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A woman who fished mail and checks out of post office bins around the state — and then forged them into $19,000 worth of personal checks — has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.

Stefani Ruland, 40, was caught and arrested by Cody police in January as a result of cooperation between several agencies, including the Johnson and Sheridan county sheriff’s offices and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

July 31, 2014 7:35 am

Sheriff’s race heats up

Written by CJ Baker

The candidates for Park County Sheriff took some shots at one another during a Monday night forum in Clark.

Park County Sheriff Scott Steward’s two challengers — Deputy Bruce Olson and former deputy Roger Dunn — said the sheriff’s leadership is lacking, while Steward shot back that they were inventing problems.

Crow tribe elder Grant Bulltail absorbed energy from Heart Mountain Friday and shared with those listening to him.

Bulltail’s presentation was part of the fourth annual Plains People’s seminar organized by Wyoming Humanities Council, Park County Library Foundation and Park County Library System.

The Swede Fire on the North Fork of the Shoshone River had grown to 1,500 acres by Sunday.

Lightning ignited the fire that was reported Wednesday by a member of the Shoshone National Forest fire crew, said Kristie Salzmann, Shoshone spokesperson.

Charlotte Bell of Ogden, Utah, has gotten the message.

If the PHS Alumni Association is going to make its 100th anniversary all-class reunion its last in 2015, the 1958 graduate of Powell High School wants to be there. Bell is rallying her class to come together in what would be a 57-year reunion — not a year that would normally be cause for celebration.

After almost a half century as a rock star, Ted Nugent has become better known for his fiery conservative political stances and statements that have made him a favorite of the Tea Party movement.

To his critics, however, Nugent is outspoken, outrageous and out of control.

There’s a $600,000 question mark in this year’s budget for Park County School District No. 1.

The 2014-15 budget approved by Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees last week includes general fund revenue estimated at roughly $24.4 million and expenses of around $25 million. The $600,000 difference is to pay for the education of students living in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park — if they are included in the Powell school district.