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Search crews found the body of a 53-year-old Illinois man on Friday in Yellowstone National Park, concluding he apparently died in a fall in a mountainous area near the park's North Entrance.

If you have an interest in Park County's libraries and museums, now would be a good time to speak up.

The consolidation of the Powell Economic Partnership and the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce continues to move forward with the hiring of a visitor center coordinator.

A flood watch is in effect for the North and South Forks of the Shoshone River west of Cody through Sunday, and the Greybull River has spilled over its banks near Meeteetse.

“The rivers are definitely full and raging,” said Park County Engineer Brian Edwards.

Toothy fish gets special attention

Game and Fish studies best water temps for sauger

A team of Wyoming’s top fisheries biologists gathered in a makeshift laboratory on the banks of the Big Horn River with one goal on their minds: finding the best sauger in the state to participate in an experiment.

The fish weren’t willing participants.

‘Once in a lifetime’

Teacher captures photo of ‘posing’ bear cubs

When a school bus full of Powell fifth-graders recently drove through Chief Joseph Pass, two bear cubs paused to watch, resting their paws on the guardrail.

Bear caught on Heart Mountain last week

A recent post on Facebook showed a picture of a “grizzly” that was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 310 near Warren, Montana, north of Frannie. The post stated, “[Too] many bears — watch out Big Horn Mountains!!”

A local woman caught dealing methamphetamine last year avoided prison time for the crimes, but she now faces the possibility of losing her car and more than $20,000 in cash found in her apartment.

(AP) — Warm temperatures have already accelerated runoff flows in smaller streams and creeks this week and the levels of major central and western rivers are expected to rise quickly as well. The National Weather Service posted a flood watch for the Shoshone, Big Wind, Green and Little Wind rivers effective this (Friday) morning through Sunday night.

Hidden in the hardscrabble margins near Heart Mountain and on Polecat Bench is a special bird: the long-billed curlew. And one man has dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of this threatened species.

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