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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

Garland residents say thanks for fixed railroad crossing

“Our only goal was to truly thank those guys,” said Johanna Cubbage, who lives not far from the Road 4 railroad crossing. “They said to us, ‘We aren’t doing any more than our job,’ and I said, ‘Oh, to us, this means a … more

LIVE: Track Park County's election results here

Like voters across the country and state, Park County voters weighed in on a slew of races and issues  — ranging from the Presidential race to picking legislators, city leaders and board members. Local voters will also determine the fate of two … more

Searching for solutions to Willwood Dam silt

The district’s manager, Todd Singbeil, said he’d prefer to resolve the problem permanently. Since the district lowered the pool behind the dam last month to repair the dam, silt has been sloughing off silt bars upstream, releasing sediment … more

Cody man charged with killing puppy

The Park County Attorney’s Office charged 27-year-old Lee T. Jackson with a felony count of aggravated animal cruelty on Friday. The charge alleges that Jackson killed a 17-week-old puppy on Oct. 21; the Husky/Labrador cross named Luna belonged … more

Fall enrollment numbers down slightly at Northwest College

A recent report shows the preliminary, unofficial headcount of students attending Northwest on Sept. 27 stood at 1,720, down 2 percent from the headcount of 1,754 last year. Meanwhile, full-time equivalency was 1,597 in September, down 0.3 percent … more

‘The Grand Lady’ in black

Originally a white two-story with expansive, covered front porch, homeowner Betty Carmon admits there were doubters when she made the bold decision to transform the vintage Powell home at 220 N. Division Street to a striking black. But she has no … more

A little home away from home

Q: Why did you decide to build a teardrop trailer? A: A culmination of things came together that pushed me into giving this a try. I’ve always liked the idea of a teardrop trailer — having a quick and simple means of just getting away for a … more

Several thousand trout recovered from area canals

“Right now we’re at 3,497 trout,” Bob Capron of Trout Unlimited said Monday morning. “That’s average or a little more.” By mid October, water diversion to irrigation canals is discontinued. Then, leftover water accumulates in pools … more

Longtime senator challenged by Cody businesswoman

“I stepped over the fear of going against a giant, and it’s like David and Goliath,” Baldwin said of running for Senate District 18. “I stepped over that fear, so I’ve already won, no matter what the numbers come in (on Election Day). I … more

In the crosshairs: Cody City Council passes deer reduction plan

The council passed the resolution Tuesday night on a 5-2 vote. Councilman Donny Anderson said he received calls from constituents concerned about deer in the city. Deer have killed five of his trees, and he’s discovered three dead deer in his … more

Two 'High On Life' members sentenced for misbehavior in national parks

Five defendants from the High on Life group appeared at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs today (Tuesday), according to a news release from the National Park Service. Hamish Cross and Parker Heuser pleaded guilty to violations … more

Laursen, Tillotson outline divergent plans for Wyoming

Laursen — who’s seeking a second term in House District 25 — says funding for K-12 education will likely have to be cut to make Wyoming’s ends meet; Tillotson says education should be seen as a priority and its funding maintained. Laursen … more

Powell school board candidates see new superintendent as top priority

“I feel like so much in our district hinges on who our superintendent is,” said Kimberly Condie, who is seeking her first full four-year term on the school board. Condie and Lillian Brazelton were each appointed in June to fill vacant … more

7,200 pounds of food collected for Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes

“We’re still gathering food,” said Cindy Balderas, treasurer of the local nonprofit, last week. Folks also dropped off donations at Mr. D’s Food Center, Blair’s Market and the Powell Post Office in the days following the Oct. 19 food … more

Judge: City not liable for ex-cop’s sex crime

Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Steven Cranfill concluded that state law protects the city from a lawsuit brought by a woman who was assaulted by then-Powell Police Officer Kirk Chapman. Wyoming law says a government is only liable for an … more

Shooting past 30 tons of beets

With 73 percent of the crop delivered as of Monday, growers in Western Sugar Cooperative’s Lovell Factory District are on track to post the first-ever average yield over 30 tons to the acre. Rain and snow in the first few days of October cost … more

Police sharpshooters to cull deer in Cody?

Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker told the council during a special meeting that a chapter 56 permit from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department would allow police to remove up to 50 anterless deer per year. Baker said his department would use a .223 … more
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