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French to depart commission, not seeking re-election

“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

Yellowstone via snowmobile

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

Powell man arrested on suspicion of murdering wife

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

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

Trapper Radio replaced: License transferred to Wyoming Public Media

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

Local roads being fog sealed

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

Daylight saving time year-round?

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

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

Flu season ramping up

“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

NWC Carillon Tower project sparks debate

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

Sheriff's Office investigating death in rural Powell

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

Wind blows one truck over and another off highway south of Cody

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

Community Thanksgiving Dinner tradition continues

“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

Landowner who accidentally started Whit Fire could face big bill

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

Weekend flood watch for Shoshone River

“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

Blizzard conditions prompt three snow days for Clark school

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

Game and Fish was well-prepared for eclipse

Nesvik wears two hats at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. He’s the chief game warden, in charge of the department’s law enforcement arm, and also leads the wildlife division. He took the lead on planning for the department, beginning three … more

Powell man remembered as dedicated reporter

Mathers’ body was discovered in the Elk Fork Creek drainage, about 2 1/4 miles south of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 and roughly 37 miles west of Cody in the Shoshone National Forest. An autopsy conducted on Monday concluded that Mathers died of … more

New name, same mission: Starting kids off on a firm foundation

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Park County opened their doors in Powell and Cody in 1998 under the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, said executive director Tina Bernard. “At that time, there was quite a bit of pass-through funding coming through … more

Community shares appreciation for local first responders

“We come here to really recognize these people who serve, often under the radar and behind the scenes, but people without whom we would be in a world of hurt and in a whole lot of trouble,” First Baptist Church Pastor David Pool said at the … more
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