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On Friday morning, Jason Burckhardt led a team to retrieve seven 300-foot monofilament gillnets deployed near the base of Cedar Mountain. It was a rare day with mild winds along the North Fork Highway. While crew members pulled up to the first set … more
That’s fortuitous for him, since he’s also an avid Wyoming license plate collector, and Park County licenses begin with the county’s assigned number, 11. His favorite license plate number? Wyoming 11-11, of course. “I get a little … more
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
Last year, the median selling price of a home in the City of Powell reached a high of $186,250 (up 9.5 percent from 2016), while the median price in the City of Cody hit $250,000 (up 6 percent). “Powell is a lot more reasonable, but as you know … more
“It was a tough decision, because I had so many people all across the county say, ‘Please run again, will you please run again,’ which ... is really humbling,” French said Monday. However, “I think after 18 years, it’s time to move … more
In an automobile, you’re insulated from the environment. You can roll up the windows, turn up the tunes and peer out the windows in reclining seats and simply enjoy the park’s landscapes and wildlife like a movie with a soundtrack. But on a … more
In a Monday morning news release, the Park County Sheriff’s Office said David E. Williamson has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, 65-year-old Shirley Williamson. Sheriff’s Office … more
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
KNWT Trapper Radio, 89.1 FM, went silent last July, a casualty of budget cuts and the elimination of the college’s radio/TV broadcasting program in 2016. Attempts to transfer the license to Wyoming Public Media were initially hindered by a … more
Once the work in the Powell area is completed — likely around Thursday, Aug. 31 — the project will move to the Cody district. Crews will then fog seal Road 2AB, Road 2BC, Stagecoach Trail, Lane 16, Lane 19, Lane 20, Road 19 and Road 20. Fog … more
The United States observes standard time between November and March. In March, clocks are set forward an hour, offering an extra hour of daylight on summer evenings. But state Rep. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, thinks the one-hour time changes are a … more
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
“The state and the county are seeing an uptick in flu,” said Dr. Aaron Billin of Powell Valley Healthcare, who also serves as Park County’s health officer. “We’re not seeing the severity they’re seeing in other states, but it may get … more
Trustees reviewed and approved a list of 11 major maintenance projects in February, and that list was then submitted to the State Construction Department. The list and the requested funding was approved by the state and the board was then required … more
Park County Sheriff Scott Steward said his office has a "person of interest" in custody and personnel from the Wyoming State Crime Lab have been summoned to process the scene. Records posted on the Sheriff's Office website indicate someone placed … more
Lt. Phil Farman of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said the truck — a two-axle straight truck transporting U.S. mail from Powell to Casper — was blown over by strong winds clocked as high as 70 mph. The truck was laying on its left (driver’s) … more
“Anyone is invited,” said Amy McLain of New Life Church, which is managing the event this year. Last year, 450 people were served at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. “This year, we’re planning on around 500,” McLain said. In … more
Sarah Beckwith, a regional spokeswoman for the BLM, said generally that the agency is “compelled to seek cost recovery for the suppression and rehabilitation of a fire area if a responsible party is identified.” “At this time, BLM Wyoming … more
“If you know your area is flood prone, you might want to get last-minute preparations made,” National Weather Service hydrologist Jim Fahey said. The South Fork of the Shoshone River above the Buffalo Bill Reservoir is at 7.6 feet as of … more
Due to snowfall, high winds and bitterly cold temperatures, school was canceled in Clark the next day (Friday). More snow days followed on Monday and Tuesday. It’s rare for a local school to have one snow day, much less three. “This is the … more
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