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CJ Baker

Searchers found the wreckage of a private plane on a North Fork mountain Monday morning and the two occupants are presumed to be dead.

The plane carrying pilot Robert L. Zimmerman, 84, of Huntsville, Ala., and his 86-year-old brother, Ward H. Zimmerman of Seattle, is believed to have crashed on May 6 as they attempted to fly from Cody to Twin Falls, Idaho.

Dangerous avalanche conditions put a crimp in the opening day of the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park .

Yellowstone officials temporarily closed the east gate for roughly three hours on Friday because of "avalanche activity" in Sylvan Pass, a few miles inside the park's eastern boundary. Travelers should call 307-344-2117 for updates on the road's status.

Plans for a new multi-use facility at the Park County Fairgrounds are coming into a sharper focus.

The Park County Commission on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a preliminary vision for the $2.6 million building that was presented by Plan One Architects.

Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed in connection with a Northwest College student’s fatal fall from a Denver hotel balcony last month.

The Wyoming Supreme Court has clarified Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric’s job description — saying he needs to take a leading role in protecting the safety and rights of mentally ill patients held against their will.

The best place for a new multi-use facility at the Park County Fairgrounds is right on top of the old exhibit halls it will replace, county officials decided last week.

The spot “gives you something right in the heart” of the grounds, Plan One Architects Vice President Dan Odasz told Park County commissioners, fair board members and staff on April 1.

Cody police are asking for the public's help to identify a man suspected of stealing roughly $1,600 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Saturday.

Law enforcement agencies simulate emergencies at old high school  

Powell’s old high school got one more use as a place of learning this month — though of an entirely different kind.

Law enforcement officers from the Powell Police Department, Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management used the soon-to-be-demolished school as a three-story training ground on March 12 and 19.

A former Northwest College employee who faced an investigation — an unfair one, she has said — into allegations she misused college funds has been appointed to the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Members of the Park County Republican Party narrowly decided not to censure a Cody state senator at their bi-annual convention.

A majority of the Republican convention delegates in attendance — 32 out of 58 — voted to reprimand state Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, for actions they say don’t reflect the party’s will. However, the resolution came up seven votes short because — given the extraordinary nature of the measure — party members had decided it would take a two-thirds majority to censure the seven-term senator.

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