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More species found at mammoth site

Scientists rushed to the Buffalo Bill Reservoir this spring to recover the remains of a Columbian mammoth, but they wound up also finding evidence of four other species from the Ice Age. Bones and … more

County Sheriff again considers accepting inmates from Montana

With the Park County Detention Center no longer packed with inmates, county officials are again entertaining the idea of possibly housing inmates from Carbon County, Montana. “It’s … more

Enrollment, cybersecurity highlight State of the College address

Boosting enrollment and enhancing cybersecurity were two of Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa’s major points of focus in her State of the College address to NWC employees and trustees … more

Boy attacked by grizzly bear in Yellowstone

A 10-year-old boy from Washington state was reportedly attacked and injured by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park on Thursday morning. Park officials say the boy and his family were a half-mile … more

In Senate race, voters pick Kost over Peterson

Buoyed by overwhelming support in Park County, longtime Powell educator R.J. Kost defeated incumbent state Sen. Ray Peterson, R-Cowley, in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Peterson … more

Tilden, Overfield and Thiel win county commission race

Among 10 choices for the Park County Commission, Republican voters picked incumbent Joe Tilden of Cody, Dossie Overfield of Cody and Lloyd Thiel of Clark in Tuesday’s primary … more

Lady Panthers’ swim team numbers increase

After a successful first season with the Powell High School girls’ swim team, Lady Panthers head coach Bob Smartt is relying on a youth movement to duplicate that team’s success. Last … more

Incumbents do well in city races

Election night was a good night to be an incumbent in Powell. In the city’s four primary races for mayor and three city council seats, the three incumbents — Mayor John Wetzel, Ward II … more

2018 Primary Election results now in the books

It was a busy primary election night in Park County. more

Into the ice cave

For perhaps thousands of years, humans have been stashing food and supplies amid the icy stalagmites of a remote Bighorn Mountain cave. That includes people who apparently stored their beer in the … more

Voters to decide multiple local, state races today

Today’s the day: GOP and Democratic voters across Wyoming will decide which candidates will advance to the general election in November. Around Park County, polling places open this morning … more

County to renew lease with family planning group

The Park County Commission has extended the lease of perhaps its most controversial tenant. Earlier this month, the board voted to allow Northwest Wyoming Family Planning to continue using a small … more

Goliaths of the Bighorns

By air and on foot, scientists have now finished capturing and collaring 60 moose in the Bighorn Mountains with sophisticated transmitters for the range’s first study of the storied … 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

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

2018 Primary Election Guide

Check out our 2018 Primary Election Guide! Inside you can find profiles on candidates in contested primary races that will appear on local ballots, as well as coverage on forums and a sample … more

Suspect in Wapiti murder held without bail

A prosecutor argued in court on Monday that authorities have strong evidence that Dennis Klingbeil murdered his wife, Donna Klingbeil, at their Wapiti home. Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric noted … more

Alpine airdrop: Hike-in fishing unique opportunity for Bighorn adventure

In continued efforts to support alpine lake fishing, state officials take to the sky each summer in a unique restocking program. For decades, the alpine lake stocking program has used helicopters … more

Wenk says goodbye

Coming to the end of his career in the National Park Service, Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk said the reality of retirement is increasingly difficult. “It gets harder to face every … more

Golden grain

Though slowed a bit by Mother Nature’s antics, the barley harvest is underway around the Powell Valley. “What’s coming in so far, the quality is beautiful,” said Rick Redd, … more
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