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CJ Baker

Former Montana realtor never paid back investments

A former Red Lodge, Mont., developer has been ordered to pay more than $368,000 to two Powell couples who, according to court findings, were defrauded by her.

The city of Powell didn’t have to look far for its new police chief.

Powell Police Sgt. Roy Eckerdt was informed on Monday afternoon that he would be the department’s new chief come January.

New director instead of manager

Things are going to be done a little differently at the Park County Fair.

The Park County Fair Board announced this month that it has overhauled the way the fairgrounds are run and maintained.

A proposed Cody equestrian center found support last week with a group of around 50 people involved with horse and youth activities.

A 34-year-old man was killed by a Cody police officer Tuesday night after a domestic dispute escalated and he began firing shots in the direction of officers, police say.

Cody police were summoned to Jared Christen’s home in the 1100 block of River View Drive shortly after 10 p.m. for a domestic disturbance.

Chief says attack wasn’t random

Police are investigating the brutal assault of a Powell man at his South Clark Street home on early Tuesday morning.

Searchers continued to look for a missing hiker in the Clarks Fork Canyon area on Monday as a week of searching has turned up no clear sign of where he is.

Jason Shefelbine, 32, of Billings, has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 1, when he went on a day hike in the area.

Park County residents are in line for a more than $2.7 million break on their garbage bills.

On Thursday, the State Loan and Investment Board gave preliminary approval to Park County commissioners’ request for a $5.45 million half-loan/half-grant funding package to help close portions of the Powell, Clark and Meeteetse landfills.

Searchers in Park County are continuing to look for a 32-year-old Billings man who hasn't returned from a Saturday hike in the Clarks Fork Canyon area.

Jason Shefelbine was last seen Saturday, Oct. 1st, around 2 p.m. northwest of Antelope Mountain between the Chief Joseph Highway (Wyo. 296) and the Clarks Fork River. He was wearing shorts, a t-shirt, a black day pack and was carrying a fishing pole.

Anyone with information about Shefelbine is encouraged to contact the Park County Sheriff’s Office at 307-527-8700.

Recent limits to stay in place for coming season

Yellowstone National Park officials say the public had valid criticisms of its proposed plan for winter use in the park, and they’re taking more time to address those flaws in the plan.

“The public comment period did exactly what we hope a public comment period would do in a process like this,” Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk said in a conference call with reporters last week.

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