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Cold, scared and lonely, 12-year-old Benjamin Kellett of Powell saw helicopters pass over him several times Saturday and Sunday as their pilots and crews searched for him in the Big Horn Mountains.

County’s assessed valuation shrinks

Last year’s oil and gas downturn means fewer property taxes now

Park County’s schools, cities, fire departments, cemeteries and other tax districts expect to collect nearly $45.5 million in property taxes this year — about $16.5 million (26 percent) less than last year.

1-cent tax to appear on November ballot

Would you pay an extra 1 percent of sales tax to fund $13.68 million worth of new bridges, sewage systems and other infrastructure around Park County? Local voters will answer that question in November’s general election.

Large wildfire in Yellowstone grows

The biggest wildfire in Yellowstone National Park has grown to about 35 square miles amid warm, windy weather, forcing firefighters to take measures to protect nearby park facilities in case the wind shifts direction.

After an extensive search that started Saturday, a 12-year-old Powell boy was found Sunday night in the Big Horn Mountains.

"We have our Scout back," Robert Quintana of Gillette, council president for the Greater Wyoming Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said Sunday night. 

Park County voters didn’t appear particularly interested in this year’s primary election.

A total of 6,750 county residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s election — the fewest since 2008.

Embattled Cody lawmaker ousted by voters

Made first court appearance Tuesday on theft allegations

Cody area Republicans ousted embattled lawmaker Sam Krone in Tuesday’s primary election.

Dead or moaning students were lying in pools of blood when Powell police, armed to the teeth, searched classrooms for “perps,” like NCIS agents on TV.

Park County voters have cast their ballots in the primary election and the votes have been (unofficially) counted.

Hunter Peak Fire exploration

At times the 2,269-acre Hunter Peak Fire, northwest of Cody, gained ground, but nearly 600 firefighters were handling the fiery upheaval with consummate skill.

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