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Cody woman sentenced for shoplifting while on probation for sex crime

Court records say Katie Marcus, 37, tried stealing $157.18 worth of items from the Cody Walmart last July. Marcus was arrested at the store and served three days in jail before making bail. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor shoplifting at an … more

New Cheney bill may add urgency to public lands initiative efforts

Cheney says she’s fighting frivolous lawsuits by environmental and conservation groups. “Everybody deserves a seat at the table, but I think we have to get to the point that we recognize that groups shouldn’t be able to use the court system … more

Cody airport officials favor Salt Lake City service over Denver

The recommendations from Yellowstone Regional Airport’s board and the Cody-Yellowstone Air Improvement Resources (CYAIR) organization were driven by past unhappiness with United Airlines, which would operate the Denver flight, and satisfaction … more

Winter weather wallop: Storm lashes Park County with blizzard conditions

Copious amounts of snow began falling in Cody Thursday and moved into Powell that night, accompanied by wind and bitter-cold temperatures. By late Friday night, Cody was buried under 12-18 inches of snow, while 3-5 inches had fallen in Powell, … more

South Fork station a sounding board for hunters, scientists

The station — at the corner of Wyo. Highway 291 (the South Fork Road) and U.S. Highway 14/16/20 in Cody — has been in operation for about 40 years. Hunters are required to stop on the way out from their hunts, whether having harvested game or … more

Park County jail is getting full, sheriff says

“Our numbers are way up,” Steward told Park County commissioners on Tuesday. The average number of people housed at the Park County Detention Center has sharply risen over the past few years. On the average day in 2014, there were 45 people … more

Tourists endorse vacations to Cody, Yellowstone Park

Of 1,579 people canvassed in Cody and Yellowstone between June and September, 100 percent said they’d recommend the trip to others. The survey was contracted by the Park County Travel Council and prepared by Dr. Norma Nickerson of the Institute of … more

Sample the Season on Thursday night

Local businesses will be open after hours Thursday evening for the annual event. From 5-7 p.m., folks can go from shop to shop and enjoy food and drinks while also perusing various holiday specials. “We’re just encouraging a nice, lovely … more

Funeral home's therapy dog provides a 'Dash' of comfort

Her mother, Grace Purvis McGary, had lived a long life, and her release from it was a blessing; Henry McGary knew that. Still, she wasn’t looking forward to the process of planning the funeral. But, as she entered the door of the funeral home, … more

Cody man pays fine for illegal outfitting

In Park County’s Circuit Court this month, 47-year-old Jim Pehringer pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of outfitting without a license. That was in connection with allegations that Pehringer assisted — and accepted money from — a … more

Bomb threat: Email message threatening Wyoming buildings and schools disrupted NWC

Law enforcement officials later said the threat — which claimed that hundreds of hidden pipe bombs and explosives would turn Wyoming “to dust” — did not appear to be a credible one. Authorities are investigating who sent the … more

Eclipse stuns, inspires, then is gone

Maggie Sullivan, public services manager at the Powell Branch Library, invited the public to the library, surprising attendees with eclipse party food and drink consisting of Sunny D and Sunkist orange soda, Sun-Maid raisins, Sun Chips and Orbit … more

Powell hospital ambulances assisting South Big Horn County

For one thing, Powell is now providing pharmacy services at South Big Horn Hospital three days per week through a pharmacy coverage agreement between the two hospitals. Arleen Campeau, PVHC vice president for patient care services, said the contract … more

New year, new technology

Park County School District No. 1 purchased laptops for students in fourth and fifth grades, and iPad minis for kids in kindergarten through third grade. Several weeks into the school year, students are enjoying the new technology. “They are … more

Wanted Cody man arrested after high-speed chase

Robert Pedro, 36, told officers afterwards that “he couldn’t tell if it was real or a video game, apparently referring to the pursuit,” said Park County Sheriff Scott Steward, reading from a deputy’s report. “He was out of it,” … more

Storm dampens northern Big Horn Basin area

While it caused some concern for growers and disrupted the state golf and regional tennis tournaments in Powell, the rain brought the region much closer to normal precipitation for the year. The storm, which meteorologist Chris Jones of the … more

Residents gather to stand against hate

A decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee  from a park in the heart of the city was met with controversy and protests. The protests reached critical mass on Aug. 12, as white nationalists marched on the University of Virginia, carrying tiki … more

SPONSORED: Ember sauna suites in Powell are like 'a mini spa retreat'

“It’s an escape, and it’s good for you,” said Wendi Robirds, co-owner of Ember, located on North Clark Street in Powell, across the street east from First Bank of Wyoming. Ember’s dry saunas can help your mind and body in various … more

Sweet-seeking black bear hits company’s hives

While the image of a bear fighting off attacking bees to steal their honey may seem humorous to some, it’s no joke to a local business. Queen Bee Honey, in Lovell, suffered more than $25,000 … more

Sugar beets: A classic case of ‘good news, bad news’

Those are positive numbers, reflective of a pretty good growing season. At the same time, the sugar beet industry is looking at prices at 30-year lows. And when the net selling price of sugar largely determines what growers are paid, that’s a … more
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