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Despite nearly a dozen citizens voicing disapproval, the Cody City Council passed an urban deer reduction plan to cull up to 50 doe deer within city limits over the next year.

The Cody City Council discussed how they might curb the city’s deer population on Tuesday night, but the council has not resolved to cull the herd.

There are approximately 300 deer within city limits.

River turbidity increase to repair Willwood Dam muddies waters, kills fish

Water the color of greasy gypsum thick with silt from above the Willwood Dam has killed fish and spawned an investigation by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Yellowstone: the best place in the world to see wolves,” said Doug Smith.

Smith, senior wildlife biologist in Yellowstone National Park, discussed reintroduction and social tolerance of wolves at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West last week.

Middle school students explore inner-workings of heart

Seventh-grade students turned surgeons honed their mastery of hearts during science class at Powell Middle School last week.

Though fire prevention education is their goal, it’s hard to tell who’s having more fun: Powell Volunteer Fire Department firefighters or the people they aim to reach during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15.

Tump, thump, thump.

The helicopter proclaims its approach, appearing in the distance like a fly speck on a windshield. An instant, later the big comely aircraft is circling the rugged hills of fire-tinged trees like a bed of rusty nails. Its cargo is a gigantic net of loose straw tethered to a cable. Pilot Andy Orr of AV8-Orr Helicopters, Hamilton, Montana, releases his load.

It bugged them so much that they decided to address the unsightly mess.

Powell boys Quincy and Devon Barhaug, aged 9 and 7 respectively, made it their mission to clean up after litterbugs along the highways, roads and trails in the Big Horn Mountains and elsewhere.

Natives in Canada and North America who view the grizzly bear as a cultural icon and sacred protector of the people say they want to be heard in the debate over the proposed delisting of the species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).

Corn everywhere. Nothing but ginormous corn. Tassels point at the sky like silky beacons too ill-disposed to point out egress. And that’s only the kiddie maze.

Though it isn’t spooky, those who enter the corny labyrinth best keep their wits about them.

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