Powell schools seeing fewer COVID infections
A late summer and autumn surge in cases of COVID-19 appears to have subsided, with the number of active infections and …
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Backpack Blessings launches virtual pie sale fundraiser
This December’s virtual fundraising appeal by Backpack Blessings of Powell is themed, “Pie in the Sky with — not …
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Upcoming talk to cover ‘10 Years of Bird Poop and Other Stuff’
It was 10 years ago that the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Museum launched its Raptor Experience and an upcoming talk …
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Sounds of the season: Christmas concerts return
After a quiet December in 2020, the sounds of the season will return this year in an array of holiday concerts, with classic carols, …
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West to host Holiday Open House
This year’s Holiday Open House, an annual tradition in the Cody area, brings a weekend of free admission to the Buffalo Bill …
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Wyoming Humanities awards more than $135,000 in grants
Wyoming Humanities recently awarded tens of thousands of dollars to organizations across the state through an initiative of the …
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Wyoming GOP votes to rebuke lawmakers rather than Powell committeeman
Wyoming Republican Party leaders recently decided not to rebuke a Park County official who wrote an obscene email to state Sen. Tara …
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Basin’s outdoor recreation groups meet next week
The Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation facilitates several outdoor recreation collaboratives convened throughout the state by …
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Unemployment falls as people leave workforce
CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday that the …
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Trappers finish road trip 2-1
The early season gauntlet has proven to be a roller coaster for the Trapper men’s basketball team. The team recently played …
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NWC wrestling recovers with bye week
Injuries have depleted an already small roster for the Trapper wrestling team as they continue to navigate their way through the early …
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Trappers show growth in Montana
A slow start to the season saw the Trapper women’s basketball team winless heading into a recent three-game road trip through …
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NWC’s Roswadovski named Region IX Freshman of the Year
Coming into the season, Peyton Roswadovski was not expecting to come out among so many freshmen and players in Region IX as the …
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Seven Panthers earn All-State
The Panther football came into this season with high expectations and a number of players stepped up with strong individual seasons. …
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Panther JV volleyball enjoys successful year
A season filled with bumps, bruises and frustrations led to a lot of smiles for the Panther junior varsity team, as they finished …
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Obituaries
Markum Kenneth Blasdell Markum Kenneth Blasdell passed away on Sept. 26, 2021, in Powell. He was born on June 8, 1959, to Roy and Evelyn (Overman) Blasdell.  Mark was an active member of the National Rifle …
Richard Alberta Jr.  Richard Alberta Jr. 88, of Clark, died peacefully Nov. 20, 2021, at the Spirit Mountain Hospice, in Cody. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, and our family will forever miss his laugh …
Amelia Paine Amelia Paine, 92, of Cody, passed away on Nov. 20, 2021. Services are pending with Ballard Funeral Home.
Steven 'Steve' Shultz Steven “Steve” Michael Shultz, 69, of Cody, passed away Nov. 8, 2021, from complications of COVID-19. He was born June 5, 1952, in Sidney, Nebraska, to Dean and Dolly Shultz. Steve …
Diana Gail (Miller) Fulton Diana Gail (Miller) Fulton, was born on Nov. 30, 1966, to Nancy (Murdock) Miller and Carnie D. Miller. She passed away on Nov. 14, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father. Diana loved life …
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