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Sen. Barrasso efforts to amend Endangered Species act cheered, feared

A Wyoming senator’s proposal to amend the Endangered Species Act is both being heralded as an overdue attempt to modernize the 45-year-old legislation and as a partisan attempt to take control … more

Ex-teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge

A former Douglas elementary school teacher who committed a sex crime by sleeping with a 17-year-old boy has repeatedly violated the terms of her probation over the past year and a half, authorities … more

Marijuana found in city planters

City of Powell workers recently discovered a different kind of “weed” sprouting up in a couple of city planters: marijuana plants. Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt suspects someone … more

Biker Chix mountain bike camp offers technique, support

Jessica Lum decided it was time to get on her bike and ride. No more excuses. Lum, a Powell resident and employee at Heritage Health Center, had occasionally joined a group of area women on their … more

Wetzel seeks election as mayor in his own right

John Wetzel had served on the Powell City Council for more than 10 years when the death of Don Hillman led to Wetzel’s appointment as mayor in February 2017. Now, Wetzel hopes to be elected … more

Miller mounts challenge for Powell mayor’s seat

Ryan Miller is a relative newcomer to the political arena, but he believes that he has what’s needed to be the next mayor of Powell. Miller is challenging incumbent John Wetzel (see separate … more

Local fireworks company began with love

Chris had a secret. He was in love with Miria and he didn’t want her to know about his passion. On one of their first dates, he snuck away to visit his second love. “I love … more

Clean sweep: Council approves lease of new street sweeper

With the City of Powell’s current street sweeper sidelined for an extended period of time, if not permanently, after a recent accident, the Powell City Council approved a lease with … more

Gatherings tonight: Reunion weekend kicks off

The Powell High School Class of 1968 has always contended it is a special group. Now at the 50th anniversary of their high school graduation, members of the Class of 1968 have math on their side … more

Service and Sacrifice

This time last year, Todd Johnson was sitting in his office at a financial services company in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Despite a six-figure salary, he wasn’t happy. Having retired as a … more

Crandall meeting: no good answers for cabin owners

Professionals from the Park County government, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming Department of Transportation and U.S. Geological Survey have all examined the sliding hillside above Squaw Creek Road … more

Hospital boards tentatively OK new budgets

The Powell Valley Healthcare Board of Directors and the Powell Hospital District Board of Trustees each gave tentative approval to budgets for the upcoming fiscal year at their respective meetings … more

At Cody Labs, 50 jobs to be lost

Months after Cody Laboratories' owner halted a planned expansion of their facilities, roughly 50 people are being laid off, as Cody Labs’ parent company focuses its resources … more

Outdoor recreation could help diversify economy

One of the most effective ways to help Powell and the Big Horn Basin — and Wyoming as a whole — diversify their economies might be right in front of everyone. That theme was front and … more

County mulls how to fix Crandall area slide

More than a month after water, mud and debris came gushing down the hill and over Squaw Creek Road, the earth is still sliding. Park County officials said Tuesday that road and bridge crews remain … more

Something completely different: Intern from India returns to Powell to experience the world of hunting

Surrounded by dozens of mounted trophies, Chelsea Lalwala cranks away at her desk. She’s a graphics design wiz. Lalwala is on a summer internship at Eastman’s Hunting Journal, one of … more

A half-year in, no citations for talking and driving

Six months after city leaders banned hand-held cell phone use while driving, Powell police have yet to cite anyone for the offense. “We haven’t issued any citations, [but] a lot of … more

Online sales tax ruling praised

State and local officials are generally pleased with Thursday’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that allows states to require out-of-state online businesses to collect sales … more

Cody psychiatrist convicted, sent to prison for DUI crash

Matthew Hopkins began March 14, 2017, best known in the Cody area for his work as a psychiatrist. But things changed that morning, when Hopkins — high on inhalants — crashed head-on into … more

The first anniversary of a love story

Mourning the sudden loss of their Lab mix, Rich and Bobbie Hostetler were looking for a replacement. That’s when they saw a picture in the Powell Tribune of Jada — a Lab mix at 3 Dog … more
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