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Hoping to bring in as many new customers as possible, Park County commissioners plan to soon pitch counties and municipalities across the Basin on the benefit of bringing their trash to the landfill south of Cody. As commissioners see it, turning … more
When they say the Powell service club is barely in survival mode, they speak from the heart. On the eve of one of the Powell Lions Club’s highest profile events — the 10th annual James Shelby Memorial Car Show — Schatz and Winz make no … more
The $122,000 climbing wall was approved by the NWC Board of Trustees in April 2015, paid for with funding from the Wyoming Community College Commission’s recapture and redistribution funding formula for that year. However, the project has been … more
“What happened was, there was about 10 of us that wanted to ride motorcycles from California to North Carolina, and we couldn’t figure out a way to do it without having everybody get mad at us,” Petty recalled. “So we decided we’d do it … more
High water levels in the Shoshone and Yellowstone rivers and low levels in the Buffalo Bill and Boysen reservoirs are mostly good news, according to Sam Hochhalter, Cody Region fisheries supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Other … more
The Shoshone Learning Center will celebrate its graduation at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Powell High School Auditorium, where 11 graduates will receive their diplomas. The PHS graduation follows at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium, with 102 graduates. PHS … more
Marquez, 53, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Park County’s District Court Tuesday afternoon, admitting he “purposely and maliciously” shot and killed Guerra-Torres sometime between Dec. 15, 2013, and Jan. 8, 2014. Though it was not … more
That’s far less than the $2 million-plus that college administrators had to cut last year for Fiscal Year 2017, which ends June 30. However, Lisa Watson, vice president for administrative services and finance, told the NWC Board of Trustees last … more
“It’s good to see you again; it hasn’t been long,” said a sarcastic Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters. “And you’ve got a brand new felony information that’s been filed against you.” Hensley, 29, was there to answer allegations that … more
At a business meeting with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce prior to a luncheon at the Cody Auditorium, Wenk was met with concerns about possible impacts from planned roadwork around Fishing Bridge. “We’re concerned that the closings will … more
“We have lost the northbound lane of the highway, but we are maintaining two-way traffic,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation District Engineer Pete Hallsten of Basin. “Our Cody maintenance crew has filled in the ditch on the uphill … more
As a result of the gunshot, the wolf had to be euthanized by Yellowstone staff. “Due to the serious nature of this incident, a reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) … more
“The frog pond is so dilapidated that it cannot go online this year,” Director of Public Works Gary Butts told the council at the annual budget meeting last week. “In order to put the frog pond back online, it would take over $35,000 in repair … more
“The spring started probably three weeks later than normal just because of the winter we had,” said Fred Hopkin, a local grower in the Penrose area southeast of Powell. “It was cold, we had a lot of snow, and it took a long while for that to … more
The president of Park County Pedalers, a dedicated group of bikers with no formal membership, Gallagher has spent the past decade working tirelessly through a bureaucratic maze and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one of the finest … more
“I saw a grizzly at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir on my way in,” said Bradford, a teacher with the Wyoming Connections Academy virtual school. “Photography is my hobby and I like to get here before the crowds.” About 30 cars, trucks and RVs … more
For Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes, the annual food drive comes at a good time. “We have been extremely busy at the pantry,” said Cindy Balderas, treasurer of the local nonprofit. So far this year, the pantry has consistently provided … more
The plan was for John, who already was a licensed practical nurse, to keep working to support them and their four children while his wife Shawn attended Northwest College for three years to earn her nursing degree. Then, Shawn would work while John … more
“Expected warm and sunny weather will create significant avalanche danger,” said an update from Yellowstone officials. “Conditions will be closely monitored and additional closures may occur.” Visitors should still be able to get in and … more
Commissioners voted 3-1 last month to contribute $6,000 toward planned improvements to Lighthouse. The crisis stabilization facility is run by the nonprofit Cloud Peak Counseling Center; Washakie County actually owns the building and leases it to … more
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