Powell, WY


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Practice fire re-ignites

It was a frigid night with temperatures in the single digits. But it was a balmy 80 degrees on the front porch of a house south of Garland, and the living room was a toasty 1,280 degrees according to the Powell Volunteer Fire Department’s thermal camera.

Facing challenges never seen before

By its nature, the world of medicine is a complicated one. Now, because of government involvement, red tape has made providing health care far more complicated than ever before.

Outdoor recreation in the West depends heavily on having a large variety of wildlife species, but the Endangered Species Act has not been as effective or efficient as it should be, according to the Western Governors’ Association.

A Powell hunter was shot in the upper leg Sunday morning. On Sunday evening, authorities were continuing to investigate what happened.

"The shooting allegedly occurred while the victim was hunting deer inside Big Horn County," said a news release from Park County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lance Mathess.

No one in the community should be alone on Thanksgiving. That’s the message from local churches preparing next week’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Woman loses license for year after fatal crash

For negligently causing a fatal crash north of Powell in March, a Cowley woman will lose a year’s worth of driving privileges, pay a fine and be held responsible for the deceased’s funeral costs.

“I apologize, you know, for trying to shoot myself and all the people that it hurt in the process,” Joseph Underwood told the judge. “I just would like to get to treatment to get the help I need.”

The Endangered Species Act has a success rate of about 1 percent and costs American taxpayers millions of dollars in court costs — funding that could be better utilized to preserve wildlife.

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is joining other governors in calling on President Barack Obama to stop bringing refugees from Syria or other countries until the federal government can guarantee that there are no terrorists among them.

The Endangered Species Act has not been effective in preserving wildlife. It should be changed so that states play a more active role and listed species can be worked on in a manner that best suits each region, according to the Western Governors’ Association.

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