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The national park in Powell’s backyard is gearing up for the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016 by asking for community volunteers.

“The success of this will depend on all of us doing our part,” said Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service in a film aired at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area’s Lovell Visitor Center on April 21.

Nearly half the wild horses that were headed for slaughter following a roundup in March were rescued from the slaughterhouse.

On March 18-19, under Bureau of Land Management supervision, 41 horses were rounded up using a helicopter near Sheep Mountain north of Greybull. The animals were turned over to the Wyoming Livestock Board.

Anglers might get fired up about the trout stocked in Horseshoe and Deaver reservoirs on Wednesday.

Horseshoe Reservoir, also known as Pond 5, in the Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area north of Lovell received 240 Firehole rainbow trout.

A water pipeline project north of Powell has been in hot water recently, but the man in charge says things have cooled down.

Park County last week threatened to shut down the potable pipeline project unless the contractor adopted safety measures as mandated by the county.

President Barack Obama requested $2.6 billion for the National Park Service’s budget for fiscal year 2015, but it appears unlikely Congress will completely support the president’s proposed figure.

A wild horse advocacy group is upset following the roundup of 41 horses in the area, but the federal and state agencies involved say their actions were legal.

The equines’ apparent imminent destruction — if it hasn’t already happened — at a slaughterhouse in Canada has further caused the horse advocates great discomfort.

The Powell Fire Department’s snozzle truck may begin its journey home starting the end of the first week in April.

April 01, 2014 7:29 am

Quake shakes Yellowstone Sunday

Biggest temblor in 34 years may not be linked to massive underground volcano  

The biggest earthquake in 34 years rolled Yellowstone National Park Sunday morning, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

Friends are rallying to support a Powell man who suffered a traumatic brain injury in January.

A fundraiser is set for Friday for Ryan Gutierrez, a 31-year-old Powell resident. He was injured in a fight at LaVina Package Liquors in Powell on Jan. 19, according to Powell police.

March 18, 2014 7:34 am

‘The wolf tapeworm’

Powell veterinarian warns of problems that may be spread by wolves

A nasty tapeworm found in Alaskan wolves has turned up in Park County and has infected multiple elk and four dogs, according to a Powell veterinarian.