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Powell man gets probation for assaulting wife

“You don’t belong in prison,” Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Steven Cranfill told Greg Paris at a Thursday sentencing hearing. In imposing five years of supervised probation, Cranfill recognized the counseling and medical treatment Paris … more

Fight against cancer may temporarily sideline mayor

The meeting began on a positive note, with Mayor Hillman and council members Floyd Young, Jim Hillberry and Lesli Spencer sworn into their new terms of office by City Clerk Tiffany Brando — all having won their bids for re-election in … more

Judge upholds $2.3 million verdict for victims of Meeteetse crash

A jury made up of a dozen local residents awarded more than $1.3 million to Richard Schlenker and nearly $980,000 to his father, Bill Schlenker, after a five-day trial in late July. The Schlenkers had been driving on Park County Road 3LE between … more

Bored teens take horses, goat to local McDonald’s

On Friday afternoon, two Powell boys got on their horses and rode through town — and stopped by McDonald’s — with a goat in tow. “We just wanted to get out of the house and do something,” explained Joel Perez, 15. “Just bored,” … more

Interviews for new superintendent to begin in January

“Mr. Mitchell is highly regarded around the state and has been a really great superintendent, so we have our work cut out for us in finding good candidates for you,” Farmer told the Powell school board. Applications are due by Jan. 10; nearly … more

Local skier and photographer featured in ‘Outdoor Photographer’

“It’s sort of a funny story — one of those things about being in the right place at the right time,” she said during an interview last month. Lichtendahl went to a photo workshop in Jackson in September, which the editor of “Outdoor … more

New tax to upgrade Meeteetse’s sewer lagoons

“I think it would probably put us out of business if we hiked rates that far,” Meeteetse Mayor Bill Yetter said in a recent interview. The town figures it’s a roughly $2 million job to replace the lagoons. If you were simply to pass that … more

Huge herd of antelope on the move north of Emblem

The giant herd provides spectacular viewing opportunities for those fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time. “That is the Carter Mountain herd,” said Leslie Schreiber, a biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department … more

Man and woman arrested with stolen vehicle, documents

Two North Dakota residents — Christopher M. Garrison, 25, and Shannon M. Malone, 32 — were arrested after police reportedly found other people’s credit cards, Social Security cards, passports, a fake vehicle registration card, a small amount … more

The gift of giving extends to man’s best friend

Bella, a 2-year-old hound dog, recently paid a visit to Red Barn Veterinary Services in Powell, suffering from respiratory distress; tests indicated she had immune mediated thrombocytopenia, a disease in which the body attacks its own blood … more

Schmeiser steps down as chamber director

Schmeiser’s last day at the chamber is scheduled for Jan. 20; she has accepted the executive director position at Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity. The choice to leave the chamber was a difficult one that she prayed about, but Schmeiser … more

Legislature may fund local habitat rehabilitation

The bill would help finance a number of habitat improvement projects in Wyoming, including in Sunlight Basin near 7D Ranch on Sunlight Road and Medicine Lodge Creek adjacent to Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site near Hyattville. It’s … more

Wyoming population drops, economy flat after downturn

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Wyoming’s population declined by 1,054 people, or 0.2 percent, to 585,501 from July 2015 to July 2016. Wyoming is one of seven U.S. states that had population declines during the period. In contrast, the … more

After days of closure, Chief Joseph Scenic Highway reopens

Conditions were so bad that three Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplows and a wrecker got stuck on the highway Saturday night while working to clear drifts; it took a second wrecker to rescue them. Using a snowblower, WYDOT crews worked … more

Daylight saving time year-round?

The United States observes standard time between November and March. In March, clocks are set forward an hour, offering an extra hour of daylight on summer evenings. But state Rep. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, thinks the one-hour time changes are a … more

Wind blows one truck over and another off highway south of Cody

Lt. Phil Farman of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said the truck — a two-axle straight truck transporting U.S. mail from Powell to Casper — was blown over by strong winds clocked as high as 70 mph. The truck was laying on its left (driver’s) … more

Blizzard conditions prompt three snow days for Clark school

Due to snowfall, high winds and bitterly cold temperatures, school was canceled in Clark the next day (Friday). More snow days followed on Monday and Tuesday. It’s rare for a local school to have one snow day, much less three. “This is the … more

Local churches host special services for Christmas

The following churches provided service information to the Tribune: more

Winter weather wallop: Storm lashes Park County with blizzard conditions

Copious amounts of snow began falling in Cody Thursday and moved into Powell that night, accompanied by wind and bitter-cold temperatures. By late Friday night, Cody was buried under 12-18 inches of snow, while 3-5 inches had fallen in Powell, … more

Tourists endorse vacations to Cody, Yellowstone Park

Of 1,579 people canvassed in Cody and Yellowstone between June and September, 100 percent said they’d recommend the trip to others. The survey was contracted by the Park County Travel Council and prepared by Dr. Norma Nickerson of the Institute of … more
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