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Arizona convict nabbed in Meeteetse

U.S. Marshals apprehend Arizona prison break convict in Meeteetse Monday

One of two escaped convicts from an Arizona prison, also suspected in the murder of an elderly Oklahoma couple last week, was captured without incident in Meeteetse early Monday morning.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Tracy Province, 42, was arrested at 6:20 a.m. Monday. He was carrying a handgun and a hitch-hiking sign saying “Casper.”

Colors in the clouds

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Hot air balloon flights went smoothly early Friday morning at the Wild West Balloon Festival in Cody, except for a minor speed bump when one balloon hit a powerline (no injuries occurred). Tribune photo by Kevin Kinzley

Barefoot Bandit' tied to Cody

DNA evidence places suspect in area

The shoeless Washington state teenager infamous for thefts of planes and automobiles across the United States has been tied to a summer burglary and auto theft in Cody.

On Tuesday, Cody Police were told that DNA recovered from a vehicle stolen in Cody on June 13 matched that of Colton Harris-Moore's, a.k.a. the “Barefoot Bandit,” said a release from the police department.

Woman's death under investigation

Coroner awaiting results of toxicology test

Powell police are investigating the death of a woman who died at a local residence early this week.

Powell dispatch received a 911 call at 8:30 a.m. Monday reporting an unresponsive female and a male with a possible broken leg at the house in the 300 block of N. Bent St.

Prison escapee appears in court

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Park County Sheriff's Department officers escort Arizona prison escapee Tracy Province out of the Park County circuit courtroom, following his Tuesday morning extradition hearing. Tribune photo by CJ Baker

Captured convict doesn't contest extradition

A prison escapee captured in Meeteetse Monday opted not to contest his extradition back to Arizona at a hearing in Park County's Circuit Court in Cody Tuesday morning.

During a brief hearing, Tracy Allen Province, 42, told Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters he would waive his right to contest extradition.

Mediation efforts begin at NWC

Facilitator to visit campus this week

Efforts to resolve conflicts at Northwest College are under way, with mediator Pam Fisher making her first visit to the campus on Wednesday and Thursday.

Fisher held a teleconference with a mediation task force on May 27, and contacts, interaction and preparation have continued since then, said NWC President Paul Prestwich.

Sugar beet council vows to find way to continue to produce genetically modified crop

A federal judge has revoked the government's approval of genetically altered sugar beets until regulators complete a more thorough review of how the scientifically engineered crops affect other food.

The ruling issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White means sugar beet growers won't be able to use the modified seeds after harvesting the Roundup Ready beets already planted on more than 1 million acres spanning 10 states from Michigan to Oregon, including Wyoming and Montana. All the seed comes from Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Don't let anyone tell you the primary election isn't important.

Many key 2010 races will shaped — if not determined — by today's (Tuesday's) primary election.

Old PHS pool demolished

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Debris fills the shallow end of the old Powell High School swimming pool last week as demolition of the natatorium/auditorium began. The project is being carried out by Wyoming Demolition of Sheridan, which has 90 days to complete the project, according to Randy Warnke, foreman of the project. The Powell Lady Panthers began practice Monday in the new Powell Aquatic Center, which will host its first PHS home swim meet when Buffalo visits Powell on Aug. 28. Tribune photo by Don Amend

Whether a group of monks can build a 145,000-square-foot monastery on a ranch outside of Meeteetse remains uncertain following a public hearing Tuesday night.

Dozens of Park County residents gathered at the courthouse hearing, overflowing into the hallway and voicing both opposition and support for the Carmelite monks' monastery plans.

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