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Wyoming Game and Fish mulls alternative sources of funding

Nearly 85 percent of the department’s revenue hinges on how many hunters and anglers purchase licenses and how much guns, ammo, boats or other equipment they buy. If you include grants from hunter and angler groups, the department relies on more … more

School threat: Middle schooler facing expulsion

Powell school and police officials say the potential threat — which also involved other students — was brought to their attention on Saturday and resolved. In a Tuesday afternoon statement, Park County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jay … more

Powell Valley Care Center earns five-star rating from Medicare

But the care center recently got more official recognition: Medicare awarded the nursing home five stars, reflecting an overall rating of “much above average.” The rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — which … more

Buildings at Clark ranch coming down

The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, which manages the state-owned property, recently granted separate permits allowing the citizens — Chris Kulesa of Clark and Harlee Cushman of Cody — to salvage and remove the former ranch house … more

Easter services planned at local churches

Local congregations will gather for a community Good Friday service at noon at Union Presbyterian Church, hosted by the Powell Ministerial Association. Pastor Shane Legler will preach at the community service. The ministerial association’s … more

Threat to middle school 'averted'; investigation continuing

In a Tuesday afternoon statement, Park County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jay Curtis said the threat was “found to be credible,” but “there is currently no threat to the safety of students and staff.” “Action has been taken, … more

Enzi says arming school staff should be local decision

Enzi, who visited the school on Friday, said he’s always voted for bills that uphold the Second Amendment. “Arming teachers — it isn’t quite that simple,” Enzi said. “That has to be a decision that’s made locally.” Wyoming’s … more

After difficult years, ‘conservative’ deer hunts

“We’re staying conservative,” said Tony Mong, Cody area wildlife biologist for the Game and Fish. Very difficult winter conditions during 2016-17 and poor fawn ratios for the past four years have resulted in herd units west of Powell being … more

Johnson Fitness Center renovation underway

During its meeting earlier this month, the NWC Board of Trustees approved $240,000 worth of major maintenance funding for the project — allowing work on the third and final phase of the center’s renovation to begin once Phase II concludes this … more

Park County entrepreneur is region's largest breeder of champion show pigs

As much as the animals themselves, she loves the intense competition. It all comes down to the last moment in a long project. “There’s no better feeling than shaking a judge’s hand for the win,” Scott said. “I get nervous but it’s … more

Growing up gardening

Korbyn’s flourishing garden features a variety of veggies and fruits, including tomatoes, kale, strawberries, peppers, spinach, raspberries, pumpkins, sunflowers, cucumbers and more. “Every year my garden gets bigger,” said Korbyn, who is a … more

Chasing wild horses: Armed with vaccinations, local officials seek to control growing populations

Joseph — a magnificent stallion of colonial Spanish descent — followed his mares, keeping a wary eye on the horizon. They were being pursued. Bill Pickett, natural resources program manager for Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, was … more

Rohrer to become principal of Powell Middle School

Beginning this summer, Rohrer will lead the school as its principal. “He has demonstrated for the past six years at Powell Middle School that he makes a positive difference in that school every day,” said Jay Curtis, superintendent of Park … more

Climbing expedition to Egypt becomes more for Wyoming writer

It identifies the climber as a pioneer: The first to accomplish and document a difficult route up a face of granite or a crag of mountain, where the risks and challenges often far outweigh even the most experienced climber’s patience and tenacity. … more

Powell company halts plans to raise sage grouse

Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds informed Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials last week that the egg hunt is off for the 2018 season. Located a few miles west of Powell, it was the only company to apply and be certified to raise the grouse. … more

Powell schools to adopt 4.5-day schedule beginning in August

A recent survey showed 88 percent of community members and staff favored early-release Fridays. To have that much support for an initiative “is almost unheard of,” said Jay Curtis, superintendent of Park County School District No. 1. “To … more

Heart Mountain district limiting access to canal roads

The traffic on the private canal roads has been growing and so have the problems, said Randy Watts, manager of the Heart Mountain district. As of April 5, travel by automobiles and ATVs on the roads will be considered trespassing and violators … more

At forum, public opinion split on arming school staff

What if an armed teacher or custodian is having a really bad day and snaps? What if an active shooter opens fire in a school and it takes law enforcement several minutes to arrive? What if an angry student gets their hands on a teacher’s … more

Northwest College board approves student housing cost increases

The college’s board of trustees approved the rate increases at Monday’s monthly board meeting, held at NWC’s Cody Center. The proposal set new rates for residence halls, non-traditional student housing and meal plans. Inflation, operating and … more

Apparent deal in Powell murder case

In a March 5 filing, Williamson’s court-appointed attorney, Tim Blatt, wrote that “this matter now appears ready for a change of plea and sentencing hearing at the court’s earliest convenience.” District Court Judge Bill Simpson set the … more
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