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The Big Horn Basin made international news when Mike, the veteran combat dog turned service dog, was shot in October 2015. His death sparked the idea to build a memorial for all canine veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in Cody. Now, six months later, that idea is becoming a reality.

Failed engine led to July plane crash

Reason for engine’s failure a mystery

Federal investigators have determined that a failed engine likely caused a pilot to lose control of his plane and crash west of Cody last year. However, after months of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was unable to figure out why the left engine of the rented Cessna T310R stopped working.

A Cody man caught with a significant amount of methamphetamine and a stolen revolver last fall will spend the next seven years in federal prison.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in Yellowstone National Park just before 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, according to the National Park Service.

After a slow start to the filing period, candidates are starting to join the races for Park County’s elected offices.

26-year-old running for mayor

She’s 26 years old and she’s running for mayor.

“I want to be a servant to the people,” said Amber Yager-Wall. “I know what I have seen in Park County and how it has changed and what it used to be like, and I want to get back to the friendlier hometown feeling.”

Two members of the Powell school board are planning to resign this month.

Lisa Barrus, who serves as the board’s clerk, decided to seek employment with Park County School District No. 1, so she is leaving the board. Jason Wardell, who serves as the board’s treasurer, is also resigning because his employer is transferring him out of the state, said Greg Borcher, chairman of the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees.

Additional cuts needed next year

Laurie Nichols knew she would have challenges when she accepted the position as president of the University of Wyoming in December. But she didn’t know then that she would face a whole new set of challenges when she came on board this month.

Local voters still appear unwilling to add an extra cent of sales tax if it’s for a vague mix of improvements to roads, bridges and sewer systems. But they might increase the tax if it was for a specific set of infrastructure projects, suggest the results of a recent survey.

‘She’s pretty fearless’

Student with limited vision refuses to be limited in life

Soon after Krysta Hubbard started at Westside last year, she climbed to the very top of the playground equipment — alarming her teachers, who knew she couldn’t see.

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