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Cody man pays fine for illegal outfitting

In Park County’s Circuit Court this month, 47-year-old Jim Pehringer pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of outfitting without a license. That was in connection with allegations that Pehringer assisted — and accepted money from — a … more

Weather emergency declared for Cody area

Around noon on Sunday, Park County Emergency Manager Mart Knapp declared a "weather emergency." "Due to the strong winds, blowing and drifting snow, and the resulting extremely low visibilities, people in the Cody and the surrounding area are … more

From one Thanksgiving to the next: 110 pounds lighter

“My heart was fine; everything was fine,” Kost said. “The bottom line in my mind was — it was just a good way for the good Lord to say, ‘What way do you want to go the rest of your life?’” Kost was 62 years old at the time and … more

Park County events coordinator resigns amid conflict

Echo Renner submitted her resignation on Thursday, Dec. 8, effective immediately. In the wake of her departure, some county officials voiced concerns with Renner’s performance, while Renner said she’d been set up for failure. Renner had … more

City electric rates may rise in January

On Monday, the Powell City Council will have a final vote on City Ordinance No. 7, which calls for an 8 percent increase in electric rates that would begin with January 2017’s billing cycle. Councilmen have approved the proposal on two earlier … more

The Nutcracker: Powell dancer performs lead role in ballet on Saturday

The 17-year-old grew up dancing with the Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody and aspired to perform in a lead role someday. “That has been my biggest goal as a dancer,” said Jones, who is a senior at Powell High School. “I am lucky to have … more

Driver receives two-year sentence in fatal Wapiti crash

Defuentes, of Oregon, says he doesn’t remember what happened and authorities say they don’t know what went wrong. “(The) investigation revealed … no explanation whatsoever for the defendant’s truck entering the bikers’ lane of travel. … more

Manor awarded $50,000 Daniels Fund grant

“We’re so excited to receive this grant,” said Cindy Ibarra, executive director of the manor. “It means so much for the completion of our electrical generator and elevator upgrades. These are critical to the safety of our seniors living in … more

Distance to the University of Wyoming presents barriers for local students

Fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming this fall stood at 12,366 students on the 15th day of classes, the day it became official. That is down slightly from 12,619 students in fall 2015, UW President Laurie Nichols told about 90 people … more

UPDATED: Plane crashes in Big Horn County, one person dead

The other man in the plane, Miles Hausner, 56, of Worland survived the crash and is being treated in a Billings hospital, according to The Associated Press. The crash occurred  in a remote area southwest of the Wardel Reservoir area, Big Horn … more

City considers prohibiting parking on Coulter Avenue

“It’s definitely a safety hazard with people stepping out of their cars with oncoming traffic,” said Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt. On Monday, the Powell City Council moved forward with a measure to create a no parking zone on Coulter … more

Answers to silt explored by Willwood/DEQ

District leaders met with various government agencies — including the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality — on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Casper. The agencies met to find solutions to a buildup of silt behind the dam, some of which washed … more

County gives $2,000 to war dog memorial

On a 3-2 vote on Tuesday, the Park County Commission decided to contribute to a roughly $110,000 fundraising campaign to add a “war dog” memorial to the State of Wyoming Veterans Memorial Park, located along the Greybull Highway. “It’s a … more

Wyoming Game and Fish count population below Willwood Dam

The crews were electro-fishing a couple miles downstream of the dam, delivering a light electrical jolt in the water to temporarily stun the fish and ease their capture with a net. Jason Burckhardt, Game and Fish fisheries biologist, said they … more

Police report quieter year at area bars, restaurants

Figures compiled by the Powell Police Department and presented to the Powell City Council last month show there were 334 calls for service at the city’s 20 establishments from November 2015 to November 2016 — a roughly 45 percent drop from the … more

Reaction to treatment hospitalizes Mayor Hillman

Hillman, who is undergoing treatment for liver cancer, was easily re-elected to his second term Nov. 8. He has acknowledged publicly that he is battling cancer, but has said he feels he can continue to carry out his mayoral … more

Heart Mountain access closed off

Park County Commissioner Lee Livingston said he’s received a lot of calls from people who enjoyed access to Heart Mountain via the canal road for years, but now are precluded. Livingston said he hopes to work with the irrigation district to … more

Plans for drone facility at Powell airport advance

The Powell City Council recently voted to apply for a $435,400 Community Readiness Grant through the Wyoming Business Council to build a 3,000-square-foot light industrial manufacturing facility at the city-owned airport north of Powell. The plan … more

Lost then found: After decades missing, PHS class ring reunited with owner

Bob Thomas, with the aid of his metal detector, found a Powell High School Class of 1968 ring some time ago. After many years forgotten in a box, his wife Patricia Thomas rediscovered the ring while sorting through some of the couple’s … more

Building explodes at Clark compressor station

At the Windsor Energy, LLC. compressor station, a building that housed the natural-gas-fired boiler to heat crude oil exploded, said Clark firefighter Dave Hoffert, who also served as the incident commander. The only explanation is a natural gas … more
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