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CJ Baker

Could bring reduced hours, staff

Looming budget cuts could force Park County to reduce hours of operation at its libraries, landfills or even the courthouse, some commissioners warned this month. Some openly wondered if the county will have no choice but to reduce the number of employees.

Before starting some potentially steep budget cuts for the coming fiscal year, Park County commissioners have approved more than a half-million dollars in additional spending for this year.

State lawmakers plan to study whether Wyoming would be better off scrapping its caucus systems and creating a primary election on presidential nominees.

Law enforcement, judge cracking down on thefts

Continual shoplifting at Wal-Mart — ranging from toiletries stuffed in pockets to 60-inch televisions brazenly carted out — has law enforcement cracking down on all thefts from the Cody store.

One Powell High School girls basketball player cracked the All State team and two others — plus their coach and a member of the boys squad — have been honored within the conference.

Volunteers sought for panel on wilderness study areas

Sorting out which local lands should be protected as wilderness and which should be used more freely will be the goal of a new Park County Commission-led task force.

Coach proud of 'great' season

Powell’s trip to the Class 3A state basketball tournament ended sooner than hoped.

Local GOP picks alternate to national convention who favors Texas senator

Had Park County’s Republicans gotten a direct say on the party’s presidential nominee this year, they probably would have picked U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Cody area residents and their relationship with guns will be the subject of a piece airing this weekend on CBS stations across the nation.

Multiple locals — including Park County Sheriff Scott Steward — are expected to be included in the upcoming episode of “CBS News Sunday Morning.”

PHS opens tourney against Newcastle today

Powell High School’s girls basketball team will attempt to defend its Class 3A state title at 4:30 p.m. beginning today (Thursday).

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