A spring visitor to Yellowstone National Park was recently fined, kicked out of the park and sentenced to jail time for getting too close to Steamboat Geyser.
Man to be jailed for approaching Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser
Looking to send a message to Yellowstone National Park visitors, a federal judge has levied some relatively stiff penalties on a young man who walked across one of the park’s thermal areas this …
Return of the dinosaurs: Proposed museum will celebrate Wyoming’s Jurassic history
As large crowds of onlookers toured the Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show in Powell, many were thrilled to be greeted by a life-size cast of an impressive camarasaurus head, once common to the …
Authorities suspect a woman drunkenly crashed her SUV in this rugged area east of Cody, despite her claims that it was the work of an unknown assailant.
Driver alleged to have drunkenly crashed vehicle off cliff outside Cody
A Cody woman told authorities a wild story on Saturday morning — reporting that an unknown assailant had knocked her unconscious the previous night and then pushed her vehicle off a cliff with …
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Josh Pomeroy (front left) and Trey Peterson (front right) finish planting a bur oak alongside (from left, in back) Cobee Cozzens, Eddie Walsh, Gabriel Villalobos, Zac Peterson and Wesson Warren. It was Saturday’s seventh and final planting through the Homesteader Roots program.
Volunteers plant seven new trees
Powell’s urban forest got a boost on Saturday, as a group of Boy Scouts and other volunteers with the Homesteader Roots program planted seven new trees. The dozen or so volunteers split …
From left, Anna Smith, Anne Aguirre, Justyce Engesser, Cayleigh Douzenis, Emma Christopherson, Kinsley Braten, Caitlin Belmont and Brittney Wambeke perform during Upstage Dance Academy’s fifth annual spring recital shows May 31 and June 1 at Powell High School.
‘Unstoppable,’ Upstage Academy holds its fifth annual spring recital
Upstage Dance Academy recently held its fifth annual spring recital with the theme “unstoppable.” “We were very excited to celebrate our fifth year together as a studio. We …
Kelly Simone
Simone eyes county as next step in public service to area
Kelly Simone has long been drawn to public service. The South Fork resident and Wyoming native has served on the Park County School District 6 board and is on the West Park Hospital board. Now, …
Scott Mangold
Mangold runs for one more commission term
A longtime voice of Powell wants four more years to finish off what he started on the Park County Commission. Scott Mangold has been the voice of Powell for decades, from his work as a part …
Park County Open Lands is hosting its second annual community picnic on Friday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Canal Park in Cody.
Park County Open Lands hosts community picnic
The community is invited to join Park County Open Lands for the 2nd Annual Community Picnic on Friday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m. This picnic will be a family friendly event with opportunities to meet …
Upcoming public meetings to address future highway projects
A series of annual public meetings is scheduled in July, August and September to address future highway and bridge improvement projects in northwest Wyoming. The State Transportation …
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Trey Stenerson (center) is flanked by his family as they were presented on the field as part of the Shrine Bowl festivities. From left are Tayli, Christy, Trey, Colby and Aubrie Stenerson.
Stenerson enjoys Shrine Bowl experience
Top talent from around Wyoming converged on Casper last week, as the 51st annual Shrine Bowl saw a resounding victory by the North squad 45-7 which included Powell’s Trey Stenerson as a …
Ryder Stewart slides into second base on a steal attempt during the home ‘C’ tournament this past weekend. Powell will look to rebound heading into the final month of the season after a tough start.
Young Pioneers fall in difficult home tourney
Playing four games over two days the Powell Pioneers ‘C’ team battled against several teams from around the state, but came up short in its home tournament. Powell started out in a …
Trevion Solberg dives back into first base after a pickoff attempt. Solberg was key for the Pioneers against Helena, going 3-4 and scoring twice in the 12-3 victory.
Finishing in the top spot in Billings
A strong weekend in Billings saw the Powell Pioneers come out on top, battling through   four days of contests to claim victory in the Buffalo Wild Wings Tournament. Powell defeated …
The good old boys
In early June the Good Old Boys continued to get out on the course, with the game of the week being 123CCC. In this game, teams use two net balls on par 3’s, three net balls on par …
Former Cowboy Akuel Kot (pictured) will be aiming for the South Sudan roster at the Paris Olympics this summer, while incoming transfer Touko Tainamo is in camp aiming for a spot on Finland’s roster.
UW’s Kot, Tainamo set sights on Olympic teams
The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is right around the corner and a current Cowboy in Touko Tainamo is in camp hoping for a roster spot with the Finnish National Team and later this month former Cowboy …
Staying home: Fisher signs to Northwest College
Opting to continue both her academic and athletic career at home, Aubree Fisher signed her Letter of Intent in May to play soccer for the Northwest College Trappers this fall. Fisher started …
Obituaries
Thomas August Lobstein was born on March 25, 1943 in Lapeer, Michigan to Raymond Lobstein and Doris Marie Robinet. He passed away on May 28, 2024 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tom grew up in …
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dennis Ray Williams, age 73, of Sheridan, Wyoming, on June 6, 2024. Dennis led a remarkable life, deeply devoted to his work in the motion …
Frederick (Fred) Herman Osborn, 82, passed away peacefully in his home in Powell on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Fred was born on April 18, 1942, in LaMoure, North Dakota to George and Margarette Osborn. …
Bruce Goswick passed away at the age of 76. He leaves behind Patty, his wife of 50 years, sons Todd and Corey, brother David, and sisters Colleen, Karen and Carol. A private family service will be …
Coleman Dean Killinger, born March 20, 1995, was killed in action serving in the Ukrainian military on March 15, 2024. The Powell High School grad served in the U.S. Navy and then started his …
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