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But each of those local services could be threatened under proposed budget cuts from President Donald Trump. “I think everybody that’s on a federal program is going to be writing letters to their [Congressional] delegation,” said Bucky … more
Last week, Kyle A. Adkins, 25, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated assault and battery on a detention officer, admitting to allegations that he propelled bodily fluids at the deputy with the intent to infect him with a “contagious … more
In recent years, Gilman’s students have created unique large-scale art projects, including scaled replicas of a historic stagecoach and 30-foot WWII submarine; they’re currently putting the final touches on a space shuttle. Described as an … more
The fees will go to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and partially offset the roughly $49 million that lawmakers have cut out of the department’s budget, said Cody Beers, a regional spokesman for WYDOT. One bill passed by state … more
OurKids, a local non-profit that serves as a support group for parents and caregivers of kids and adults with special needs, presented the city with a $5,000 check to be used for the purchase of specialized playground equipment. Group founder … more
As the Park County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office describes the March 14 crash, Matthew V. Hopkins “intentionally or knowingly cause[d] bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon” — with the weapon being his vehicle. There is no … more
“We’ve always had bad [winter] weather, but usually we have some good weather between storms. This winter, we could hardly get a break. It was one storm after another,” said Regan Smith of Smith Farms, which raise sheep, cattle and crops … more
The year was 1956. When the Heart Mountain camp closed in 1945 at the end of World War II, the land it was built on and the surrounding acreage was parceled off to homesteaders. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was charged with clearing off what … more
The crash occurred on Park County Road 1XG, about 1.2 miles west of Frannie. James “Jimmy” Sanderson, 45, was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene, said Park County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lance Mathess. Sanderson had … more
Tons of silt were released from behind the Willwood Dam in October, when the water levels were lowered to improve the structure. The sediment turned the river a grayish color, and some people feared that fish might have been wiped out for miles … more
Wyoming law requires candidates to file four reports over the course of an election cycle. A week before each election, they must file a list of who’s given them money; then 10 days after the election, they must update their list of contributors … more
NWC Institutional Researcher Lisa Smith shared the results of the 2015-16 Performance Indicators Report last week at the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees. The report tracked progress rates in such areas as student retention, student … more
As the dust settles from the 2017 legislative session, school districts across Wyoming are starting to get a clearer picture of what budget cuts will look like for them. “Every district is going to feel this differently,” said Kevin Mitchell, … more
Felons remain barred from possessing modern firearms under federal law; what’s different is that state law will now allow people convicted of violent crimes to use black powder, muzzle-loading guns. The change — approved by nearly unanimous … more
Chase Paxinos, 20, of Billings, was driving a 2017 Freightliner for Montana Air Cartage south on Wyo. 294 when the vehicle left the road, said Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Rich Scovel. The truck crashed through a long section of guardrail before … more
Mathers’ body was discovered in the Elk Fork Creek drainage, about 2 1/4 miles south of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 and roughly 37 miles west of Cody in the Shoshone National Forest. An autopsy conducted on Monday concluded that Mathers died of … more
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Park County opened their doors in Powell and Cody in 1998 under the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, said executive director Tina Bernard. “At that time, there was quite a bit of pass-through funding coming through … more
Those suits led Powell Valley Healthcare to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year; an agreement with the patients is a significant step toward resolving the case. “We’re definitely moving,” Powell Valley Healthcare Board President R.J. … more
A local man was riding a horse in the area when, around 11 a.m., he discovered Mathers’ body in the Elk Fork Creek drainage, the Park County Sheriff's Office said. The location was about 2 1/4 miles south of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 west. The … more
“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
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