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What started as an attempt to check on a man’s well-being Sunday night turned into a drug bust for Powell police.

One year after the historic return of the black-footed ferret to Meeteetse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released 13 more of the endangered species on the Pitchfork Ranch.

“I have had enough rain. I don’t need any more for a while.”

That was an understatement coming from Cheri Benander, formerly of Powell, who now lives in Texas, in the area hit hard by rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

David Williamson is alleged to have shot his wife Shirley early Saturday morning south of Powell, then called his son.

It all started as a family project 22 years ago. But then the tiny enterprise grew larger than they dared dream. Now a rural Powell business, Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds, LLC, has a seat at the table in a national debate about sage grouse and has a chance to make history.

Schools undergo security upgrades

Powell schools are getting new security upgrades in an effort to keep kids safe.

Schools will be equipped with cameras, secure entrances and electronic sign-in systems for visitors.

Authorities suspect a 64-year-old man murdered his wife at the couple's rural Powell home over the weekend.

Local roads being fog sealed

Park County road and bridge crews will begin fog sealing some Powell area roads starting today (Monday).

Lane 9 will be up first, followed by lanes 10, 11, 15 and 17 and Road 17.

The Bureau of Land Management says a spark from a citizen’s metal grinder started last year’s Whit Fire west of Cody — and says that person could potentially be held responsible for the millions of dollars that it cost to suppress it.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Powell woman at a home on Lane 11, south of town.

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