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Hurricane Harvey drenches former Powell residents

“I have dumped somewhere between 32 and 35 inches from our rain gauge,” Benander said Wednesday. It’s possible that she missed a few additional inches, since the gauge was full when she returned from an out-of-town trip over the … more

Toothy fish gets special attention

“They’re a pissed-off fish,” said Joe Skorupski, fisheries biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “They get angry when touched.” But the goal was to make anglers fishing for the feisty, toothy, native fish happy. And the … more

Bogus report of shooting evacuates hotel, forces police response

The Powell Police Department’s dispatch center received a call from a blocked number at 9:43 p.m., in which a male reported that two people had gone into the hotel and shot someone in the back of the head. The first officers arrived at the … more

Powell bird farm’s plans to raise sage grouse move forward

Bear manages Diamond Wing Upland Game Birds, LLC, a Powell business and the largest game bird farm in Wyoming. First up, loading 500 chukar by hand in specially designed crates. Bear uses a net to catch the speedy game birds. One of the hardest … more

Her Demolition Debut

Tabitha Armstrong frantically tightened valve bolts while oil splattered from the exposed parts. Smoke billowed from the bay as oil burned off on hot headers. Smash, a small gray kitten, and … more

Donors could boost college

A recent feasibility report commissioned by the Northwest College Foundation tested the waters for a campaign to help renovate the Nelson Performing Arts Center and help build a new student center. One of the questions addressed by the … more

Park County joins suit over reduced fed payments

Expecting to collect tens of thousands of dollars, Park County commissioners decided last week to join a class action lawsuit against the federal government. The county is effectively guaranteed … more

World War II vet recalls war and ski-jumping

Levandoski, now 91, began ski jumping as a boy in Wisconsin, and he was a natural. When he was 12 years old, he won an honorable mention at a ski-jump competition with a jump of 92 feet. But by the age of 18, ski jumping became much more than a … more

Powell school district faces $257,000 cut

As the dust settles from the 2017 legislative session, school districts across Wyoming are starting to get a clearer picture of what budget cuts will look like for them. “Every district is going to feel this differently,” said Kevin Mitchell, … more

Wyoming population drops, economy flat after downturn

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Wyoming’s population declined by 1,054 people, or 0.2 percent, to 585,501 from July 2015 to July 2016. Wyoming is one of seven U.S. states that had population declines during the period. In contrast, the … more

New law gives more gun rights to felons

Felons remain barred from possessing modern firearms under federal law; what’s different is that state law will now allow people convicted of violent crimes to use black powder, muzzle-loading guns. The change — approved by nearly unanimous … more

Schmeiser steps down as chamber director

Schmeiser’s last day at the chamber is scheduled for Jan. 20; she has accepted the executive director position at Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity. The choice to leave the chamber was a difficult one that she prayed about, but Schmeiser … more

Montana man sentenced for sex acts with Cody teenagers

Levi M. Longmire — who’d reportedly provided both girls with alcohol — pleaded guilty to felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor (relating to the 16-year-old) and second-degree sexual assault (relating to the 18-year-old) at a District Court … more

Overfield, Stuart, Tilden lead commission fundraising race

While it’s anyone’s guess as to who will claim three available seats on the Park County Commission, campaign finance reports suggest three candidates are way ahead of the pack when it … more
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