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Guilty until proven guilty seemed to be the verdict for 63 Japanese Americans who resisted the military draft to protest their confinement at Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II.

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation presented a public reading and discussion of “Heart Mountain: Conscience, Loyalty, and the Constitution,” a scripted re-enactment Thursday night in Cody.

The house went up in a pillar of angry orange flame and roiling smoke as planned.

For training purposes the Powell Volunteer Fire Department torched a house owned by Tod Stutzman on Road 9, just north of Powell, on Monday night.

A local wildlife advocate and hunter seeks seasonal restrictions on antler hunting in northwest Wyoming to protect big game in winter ranges.

Tim Metzler of Powell said overeager antler hunters pursue freshly shed antlers with no concern for animals weakened by winter. In their fervor to collect antlers for money, they push winter-weary ungulates into deep snow, where they potentially could perish.

After this July 4, new organization will have to put on annual sky show  

The Powell Volunteer Fire Department will end its decades-long tradition of providing a fireworks show after this Fourth of July.

Fire Chief Joey Darrah said the location just southeast of Powell is no longer conducive to a safe show, the event has become too costly and they simply don’t have the time to put it together.

May 29, 2014 7:45 am

Off to see the horses

McCullough Peaks mustangs lure people for spring tours

Some people enjoy horsing around, especially when it entails McCullough Peaks wild horses.

As part of the Spring into Yellowstone events in Cody earlier this month, FOAL — or Friends Of A Legacy, the McCullough Peaks wild horse advocacy group — gave two sold-out tours.

Yellowstone National Park personnel held a “trout talk” last month, and some local anglers were hooked by the idea.

Park staffers spoke to 15 people in Cody on April 30. They have traveled around the region recently holding public talks describing what they are doing to protect native trout, said David Hallac, Yellowstone Center for Resources chief.

The Johnny Cash tune, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” certainly describes Leo Dever, 59, and his gallivanting canine, Sassy Max, to a T.

“Leo and Max Across America” is Dever’s campaign to raise funds for homeless animals and he has quite a following on Facebook. They paused for a bit in Powell Tuesday.

What made 19th century mountain men tick?

Find out at the Friends of a Powell Library-hosted free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments will be served.

“I’ll put on my mountain man outfit and I’ll bring my Hawken,” said Shawn Williams, a Park Service ranger and mountain man authority.

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.