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After 66 years in the field, Neil Harrison still excited for chance to harvest

Neil Harrison is retired, but he’s not much for sitting around. “I’d go crazy if I had to sit and watch,” the 83-year-old said this week, while piloting a combine through … more

Going the distance for love

Even though Hank Ramak is no longer able to drive, that doesn’t stop the 72- year-old from finding a way to see the lady he loves. Two days a week, Ramak sets out from his home in Byron to … more

Chainsaw-wielding chick leaves her mark

While standing on a ladder, using one of her three chainsaws, Christy Muecke had a lot of thoughts running through her head. The Powell resident, mother of three, teacher and artist had a lot of … more

Update: Man charged with first-degree murder in wife's killing

A 76-year-old Wapiti man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killing of his wife. more

Investing in muleys

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have come together to help protect designated mule deer migration corridors in Wyoming. They announced last week that the … more

Junior Livestock Sale shows community effort

Park County traditions continued at this year’s fair, including the Junior Livestock Sale, where community members and businesses buy livestock raised by local youth. The annual sale on July … more

Woman killed in Wapiti; husband named as suspect

A 76-year-old man killed his wife and then attempted to take his own life on Sunday night in the Wapiti area, the Park County Sheriff’s Office says. The Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as Donna M. … more

Man arrested on suspicion of harassing Yellowstone bison

Authorities allege an Oregon man harassed a bison on Tuesday as part of a string of disruptive behavior in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks. Raymond T. Reinke, 55 is facing six … more

Schedule shuffle: New 4.5-day school week to begin

Longer school days will mean longer weekends for Powell students this year. When students return for classes on Aug. 22, they’ll have a new 4.5-day school week, with every Friday afternoon … more

Giant grizzly: Burly bruin to become museum installation

A giant grizzly that state wildlife managers euthanized in the Meeteetse area in early April is destined for a second life in education. The boar was the biggest bear most experts had ever seen in … more

Peterson, Kost disagree on guns in schools

State Sen. Ray Peterson, R-Cowley, and his primary election challenger, Republican R.J. Kost of Powell, agree that individual school districts should be allowed to decide whether they want to arm … more

Judge asked to stop Cody homeowners from painting

A bitter dispute between a rural Cody homeowners’ association and one of its members — over a multi-color paint scheme — has spilled over into Park County’s District … 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

New Yellowstone leader won’t allow new position to be politicized

It’s a tough way to get a job. As Cameron “Cam” Sholly prepares to move to his new offices as director at Yellowstone National Park, some have suggested the move is being made … more

Severe thunderstorm, hail rips through Lovell on Thursday

Residents of Lovell have been working hard at cleaning up and regrouping after a severe thunderstorm roared through the town and northern Big Horn County on Thursday evening. The storm tore … more

College student who tried shipping heroin to NWC campus pleads to felony

A former Northwest College student who arranged to have heroin shipped to campus last year has been placed on supervised probation. Jonathon R. Chevrier, 22, was arrested in April 2017 after … 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

Wyoming Business Council evaluates proposed hotel and conference center

Proponents of a proposed hotel and conference center got a chance to make their case to staff from the Wyoming Business Council on Tuesday afternoon. Julie Kozlowski, director of the Community … more

R&E Center showcases alternative crops at annual field day

The University of Wyoming’s Powell Research and Extension Center is not just another farm — in fact, it is so much more. Proof of that was on display last Thursday afternoon when the … more

Park County Fair gets back to its roots

If you’re wanting to catch a country music concert, cheer for colliding cars or crave cotton candy, then you’re in luck: The Park County Fair is here. The 2018 fair kicks off today … more
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