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Powell man sent to prison for making meth

Joshua Lucus, 32, was handed a three- to five-year sentence by District Court Judge Bill Simpson on Thursday for a felony count of possessing equipment or supplies with the intent to engage in a clandestine lab operation. Deputy Park County … more

Powell High School ag facility proposed

In hopes of learning those kinds of hands-on lessons, Powell High School students would like to have an agriculture facility built near the school. “We feel there are a lot of ways that this ag complex would fit into our curriculum,” said … more

Meth bust: Agents make arrests aimed at disrupting local ‘drug trafficking organization’

That work — which included tapping a Cody man’s cell phone — reportedly paid off last month: Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents say they disrupted a planned sale in Casper and seized more than a pound and a half of … more

Beards for a cause: Police growing facial hair to support Special Olympics

Officers are prohibited from growing beards and “each year a select few make a run on me requesting a change to that policy, and each year I respond with my concerns over beards in uniform,” Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt explained in a recent … more

Federal outdoor recreation funding at risk

A source of funding for outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat projects that’s brought more than $132 million to local Wyoming communities could dry up by the end of the month. The problem … more

Cody school board approves concealed carry policy to arm staff

The final vote on Policy CKA came after months of discussion, public meetings and two previous readings. “I think that it is a good policy,” said Jenni Rosencranse, who serves on the Park County School District No. 6 Board of Trustees, saying … more

Arrest made in storage unit burglaries

“Well,” Fish soon called up. “I found the dolls.” The Park County Sheriff’s Office and DCI combed over the trailer on Feb. 17; they were looking for more than $13,200 worth of property — including three dozen collectible porcelain … more

Commissioner rescued after hiking accident

Park County Commissioner Jake Fulkerson had to be evacuated by a helicopter on Sunday after his foot became pinned by a boulder on the North Fork. Fulkerson, of Cody, avoided breaking any bones in … more

Northwest College student center estimated to cost $35 million or more

That was the conclusion of architects with Plan One and Nexus, who detailed those options for the NWC Board of Trustees during a recently completed level one planning process. The cost to build a new student center all at once — including the … more

The Nutcracker: Powell dancer performs lead role in ballet on Saturday

The 17-year-old grew up dancing with the Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody and aspired to perform in a lead role someday. “That has been my biggest goal as a dancer,” said Jones, who is a senior at Powell High School. “I am lucky to have … more

Powell chamber seeing more visitors

As the summer season kicks off, travelers from all over the world are making their way to and through Powell to reach Yellowstone National Park. “We have seen an increase in visitors and … more

Wyoming Business Council gives full blessing to hotel and conference center

The proposed hotel and publicly owned conference center in Powell took its biggest step yet toward becoming reality Thursday morning. The Wyoming Business Council met in Cody and gave its … more

Mammoth remains found west of Cody

Federal law enforcement agents and officials rushed to secure the site west of Cody on Tuesday afternoon as word spread quickly about the discovery. The spot is located on Bureau of Reclamation land and the Bureau of Land Management is assisting … more

Eclipse: Moon’s shadow will cross state on Monday

The Aug. 21 eclipse will only cover approximately 98 percent of the sun in Park County. For those left behind while friends and family migrate elsewhere, the maximum coverage will be brief, with the crescendo just before 11:40 a.m. If you’re … more

Capitol renovation: 125-year-old building undergoing renovations, historic preservation

While the world changed dramatically since then, the Capitol building did not keep up. The Capitol is more than 125 years old, but “the building has never had a comprehensive renovation,” said Wendy Madsen, with the Wyoming Legislative … more

Canal repairs under review

An engineering study said a 1,700-feet stretch — about a third of a mile — of a canal downstream of the Rattlesnake tunnel is likely to fail. The canal provides irrigation water to more than 30,000 acres and serves 675 individual landowners, … more

Cody Labs expansion indefinitely postponed

Plans to substantially expand Cody Laboratories — in part with the help of a state loan — have been put on hold and the future of the project is unclear. Lannett Company, which owns … more

Writing contest honors late journalist Gib Mathers

Young writers ages 12 to 14 — and adult writers aged 15 and above — are eligible to win cash prizes and have their work published in the Tribune. “The Friends of the Powell Branch Library would like to recognize and honor Gib Mathers, a … more

Park County pays off landfill loans early, set to save $650,000

But with the county landfill budget having the money in reserves, commissioners opted to instead pay that debt last month — between 16 and 20 years early. “The old cowboy/outfitter part of me likes to see money paid back and not having it … more

Aiming for the horizon

While Fennell is not a painter, he is an artist: His canvas is 1,000 yards wide, 1,000 yards deep and 6,000 yards high. It’s a highly regulated box controlled by both a team of nine judges and the Federal Aviation Administration. Fennell is a … more
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