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Teton dorm fire kills employee

A dormitory fire caused one death and injured others Friday morning in Grand Teton National Park, according to a National Park Service news release.

An 18-year-old man suspected of killing two people and wounding another on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana was apprehended between Meeteetse and Burlington on Wednesday, authorities said.

Part two of an ongoing series

The low price of oil is expected to be ongoing due to a saturated global market, and that is going to have a long-lasting impact on Big Horn Basin oil production and employment opportunities — but not quite in the way some may imagine.

It only took a couple hundred industrious youngsters to break the record — for the fourth year in a row.

Once again, livestock sold higher than the previous year at the Park County Fair’s 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday.

School district budget approved

Powell District remains in ‘excellent financial condition’

The Powell school district recently adopted a $25.9 million budget, covering everything from teachers’ salaries to technology to tuition for a group of students living in Yellowstone National Park.

BILLINGS (AP) — A couple and their daughter were gunned down when they stopped to help a man whose vehicle had run out of gas on the Crow Indian Reservation, a relative said.

FBI spokesman Todd Palmer confirms that two people were killed and a third wounded Wednesday morning in Pryor. He said a suspect was later arrested near Meeteetse.

Everything is affected by the price of oil, and as of Monday, the price of oil was lower than it has been since the dramatic price drop at the start of 2009.

2015 fair a success, organizers say

Despite “a few bumps in the road,” the 2015 Park County Fair went pretty well, said Teecee Barrett, a member of the Park County Fair Board. “I think we had a pretty good fair.”

Man pleads guilty to delivering heroin

Prosecutors plan to seek prison time for a former Powell resident who provided heroin to a man who later died of a drug overdose.

A powerful storm system caused significant damage in the Bighorn Mountains on Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service had received reports of seven damaged camping vehicles as of Monday night, said Chris Hattings, a weather service meteorologist in Riverton.

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