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Park County commissioners and the mayors of Powell and Cody have joined with Meeteetse leaders to oppose a proposed redistricting plan that would split the Meeteetse area between two state lawmakers’ districts.

December 20, 2011 9:21 am

Transfer station gets thumbs down

The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission is unconvinced that the benefits of the city of Powell’s proposed garbage transfer station outweigh its impacts to nearby residents.

The planning commission voted unanimously last week to recommend Park County commissioners deny the city’s request to rezone its property near the intersection of Lane 9 and Road 7 from transitional to industrial zoning. A rezone and special use permit are needed for the city to build and operate the proposed 8,000 square foot indoor transfer station at the site.

An Indiana woman may have sent the mass mailing that disparaged Cody surgeon Jimmie Biles last year, but it was a competing surgeon who was behind the effort, say Biles’ attorneys.

In a suit filed last week in Wyoming’s federal district court, Dr. Biles claims that Dr. John H. Schneider Jr., a Billings/Cody-area neurosurgeon, and his wife Michelle Schneider, came up with and paid for the flyer mailed to thousands of Big Horn Basin residents in December 2010.

Biles’ attorneys sued Lisa S. Fallon of Fishers, Ind., in September for defamation and other torts for sending out the flyer, but claimed she was acting on behalf of someone else.

An energy company has halted plans to drill a well inside the Shoshone National Forest’s boundary northwest of Clark — at least temporarily.

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson has some advice for Americans sick of a federal government deadlocked on how to reduce its $15 trillion debt.

County attorney finds Cody officer acted appropriately in October incident

A Cody police officer had no other options when he fatally shot 34-year-old Jared Christen on Oct. 11, says Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric.

Christen emerged from his home’s basement that night extremely drunk and firing rounds from a semi-automatic rifle, bringing a violent end to a standoff with officers who originally sought to speak with him about alleged domestic abuse, says a summary of the incident composed by Skoric.

Five months later, the owners of a Willwood home destroyed by an explosion still are waiting to see whether their insurance claim will be paid and if a cause of the blast can be determined.

December 01, 2011 8:54 am

Lady Panthers begin defining process

The quest to define the 2011-2012 version of the Lady Panthers basketball teams starts this weekend.

The Powell High School squad begins its season with three weekend games in Buffalo, playing in the East-West Invitational.

The city of Powell’s proposal for a planned garbage transfer station came under fire at the Park County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last week.

A new Wyoming law that eliminated suspected drunk drivers’ right to refuse a blood test has already been used to aid prosecution of several repeat offenders in Park County.