Unemployment claims skyrocket in county
Like the rest of the state and country, Park County is experiencing a massive surge in unemployment claims as businesses are shut down …
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In the outdoors, keep your distance
With nothing but time on our hands and becoming more restless each day, most are looking for safe activities. The outdoors is the …
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Class of 2020 deserves graduation ceremony, Powell school officials say
The Class of 2020 is missing out on a lot of experiences, but graduation shouldn’t be one of them, Powell school officials say. …
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PVHC takes steps to address priorities of health assessment
Powell Valley Healthcare is pursuing an action plan based on the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, which was completed in …
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UW plans virtual graduation ceremony in May
The University of Wyoming will not hold its traditional spring commencement ceremonies in May, due to concerns about large gatherings …
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Department of Family Services offers tips for supporting children during stressful times
With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacting many aspects of daily life, the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) wants …
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Sheridan VA suspends face-to-face visits, including in Cody
Although there are currently no positive COVID-19 cases in the Sheridan VA Health Care System, system leaders have suspended …
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Free garden seeds being offered to public
Free garden seeds are being provided by Park County Extension, the Cody Conservation District and private donors to help residents …
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Land deal still on state’s radar amid COVID-19 outbreak
CHEYENNE — A lot has changed since Gov. Mark Gordon announced earlier this year that the state was exploring a deal to buy …
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Spring sports season canceled due to pandemic
Due to continuing concerns about COVID-19, there will be no spring sports season for the state’s prep athletes, the Wyoming High …
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Lady Trappers sign two for women’s basketball
With college classes suspended, college facilities closed and most high schools across the country also shuttered during the …
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Bohl making $100K gift to fund UW scholarships
University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl and his wife Leia are making a $100,000 gift to the University of Wyoming …
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Lady Trappers collar Region 9 basketball honors
Two freshmen on the Northwest College women’s basketball team were voted postseason honors by Region 9 coaches. Adela Smutna, …
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Powell athletes recognized for good sportsmanship
Five Powell High School athletes were recently recognized for exemplary conduct and good sportsmanship. The Wyoming High School …
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Still hope of a spring sports season, AD says
Efforts aimed at curtailing the new coronavirus have derailed the spring sports season for local athletes indefinitely, but hope …
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Obituaries
Lawrence Everett Davis, Jr. Lawrence Everett Davis, Jr. was called home to our Lord on April 4, 2020, peacefully in his home in Powell. He exceeded the odds and lived a long, happy life in spite of many health issues. Larry was …
Charlie Chelberg On March 31, 15 days after his 88th birthday, Charlie (Charles) Chelberg joined his heavenly family. Charlie was born on March 16, 1932, in Loveland, Colorado, to Dan and Gladys Chelberg. He had an …
George Waggoner One part artist, one part military man, George Waggoner was an enigma. He wove these two threads into the blanket of his life, which he threw onto the back of his horse under a saddle and rode off …
Ronald Parrino Ronald Parrino, 72, of Powell, received his wings at his home on March 26, 2020. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on Feb. 17, 1948, born one of four children, to Anthony Parrino and Esther …
Dwight M. Blood Dwight M. Blood passed away on March 23, 2020, after a brief illness, at Sagewood at Daybreak, South Jordan, Utah, where he had been living the past two years. Dwight was born Sept. 17, 1932, in …
Travel Guide — 2019 Check out our 2019 Travel Guide to Powell and the Greater Yellowstone Area.
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    • Huffing and puffing for memory

      If anyone has noticed me huffing and puffing up the trails and tracks below Heart Mountain, rest assured I’ve had good reason. The brisk …

    • Saving America’s rural hospitals

      These are extraordinarily challenging times for the nation’s hospitals and health care workers. In just a couple of months, the …

    • Viruses galore

      Every year we’re told we could possibly get influenza, but during this cold and flu season, we are being bombarded by media hacks over one …

    • God is in the saddle

      I read recently of a man who made the following quote, “Things are in the saddle and ride mankind.” I would agree that things are …