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‘Longmire’ rides in Cody

Craig Johnson reflects on TV show, future of beloved sheriff

It was on a recent trip abroad when Craig Johnson — author of the popular “Longmire” series of books and the television series it spawned — realized first-hand just how far-reaching his fictional Wyoming sheriff’s popularity had become.

With a 30-inch base in the last week of June, the owners of the Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area may look like genius entrepreneurs this year. The parking lot is overflowing with happy ski bums, and the vibe is good.

As superintendent of the Powell school district, Kevin Mitchell has made countless decisions, attended hundreds of meetings and kept a single focus: Doing what’s best for students.

The Powell school district recently tweaked its agreement with Montana to continue paying for the education of students living in Yellowstone National Park. Though the students in Mammoth Hot Springs will likely never set foot in a Powell school, they are part of Park County School District No. 1.

A Utah couple was injured after being “butted” by a bison this (Wednesday) morning in Yellowstone National Park, park officials say.

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.

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