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CJ Baker

Last year’s oil and gas downturn means fewer property taxes now

Park County’s schools, cities, fire departments, cemeteries and other tax districts expect to collect nearly $45.5 million in property taxes this year — about $16.5 million (26 percent) less than last year.

Would you pay an extra 1 percent of sales tax to fund $13.68 million worth of new bridges, sewage systems and other infrastructure around Park County? Local voters will answer that question in November’s general election.

As he looks over the 18 players out for the Powell High School golf team this fall, coach Troy Hildebrand is more excited than he’s been in years.

Park County voters didn’t appear particularly interested in this year’s primary election.

A total of 6,750 county residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s election — the fewest since 2008.

Made first court appearance Tuesday on theft allegations

Cody area Republicans ousted embattled lawmaker Sam Krone in Tuesday’s primary election.

While no races will officially be decided in today’s (Tuesday’s) primary election, some may be all but determined by the results and many others will be re-shaped by them.

There’s clearly little love lost between Republican Congressional candidates Leland Christensen and Liz Cheney.

In differentiating themselves from their opponents, five of the Republican candidates for Wyoming’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives didn’t pull many punches at a Wednesday night forum in Cody.

More than $55,000 has been poured into local races for the Park County commission, state Legislature and for Powell and Cody mayor, new campaign finance reports say.

At forums in Powell and Cody over the past week, the five Republican candidates for the Park County Commission made different cases for why they’re the best choice for two available seats.

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