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CJ Baker

While Vice President Dick Cheney may draw mixed opinions across the United States, he remains extremely popular among local Republicans.

Police are planning a higher-profile presence in Powell schools over the coming days after a post containing a potential threat was circulated on social media on Monday.

“It is clear now that the social media posts were in fact a hoax,” Park County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jay Curtis said in a Monday night message to parents, adding, “At this time, there is no credible threat to the high school, nor any other school in our district.”

After a committee of local residents couldn’t agree on how the county’s two wilderness study areas should be managed, Park County commissioners decided to craft a plan of their own.

It often seems that if the words “public lands” appear in this newspaper, it’s in the context of some kind of controversy.

Three Colorado men are facing felony charges after allegedly attacking a Powell man and his brother with weapons on Saturday afternoon.

Oil and natural gas production and prices have bounced back in Wyoming. In Park County, it looks like our property tax base grew by perhaps 12 percent last year, spurred in large part by more mineral production, though also by rising home values.

Park County Commissioner Loren Grosskopf says he’s leaving the board at the end of the year, announcing Monday that he will not seek re-election.

Compared to most of their counterparts in Wyoming’s larger counties, Park County’s assessor, clerk, treasurer, clerk of district court, sheriff, coroner and county attorney have been underpaid.

Homes and other property values in Park County are generally on the rise.

“All in all, we’ve been steadily, gradually going up,” said County Assessor Pat Meyer.

After 18 years on the job, Park County Commissioner Tim French says he will not seek re-election this year.

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