzel, Mangold seek re-election

Meanwhile, Councilman Eric Paul says he will not seek re-election and Councilman Tim Sapp is undecided. Wetzel is seeking to continue filling the unexpired term of the late Mayor Don Hillman, while Mangold will be running for a full term on the … more

Investing in a future for disabled hunters

On shore, tracks from deer, elk, pronghorn and an occasional grizzly have been pressed in rich mud between rocks crudely polished over millennia by the rush of snow melt from surrounding peaks. Golden eagles and hawks patrol the skies … more

Golden research: Studies by museum staff to be highlighted in new exhibition

Ten years of research has led up to Monarch of the Skies: The Golden Eagle in Greater Yellowstone and the American West at the Draper Natural History Museum. Behind the Draper and the golden eagle research is Dr. Charles R. Preston, senior curator … more

NWC student, French visitors killed in wreck south of Meeteetse

Kolten S. Moss, 18, of Laramie, and Ib R. Jensen, 75, and Elsebeth F. Jensen, 72, both of Cannes, France, died at the scene of the crash at 12:10 p.m., according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Moss was a freshman at NWC, where he competed on the … more

Authorities charge Colorado men after armed attack in Powell

The Powell man was reportedly “pistol-whipped” with a handgun during the fight, suffering a roughly 1-inch gash to his forehead and later was taken to the hospital. Sergio Figueroa, 27, Ramon Figueroa, 25, and Fernando Trejo, 24, have each … more

Gate opens: New entrance chief greets thousands on opening weekend

First in line at the gate, Nancy Gilmore, an employee in academic affairs at Northwest College in Powell, and friends Cassandra Luckett and Venda Shick were all smiles as gate employee Kimberly Kain swung the gate open. “We got here at a … more
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