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At a brief hearing on Wednesday, former Powell resident Pedro Garcia Jr., 30, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree murder. The deal, which involves prosecutors dropping and reducing the original charges, calls for Garcia to receive … more
Bills on K-12 public school funding have been introduced in the Wyoming House and Senate to address an estimated $400 million annual shortfall. On Monday night, the House Education Committee voted to sponsor a broad proposal for representatives … more
“It was marvelous, being in that crowd of Americans, watching this process,” said Colleen Anderson. “It was just a humbling thing to do,” agreed her husband, Clarence Anderson. Colleen said attending the inauguration would have been an … more
The Cody event drew around 500 women, men and children. Millennials integrated themselves with members of Generation X and the Baby Boomers as they marched around Cody City Park, carrying homemade signs and chanting from sheets handed out at sign-in … more
A total of 26 employees had been recommended for raises by their supervisors, but in a split 3-2 decision last month, county commissioners rejected them all. Including the adjustments to the employees’ benefits — like retirement and Social … more
The Wyoming Public Lands Initiative’s Park County Advisory Committee has a number of classification options it could recommend, ranging  from wilderness (which would prohibit mechanized travel) or a number of non-wilderness designations that … more
  Those sentences were handed down Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs. High on Life was the subject of multiple investigations by the National Park Service and the U.S. Bureau … more
The Powell school board met Tuesday evening in an executive session to review applications and unanimously agreed on the three finalists. “It was a hard process. Everybody was well-qualified,” Greg Borcher, chairman of Park County School … more
DeVos — whose family owns a large ranch in the Wapiti Valley — referenced the small school west of Cody in her response to a question about guns in schools. The stage was set toward the beginning of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor … more
The water tower on the east side of Powell, near Homesteader Park, has been temporarily shut down, as a leak was detected by the City of Powell Water/Wastewater Department. Powell’s water needs are now being supplied solely by the tower on the … more
“Wyoming businesses are at a disadvantage when internet businesses fail to collect tax,” Mead said in a release. “This is an important step in the right direction.” State lawmakers are considering another big step toward collecting taxes … more
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, and fellow congressmen from Wisconsin and Minnesota introduced a bill on Jan. 10 that would remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act list. The measure would also outlaw any lawsuits aimed at returning the … more
“I have been traveling on buses for 40-plus years and have never had an experience like that,” Will Rider, Gillette College’s head women’s basketball coach, said Monday. The team was on Wyo. Highway 30, between Burlington and Basin, and … more
Tuesday night’s snow was blown around by cold winds, primarily from the north, piling it up in drifts and making it difficult to navigate area roads Wednesday morning. Despite those challenges, Powell schools opened as usual on Wednesday, with … more
For Powell, Superintendent Kevin Mitchell has a request: Let local school district leaders decide how to make those cuts. “You guys make a decision on how much money you need — make that into a percent cut or something — and then we’ll … more
A judge ordered the bureau to recalculate the appropriate management level (AML) in 2015, said Nancy Cerroni of the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center in Lovell. In July, U.S. District Judge Susan Watters noted that the bureau had stated, in a … more
On Thursday, hotelier Steve Wahrlich of Billings announced plans for a new hotel on three lots in the Gateway West business park off West Coulter Avenue. The lots, adjacent to a new car wash facility in Gateway West, total more than four … more
In response to the budworms’ ongoing infestation, Shoshone National Forest staff are proposing to log approximately 2,000 acres in the Crandall area. The western spruce budworm is a widely distributed defoliator, according to a Shoshone … more
“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
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
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