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Periodic one-hour and three-hour closures of the highway through the Wind River Canyon are planned in the afternoons and evenings today (Wednesday) and Thursday.

Feds delist grizzly bear

Some see decision as premature, others as overdue

More than four decades after listing it as an endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday the delisting of the grizzly bear.

William “Bill” Simpson, a longtime civil and defense attorney in Cody, has been tabbed as Park County’s next district court judge.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Simpson’s appointment as a Fifth Judicial District Court judge on Friday.

Nearly three and a half years after Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres’ mutilated body was found in Badger Basin, the criminal cases against the three people implicated in his murder have come to end.

Dog nurses lamb back to health

The orphan lamb had taken a turn for the worse — until a mama dog came to its rescue.

Oakley, a miniature Australian shepherd, had noticed the little lamb was not doing very well.

(AP) — Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the area around Yellowstone National Park will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

CEO Rullman addresses unmanned aircraft with local pilots, airport board

Powell Municipal Airport leaders are mulling how they can safely become one of the first airports in the country to allow planes and unmanned aerial vehicles to operate simultaneously.

Eyewitness accounts sought for investigation

A motorcycle crash closed U.S. Highway 14-A for more than 30 minutes on Tuesday morning. While traffic was stopped, a helicopter landed on the highway between Powell and Cody and evacuated the injured motorcyclist.

Park County commissioners say they will not help build a grizzly bear-deterring fence around the county’s Cody landfill unless environmental groups match their contribution, dollar-for-dollar. That “challenge” from the commission appeared to be dead on arrival.

Terry Odom to stay on as permanent CEO

A 25-year-old partnership between Powell Valley Healthcare and its management company is coming to an end.

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