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June Fire grows to 2,000 acres

Drone shuts down firefighting aircraft during critical operations

A wildfire on the North Fork grew to 2,000 acres by Wednesday night.

Closing the trap

Researchers wrap up work in Natural Trap Cave

The final specimens have been removed and the huge iron gate on Wyoming’s nationally renowned Natural Trap Cave will be securely locked on Saturday — possibly for decades.

Bent Street bridge to close for 45 days

WYDOT to close bridge for repairs beginning July 31

The bridge that spans Garland Canal on Bent Street, just south of Coulter Avenue, will be closed for repairs beginning July 31 and running into mid-September. That’s so the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Bridge Department can rehabilitate the deck of the bridge, said City of Powell Streets Superintendent Gary Butts.

Crews are working to put out a wildfire that, after starting small on Tuesday, grew quickly on Wednesday in the North Fork area of the Shoshone National Forest.

Miniature wagon wheel starts big hobby

After getting a new drill press, Scott Lee of Powell decided to put it to the test by making a miniature wagon wheel.

As summer heats up, the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park echoes with the sound of chainsaws chewing through wood. After 100 square miles of the park burned last year — the most since 1988 — the Wildland Fire Management Program team has kicked into high gear, preparing for the inevitable.

A chunk of vacant land north of Powell has been formally incorporated into the city by the Powell City Council, helping set the stage for future development.

A Cody psychiatrist is back in jail after he allegedly got drunk and crashed his bicycle — disobeying orders from two different judges to stay away from alcohol.

Routine maintenance revealed water damage

One of Northwest College’s residence halls will get an unplanned makeover this summer, with water damage significant enough to warrant closing the building for the 2017-18 school year.

From Peru to Yellowtail

Herder and goats helping state fight invasive weeds

Out in the heat, amongst rattlesnakes and more skeeters than most people can stand, a Peruvian man named Elvis and his constant companion, a Welsh collie named Pepsi, tend to 450 nannies and their kids.

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