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Santa and workshop a hit with kids

“It was really neat,” said Sharon Earhart, who chaired the Santa’s Workshop event Friday for the Powell Rotary Club. “Santa was to arrive at 10 a..m. in the city parking lot on Clark Street, and he came in a little early, so the helicopter … more

Local health care organizations work together for patients

“I actually see us complementing each other,” said Arleen Campeau, vice president of patient care at Powell Valley Healthcare. “There may, in time, be more competition, but right now, we’re working together, complementing each … more

Former Douglas, Cody teacher gets probation for sex with teen

But in sentencing 35-year-old Katie Marcus to probation last month, District Court Judge John Brooks sought to make one thing clear. “Ms. Marcus, while there may be some fair debate about whether your conduct here was criminal, there can be no … more

Clerk: Baldwin’s recount cost $3,900

Independent candidate Cindy Baldwin — who demanded that the votes be counted again in her race against Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody — must pay $500; Park County government must cover all the other costs. The recount confirmed that Coe won handily, … more

Willwood filling pool

Singbeil said he spent six hours on the telephone with the DEQ and the governor’s office Tuesday, but the department would not issue the district another waiver. Rather than face additional repercussions from DEQ, the district is filling the … more

Programs gearing up for Christmas giving

Santa’s helpers will be distributing Christmas Baskets from 1-3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at the Powell Armory at 1102 E. Seventh St., across from Powell High School. Baskets are loaded with enough food to prepare a holiday feast specific to each … more

Coe still the winner

The recount started at 8 a.m. and wrapped up around 2:30 p.m., confirming that Coe had won an eighth term in the Senate. Baldwin’s total of 4,256 votes did not change from the original results, while Coe lost four votes — his total dropping … more

Recount, demanded by opponent, confirms Sen. Coe's re-election

The recount started at 8 a.m. and wrapped up around 2:30 p.m., confirming that Coe had won an eighth term in the Senate. Baldwin’s total of 4,256 votes did not change from the original results, while Coe lost four votes — his total dropping … more

Committee OKs management plan for grizzly bears, another step toward delisting

Approval of the strategy could be the last step toward removing the grizzly from the Endangered Species List — assuming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chooses to move forward and publish a delisting rule in the Federal Register. If Greater … more

Commissioners get governor involved in Willwood silt

Now, refilling the pool behind the dam has been postponed at least until Dec. 2, when the governor has scheduled a meeting with the district and DEQ, said Todd Singbeil, manager of the Willwood Irrigation District. The district had been planning … more

Bert the bird

“He’s quite the friendly little bugger, but can startle you as he will land at your feet or on your shoulder and even your head,” said Eric Larsen of Powell. Larsen was in his backyard the first time Bert flew down and sat on the table next … more

Willwood silt dilemma

Since the Willwood Irrigation District lowered the dam pool to repair the dam last month, silt has been sloughing off silt bars upstream, releasing sediment into the Shoshone River downstream. The river turned a grayish color and an unknown number … more

NWC reaccreditation efforts are underway

In a voluntary peer-review process, the regional accreditation agency evaluates how well colleges and universities meet certain criteria. “Accreditation indicates to other colleges and universities — and to the public — that we meet … more

Drone friendly: City may apply for grant to fund facility at Powell airport

On Monday, the Powell City Council will consider seeking a roughly $434,000 state grant to help fund construction of a light-industrial manufacturing facility at the Powell Municipal Airport. The hope is for GT Aeronautics, a drone manufacturer, to … more

Cody man charged in connection with Colorado robbery, shooting

Jacob Hoard, 26, did not participate in the actual robbery and shooting, but investigators with the Mesa County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office allege Hoard guided two robbers to the victims’ residence by phone. Authorities allege that when … more

Recent temps 15-20 degrees above normal

“Every day for the past couple of weeks, you’ve had a high in the low 60s, dropping into the 30-40 degree range for lows across the area,” said Tim Troutman, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in … more

WYDOT seeks to lower Wapiti Valley speed

The highway’s speed was upped to 70 mph this year from just west of the tunnels at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir to the Shoshone National Forest boundary. The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s plan is to now drop the speed limit back to 65 … more

Write-in winner to join hospital board; incumbents re-elected

Kleinfeldt came in on top, with 2,984 votes, or 33.6 percent of the votes cast in the race for the three full terms. She was followed by Parker, who garnered 2,152 votes, or 24.2 percent, and Katz, who received 1,950 votes, or 22 percent. Murphy … more

Voters approve 1-cent tax for roads, bridges, sewers

In Tuesday’s general election, roughly 53 percent of voters — some 7,772 of them — voted to temporarily raise Park County’s sales tax rate from 4 to 5 percent until the money is raised. The other 47 percent, or 6,904 voters, were … more

General election turnout strong

According to unofficial results, 15,311 local residents participated in the election. That included a couple thousand people registering to vote on Election Day. In terms of raw numbers, that’s the most people to ever vote in a Park County … more
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