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Fire guts Powell mobile home

The Powell Volunteer Fire Department was paged out at 6:56 p.m. to reports of a fully engulfed structure in the 800 block of east Seventh Street. The trailer’s resident, Cory White of Powell, said Monday that he was doing OK, all things … more

River cleanup brings out community on cold day

Fast forward to Saturday and the public access at the Belfry Bridge, in Cody, is pristine. Shelters for picnics and family gatherings built by community groups dot the shoreline and the banks of the Shoshone River are clear of litter — an inviting … more

Daylight saving bill: Powell lawmaker’s bid to end time change fails again

“I’m bringing my bill again in hopes that you guys all will see the light,” Laursen quipped in pitching his bill to his fellow legislators last week. The Powell Republican added that, “Many people despise changing the clock two times a … more

Fire destroys residence in rural Powell

“I come home, and the fire department is all over the place, and the house is in extreme flame, and that was it,” Goldberg said. “It was a big shock,” he said Tuesday. “I mean, it was a terrible shock.” No one was inside the home … more

Public meeting Tuesday for Absaroka Street Project

Representatives from the City of Powell and Engineering Associates will present the preliminary design of the proposed project, as well as answer any questions from the public. Streets Superintendent Gary Butts said property owners on Absaroka … more

Insane adventure: Ice climbing festival draws 300 to Shoshone National Forest falls

For those seeking insane adventure, climbing waterfalls in the middle of Wyoming’s harsh winter is the perfect ticket to free-flowing adrenaline. All of Novak’s work with the festival was done in an attempt to save it and to educate future … more

NWC athletes tackle their toughest opponent yet

The usually fun-loving and boisterous athlete was uncharacteristically quiet and sullen; Rodrigues knew something heavy weighed on his mind. “He’s usually this happy-go-lucky kid, but I just caught a weird vibe from him,” the coach … more

Hard water heroes: Powell team wins fifth ice fishing title in eight years

The team had caught a lot of fish, but mostly small cutthroat and rainbow trout. At 1:20 p.m. Terry’s pole bent. The favorite of the Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby could tell he had a nice fish. As the trophy finally appeared, all Terry could see was … more

County jail continuing to fill up

“We’re going to reach a point in the next five to 10 years where we’re going to have to do something, at this rate,” Steward told county commissioners last week. On an average day in 2017, the Park County Detention Center held 72 inmates … more

Bogus report of shooting evacuates hotel, forces police response

The Powell Police Department’s dispatch center received a call from a blocked number at 9:43 p.m., in which a male reported that two people had gone into the hotel and shot someone in the back of the head. The first officers arrived at the … more

Yellowstone via snowmobile

In an automobile, you’re insulated from the environment. You can roll up the windows, turn up the tunes and peer out the windows in reclining seats and simply enjoy the park’s landscapes and wildlife like a movie with a soundtrack. But on a … more

Trapper Radio replaced: License transferred to Wyoming Public Media

KNWT Trapper Radio, 89.1 FM, went silent last July, a casualty of budget cuts and the elimination of the college’s radio/TV broadcasting program in 2016. Attempts to transfer the license to Wyoming Public Media were initially hindered by a … more

Flu season ramping up

“The state and the county are seeing an uptick in flu,” said Dr. Aaron Billin of Powell Valley Healthcare, who also serves as Park County’s health officer. “We’re not seeing the severity they’re seeing in other states, but it may get … more

ExpressCare’s future unclear

“We’re looking at what to do with ExpressCare,” said PVHC Executive Director Terry Odom. “Volume in ExpressCare is half of what it was a couple years ago.” Two subcommittees are considering different options, Odom said. One is looking … more

Powell High School senior to represent Wyoming in U.S. Senate program

Hattie Pimentel is one of two students from the Cowboy State selected for the United States Senate Youth Program. “Each year, this extremely competitive merit-based program brings 104 of the most outstanding high school students ... to … more

New Cheney bill may add urgency to public lands initiative efforts

Cheney says she’s fighting frivolous lawsuits by environmental and conservation groups. “Everybody deserves a seat at the table, but I think we have to get to the point that we recognize that groups shouldn’t be able to use the court system … more

Nurse anesthetist reflects on a challenging and rewarding career

So, in 2002, he left his job as emergency room manager at Powell Valley Healthcare and moved to Madisonville, Kentucky, where he went to school at Murray State University to become a nurse anesthetist. Katz said he’d considered going into nurse … more

County wants to acquire drug smuggler’s former ranch, fishermen object

At a December meeting, commissioners said they would like to acquire the former Beartooth Ranch — which federal authorities seized from a drug smuggler roughly two decades ago — and some commissioners suggested selling the property to a private … more

College partnering with By Western Hands in Cody

Western functional art has a long history in the Cody area, beginning most notably with saddle maker, leather and silver worker Edward Bohlin and furniture maker Thomas Molesworth, both of whom helped develop and define the Western style in the … more

Public input sought on future of cutthroat trout

The Cody meeting was billed as a conversation with concerned citizens about the department’s conservation efforts for Yellowstone cutthroat trout. “This is truly the beginning of a conversation. We are starting tonight. We want your help in … more
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