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CJ Baker

Starting next month, visits to Yellowstone National Park will be a little more expensive.

The price of a week-long long park pass will rise from $25 to $30 per vehicle on June 1. An annual pass to the park, meanwhile, will rise from $50 to $60.

There were plenty of signs that Yellowstone Regional Airport had not actually been the victim of a crazed shooter, including an occasional chuckle from a “corpse” or two.

But dozens of volunteer victims — some with gruesome make-up and yelling in feigned agony — heightened the realism of a massive emergency training exercise held Thursday at the Cody airport.

minor labeling mix-up at a Cody drug manufacturer is expected to cost its parent company around $2.4 million.

woman accused of helping murder her boyfriend last year has been brought back to Park County to face charges of conspiring to commit first-degree murder and aiding and abetting first-degree murder.

Sandra Garcia, 27, was booked into the Park County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon, a little more than a month after her arrest in Rincon, Georgia.

“It’s going to be a lot of work here, but we’re ready.”

Those were the words of Steve Martin, who was elected the new president of the Park County Fair Board at a special Tuesday night meeting.

The Powell High School tennis team found some success at a weekend tournament in Sheridan.

The PHS girls collected 12 wins against six losses and six ties, according to results provided by coach Ray Bieber.

trio of new volunteers joined the Park County Fair Board.

At a special Friday meeting, Park County commissioners appointed Troy Wiant of Cody and Sara Skalsky and Teecee Barrett of Powell to the board. They replace three members who abruptly resigned their posts in the middle of the fair board’s April 14 meeting.

If Calvin Chad Sharp tried posing as Powell resident Amy Moore at a store, he likely wouldn’t have gotten very far. But on the Internet, no one knows you’re a tattooed man with a lengthy criminal past and not a minivan-driving mother.

Park County homes continued to gain value in 2014 — which will likely mean somewhat higher property tax bills this year.

Park County Assessor Pat Meyer says residential properties in Powell and Cody generally rose in value by 3 to 5 percent between 2013 and 2014.

Park County officials are looking for some volunteers to help ensure the show goes on at the 2015 fair.

A number of new superintendents are needed, and there are three vacancies on the county fair board.

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