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CJ Baker

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.

Sometime between Friday evening and Monday morning, a thief or thieves appear to have stolen a few hundred dollars worth of items from the Boys and Girls Club in Powell.

Hundreds of firefighters have been summoned to fight a fire burning about 12 miles west of Cody on the North and South Forks of the Shoshone River.

A Type 1 management team — the most experienced type of firefighting crew — took over management of the 9,600 acre Whit Fire on Friday morning to continue working toward extinguishing the blaze.

Seven carnival workers were either arrested or cited for misdemeanor drug crimes during last week’s Park County Fair, representing an apparent uptick from prior years.

After a Friday mishap that injured three spectators, the City of Cody plans to implement some new restrictions before allowing the Cody Gunfighters to resume their nightly downtown performances.

Three tourists reportedly suffered minor injuries during a staged gunfighting performance on Friday evening in downtown Cody.

Krone alleged to have stolen thousands from local lawyer group

A Cody lawmaker and attorney has been charged with embezzling more than $9,600 from a local lawyers association.

It appears to be anyone’s guess as to who commissioned a recent phone survey of local feelings on a proposed 1 cent sales tax hike. However, you can cross the most logical suspects off the list: the telephone survey was not ordered or paid for by the Powell, Cody, Meeteetse or Park County governments. Those governments did sponsor a mail survey about a possible 1 cent sales tax hike, but that wrapped up in April.

Concert, carnival and other events all week

The 2016 Park County Fair is here, and with it comes a full slate of entertainment, vendors and a slew of exhibits ranging from animals to artwork.

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