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Congressional staffers get earful from locals

Around 28 citizens attended the “office hours” hosted by field representatives for Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney — a dramatic increase from typical meetings — and many attendees took aim at the country’s direction … more

From one Thanksgiving to the next: 110 pounds lighter

“My heart was fine; everything was fine,” Kost said. “The bottom line in my mind was — it was just a good way for the good Lord to say, ‘What way do you want to go the rest of your life?’” Kost was 62 years old at the time and … more

Information, fellowship highlight second Women and Allies March in Cody

Hosted by Wyoming Rising- Northwest — a progressive grassroots organization of local citizens — the march was held loosely in conjunction with similar marches across the nation. The first Women and Allies March was held last January, a day after … more

English Scouts pick Wyoming for eclipse

There was a problem: The camp normally doesn’t take reservations two years in advance. “I penciled him in,” said Andrew Allgeier, Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America. Baird had been planning for his troop’s trip for … more

Park County events coordinator resigns amid conflict

Echo Renner submitted her resignation on Thursday, Dec. 8, effective immediately. In the wake of her departure, some county officials voiced concerns with Renner’s performance, while Renner said she’d been set up for failure. Renner had … more

Flag from Vietnam-era USS Park County presented to commissioners

But it was the residents of Park County, Wyoming, who made the deepest connection with the ship and its crew as they served in the Vietnam War. That decades-old relationship resulted in Park County receiving a ceremonial gift on Tuesday: the last … more

Going above and beyond: City honors police staffers for three life-saving efforts

Officer David Ferguson and Sgt. Chad Miner were joined by dispatcher Twyla Segura at Monday’s meeting of the Powell City Council, where they were presented plaques by Chief Roy Eckerdt. Ferguson and Miner received the city’s Life Saving Medal, … more

Residence hall’s woes adding up for NWC

Now, further assessment of the damage has been deemed necessary, prompting the college’s administration to request and the board to approve spending an additional $100,000 from auxiliary funds to root out the full extent of the damage. The college … more

Walking across Wyoming

“It’s a long, lonely walk,” she said. “And a lot of times, the journey of someone who is struggling with mental health issues or with suicidal thoughts is a long, lonely walk.” Through her journey from Cody to Cheyenne, she hopes to … more

Bear spray ‘explosion’ forces closure of Cody sports store

Sunlight Sports must replace much of its stock — and owners Wes and Melissa Allen expect they’ll have to remain closed for multiple weeks of clean-up — after a can of bear spray broke open in the store on Sept. 14. The canister “basically … more

Grizzly spotted in Cody; managers seeking to trap it

Wildlife managers are currently trying to trap a "large male grizzly" that's reportedly been roaming the western part of the City of Cody. more

Heritage Health Center looks to add exam room, vehicle

Heritage Health is seeking a roughly $100,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Health to turn some open space into another examination room and to buy a vehicle to assist patients who lack transportation. The nonprofit community health center … more

Powell’s Santa: Sally Montoya has dedicated her life to helping those in need

Dressed in red and sporting a huge smile that lights up a room, Montoya looked back at the past 68 years of making sure those in need have a friend in Powell. During the holiday season, her calendar is full. From now until Christmas Eve she’ll go … more

NWC arranges outdoor management class

Six NWC students and a handful of locals attended the one-day outdoor seminar at Virginia and Merlyn Ballinger’s ranch in the foothills southeast of Wapiti. Much of the focus was the Whit Fire and its impact. It’s called the Ballinger … more

Hiker attacked by bear in Beartooths

A hiker was attacked and injured by a bear in the Beartooth Mountains on Sunday afternoon. The 48-year-old man, Bradley D. Johnson of Plymouth, Minnesota, received "severe injuries to his arm, shoulder and back." more

States sue Cody Labs’ parent company over alleged price fixing

Philadelphia-based Lannett Company is one of 18 generic drug manufacturers — and its doxycycline monohydrate is one of 15 medications — now being targeted by the state attorneys in a civil antitrust lawsuit. “We allege in this complaint … more

BREAKING: Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reverses a lower-court judge who sided with environmental groups and rejected Wyoming's wolf management plan. It wasn't immediately clear how quickly the ruling might put into … more

Wyoming lawmakers consider mandatory computer science

“It’s pretty much known statewide that Powell’s school district is doing some amazing things with computer science,” said Sen. Ray Peterson, R-Cowley. “It’s been on their own, and it’s been ongoing.” Computer science courses are … more

Wyoming wolves: Some complain harvest numbers are too low

The harvest quota of 44 wolves during the 2017 season wasn’t taken well by some of the residents who attended a Tuesday night meeting in Cody. Although it wasn’t an official public comment opportunity, questions from a few in attendance centered … more

City electric rates may rise in January

On Monday, the Powell City Council will have a final vote on City Ordinance No. 7, which calls for an 8 percent increase in electric rates that would begin with January 2017’s billing cycle. Councilmen have approved the proposal on two earlier … more
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