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35 ferrets return 35 years later

Federal and state officials and the Meeteetse community made history Tuesday, when 35 black-footed ferrets returned after a 35-year hiatus.

It appears to be anyone’s guess as to who commissioned a recent phone survey of local feelings on a proposed 1 cent sales tax hike. However, you can cross the most logical suspects off the list: the telephone survey was not ordered or paid for by the Powell, Cody, Meeteetse or Park County governments. Those governments did sponsor a mail survey about a possible 1 cent sales tax hike, but that wrapped up in April.

Wolff runs for mayor

Dawson Wolff, a 2008 graduate of Powell High School, is running for mayor of Powell.

Fair fun

Concert, carnival and other events all week

The 2016 Park County Fair is here, and with it comes a full slate of entertainment, vendors and a slew of exhibits ranging from animals to artwork.

Their lives were cut short by a fatal fall thousands of years ago, but their stories may yet be brought to light from the Natural Trap Cave in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains.

An uncommon opportunity at The Commons drew a crowd of about 100 locals as 23 candidates running for everything from Powell City Council on up to the U.S. House of Representatives were on hand Thursday to answer questions and introduce themselves to Big Horn Basin voters.

A new fire was discovered Friday afternoon near Ten Sleep. By Friday evening, the Hatchery Fire had prompted evacuations and the closure of a portion of U.S. Highway 16 northeast of Ten Sleep.

Evacuations ordered near Dubois and Bondurant

The Lava Mountain Fire northwest of Dubois nearly doubled in size Wednesday, burning an additional 450 acres to bring the total fire area to an estimated 1,024 acres.

UW Extension Field Day

Celebrating 125 years of ag research in Wyoming

Like a science fair with an agricultural flair, the University of Wyoming’s Powell Research and Extension Center opened its doors on Tuesday to present what has been growing in its experimental fields.

The third time wasn’t a charm for a treasure-seeker on the North Fork.

After failed attempts to find the famed Fenn treasure in 2013 and 2015, a woman from Virginia again ventured into the backcountry last week. For the third time, her search for fortune resulted in a call to the Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

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