Bill aims to repeal gun free zones
Permitted adults may soon be able to carry concealed firearms on public K-12 and college property and at school sanctioned sporting events if House Bill 125 passes. The bill also allows …
Park County Republican Party State Committeewoman Karen Jones visits with fellow GOP members during the party’s Feb. 3 caucuses at Homesteader Hall at the Park County Fairgrounds. Party members will gather again at the fairgrounds on Saturday, for their biennial convention.
Republicans to debate at Saturday convention
Leaders of the Park County Republican Party will gather Saturday to set the party’s official stances on the issues and weigh in on their presidential nominee. The local party’s …
Woman caught with large amount of marijuana receives probation
When Tina M. Love traveled to Powell last summer to visit her family, the disabled Oregon resident brought along a couple pounds of marijuana and THC-infused edibles she’d bought at …
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Commissioners address properties after neighbor complaints
In the last few months the Park County commissioners have tried to address concerns from neighbors at a couple of properties in the county that have excess vehicles parked onsite and materials some, …
Amelia Kousoulos imagines herself on a beach in Hawaii during Make-A-Wish week Feb. 12-16. One of the week’s dress up days was beach and Hawaiian day.
Funding dreams: Powell High School continues to raise money for Make-A-Wish
Roughly $7,000 is enough to make one child’s wish come true. “The goal this year was to raise at least two wishes, so the state told us that about $7,000 will grant one wish,” …
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Suspect in murder-for-hire case remains jailed
A judge has again rejected a Cody woman’s request to be released from jail as she awaits trial on an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Wendy D. Coe has been held in the Park County Detention …
Vigil Friday night in Cody in honor of slain Sheridan officer
A community vigil is being held 6 p.m. Friday in Cody for prayer, remembrance and support for the family of Sheridan Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Feb. 13. He …
Work on new traffic light starts next week in Cody
Drivers heading into Cody from Powell should be prepared to slow down: Work to install a traffic light at Big Horn Avenue’s intersection with Blackburn Street is slated to begin next week. …
Cody Regional Health’s Sterile Processing Department reopens Monday, complete with state-of-the-art sterile flooring and other added features.
Cody Regional Health to open revamped Sterile Processing Department on Monday
CODY — Cody Regional Health is set to reopen its Sterile Processing Department (SPD) on March 4, 2024, marking the culmination of an extensive 10-month remodel. This renovation is a significant …
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Kinley Cooley set a pair of school records in the final indoor track meet of the regular season, setting new standards in the 1600 and 3200.
Records rewritten: More indoor track records broken before state
Indoor track records continue to fall for the Powell Panther program, as more individual records were broken at the Sheridan Invite hosted in Gillette last Thursday. Two of those records came …
Charity stripe contrast: Trapper men split final home contests
Free throws were the difference in the final home games for the Northwest College men’s basketball team, losing 93-84 to Casper College last Wednesday before defeating Western Wyoming 83-75 on …
Kamalani Anitielu and the Trappers fell short in their final two home contests and will need a road win over Gillette College on Saturday afternoon for a chance at a home play-in game.
Disappointing defeats at home
Rebounding proved to be the difference in the final two home games for the Trappers, as they fell short against Casper College 72-64 last Wednesday and lost a second half lead to Western Wyoming …
NWC wrestling heads to nationals
Eight Northwest College wrestlers have made their way to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to take part in the NJCAA Wrestling Championships on Friday and Saturday. Half of the Trapper wrestlers are top 10 …
Jimmy Dees (top) pinned Riverton’s Ryan Watson in the championship bout at 215 pounds on Saturday, capping off a 31-1 season in his final year as a Panther.
Dominant Dees: PHS senior pins to state title
Jimmy Dees walked onto the mat Saturday at the state wrestling championship match in Casper wearing a shoulder brace — a remnant from the injury that derailed his attempt at a title last year …
The Powell Panthers pose with their trophy after placing fourth at the state tournament in Casper. From left: Coach Cody Kalberer, Wyatt Nicholson, Jonathan Harms, Cody Seifert, Doug Bettger (behind), Talon Nuss, Mitchel Wainscott, Wyatt Heffington (behind), McKale Foley, Patrick Haney (behind), Jimmy Dees, Jacob Eaton (behind), Gabriel Whiting, Tyler Wenzel, Chevy Hill, Dusty Carter and coach Nick Fulton. Jeremy Harms and coach Juston Carter are not pictured.
Every point counts: Panthers battle to fourth place
Every single point mattered for the Powell Panther boys’ wrestling team at the state tournament this past weekend, as Jimmy Dees’ pin in the championship match gave the Panthers a top …
Obituaries
Bobbie Cloninger entered into eternal rest on Feb. 24, 2024, at her home in Powell, Wyoming. Barbara Ann was born to Carl and Hazel (DeVoss) Burgener on Dec. 10, 1941, in Powell, Wyoming. She was the …
Stuart Bennett Eckhardt, 76, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana after a brave battle following complications from heart surgery. …
On Feb. 19, 2024, Shirley Mae Cox, 98,  passed away peacefully at the Powell Valley Care Center where she had been a resident for only one week. While so many of her relatives and …
Barbara “Bobbie” Ann Cloninger passed away on Feb. 24, 2024 at her home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic …
Elbie L. Farlow, a longtime resident of Cody, Wyoming passed away peacefully at Spirit Mountain Hospice House on Monday, Feb. 19. Elbie was born on May 18, 1937 in Kansas. He moved to Cody with his …
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