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A Heart Mountain hike turned into a near-tragedy for a recent Powell High School graduate last week, as Jhett Schwahn was bitten by a rattlesnake near the mountain’s summit. It became a roughly … more
The 113th Park County Fair will arrive next week and with it will come carnival rides, fair food, a demolition derby and more. This year’s fair will be similar to years past with a few … more
A local conservative group is hosting a pair of candidate debates over the next two weeks, but a number of candidates won’t be participating. Greg Buchel of Park County Patriots — … more
Even as the COVID-induced explosion in outdoor recreation has slowed, exploring opportunities in the great outdoors remains a growing sector. The question Rebekah Burns posed to local business … more
Yellowstone National Park continues on its way to breaking the annual attendance record, based on preliminary data and breaking down monthly recreational attendance through June. The park hosted … more
Northwest College’s annual Paint the Town Red returns to downtown Powell on Friday, Aug. 23, from 4-10 p.m. Now in its seventh year, the event is free and open to everyone, with live music, … more
The Powell Library is in temporary quarters at the Park County Fairgrounds while work gets underway to build a new facility. And that will bring some disruptions to the library’s operations … more
A tourist sunk their SUV into one of Yellowstone National Park’s thermal features last week. The incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. on July 11, when the driver “inadvertently” … more
Although the lab at Powell Valley Healthcare is currently stocked with Type O blood, the concern for a shrinking supply of the most in-demand blood type for patients is shared by local hospital … more
Neither the Powell nor the Cody Albertsons stores would be sold as part of a planned divestiture related to the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger, the companies announced last week. If the … more
Bighorn Canyon is again offering guided kayak programs on Bighorn Lake. Programs will be held on the south district of the lake, near Lovell. The programs cover proper paddling techniques, … more
Thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, local residents are staying cooler this summer at the Powell Senior Center. The Wyoming Hunger Initiative awarded the nonprofit a $5,000 … more
Actress Tamlyn Tomita, a descendant of Heart Mountain incarcerees, will lead a presentation of Chey Yew’s play, “Question 27, Question 28,” about the experiences of the … more
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.31 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s survey of 494 stations … more
Two wildlife advocacy groups say they were muzzled last week when Wyoming officials talked, briefly, about reforms state officials have mulled after a case of wolf torment spurred international … more
In collaboration with many partners, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department invested more than $13 million in aquatic and terrestrial habitat projects in 2023. The projects are crucial for conserving … more
The Wyoming Department of Transportation was recently awarded a $1.62 million federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant for the Wind River Canyon Corridor … more
The National Park Service has awarded an $851,826 grant to the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation to continue restoring the historic root cellar built to store produce grown by incarcerated Japanese … more
The Park County Animal Shelter in Cody has cut half of its workforce to balance the books after seeing lower donations and governmental funding. Executive Director Jona Harris made the … more
An attempt to get a child to eat his vegetables allegedly escalated into physical abuse last month, leaving the boy with scabs and bruises on his cheeks. Investigators say it wasn’t the only … more
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