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Crandall logging to thin budworms

It’s a tough time to be a tree in the Shoshone National Forest.

Spruce beetles, Douglas-fir beetles, mountain pine beetles, mistletoe and Comandra rust have all been taking a toll on the forest’s vegetation. However, it’s now the western spruce budworm ravaging trees in the Sunlight/Crandall area.

Powell man gets probation for assaulting wife

Persuaded by evidence that the crime may have been due to brain injuries, a judge has put a Powell man on probation for severely beating his wife in 2015.

Tuesday marked the first meeting of the new year for the Powell City Council, but it may have also marked the last meeting for Mayor Don Hillman for a few months.

Insurer calls award ‘truly excessive’

Rejecting the defense’s claims that the verdict was too large, a judge has upheld a jury’s nearly $2.3 million award to two Meeteetse men who were injured in a 2010 crash.

Photo reaches more than 400,000 on Facebook

It looked like a scene from Old MacDonald’s farm instead of a McDonald’s drive-thru.

In the search for a new superintendent to lead Powell schools, the bar is set “very, very high.”

Those are the words of Brian Farmer, executive director of the Wyoming School Boards Association, who is helping Park County School District No. 1 as it replaces outgoing Superintendent Kevin Mitchell.

As an avid skier and photographer, Kathy Lichtendahl of Clark had an idea for a photo and story package she hoped to publish in a photography magazine sometime in the future.

But “sometime” came much faster than she expected.

With only about 330 residents, it’s unlikely that the Town of Meeteetse could have raised its sewer rates high enough to replace its aging sewage lagoons.

Deep snow in the Cody area prompted a massive herd of antelope to migrate into the Whistle Creek area north of Emblem recently.

Sent to look for a possibly drunk driver, Powell police instead found a stolen vehicle and evidence of stolen identities during a Friday night traffic stop.

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