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Twenty years of Yellowstone wolves

His lecture was titled, “The Wolves of Yellowstone: The First 20 Years.” Whether in competition for food or to protect their stock, humans have been at war with wolves for 10,000 years, Smith said. Ed Bangs, former U.S. Fish and Wildlife … more

School bus safety highlighted this week across nation

Thankfully, the Powell school bus driver had already dropped off all students for the day, and no one was seriously injured. But the February incident serves as an important reminder for drivers to pay attention and use extra caution, especially … more

Squirrel causes city-wide power outage Tuesday morning

“I’ve been here for 21 years, and I’ve never had a squirrel get in the substation and interrupt both transformers and interrupters at the same time,” said Larry Carter, city of Powell electric superintendent. At around 9:25 a.m. this … more

No candidate running for one hospital board seat

But in an unusual twist, the four candidates are competing for three of the seats while no one’s running for the fourth spot. First-time candidate Bob Murphy and incumbents Bonita Katz, Deb Kleinfeldt and Larry Parker all signed up for election … more

Food drive slated for Wednesday in Powell

“We are in need of food,” said Cindy Balderas, treasurer of the local nonprofit. “We’re hoping for a large turnout.” Volunteers will go door to door in Powell neighborhoods from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, collecting non-perishable food … more

Longtime deputy attorney leaves Park County

On the County Commission’s behalf, Davis pushed the federal government to ease restrictions on snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park and to lift Endangered Species Act protections for wolves; he also went before the Wyoming Supreme Court … more

Hands-on with hearts

“Who else needs a heart?” science teacher Stan Hedges asked his pre-pre-med students. There were beef, sheep and pig hearts available, but these burgeoning MDs appeared to be dissecting sheep tickers. Although the classroom hearts once … more

Enrollment stays steady, but kindergarten numbers drop 25 percent from 2015

“I thought that the economy might have a larger impact in the area than apparently it did, as far as school-age children,” said district superintendent Kevin Mitchell, adding, “I know there were folks who lost their jobs, but it doesn’t look … more

Judge breaks rule in reducing woman’s prison sentence

Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Steven Cranfill of Cody erroneously allowed Kelsey B. Munsinger to be released from prison and placed on parole last month; without the ruling, the 25-year-old Munsinger would not have become eligible for parole … more

20 years later: Lessons learned after Berry Bryant’s rape and murder

“She wasn’t the smartest, the prettiest, the fastest or the slowest,” said Sharon Bryant, when describing Berry last week. Berry, then a Northwest College student, was brutally raped and murdered north of Powell 20 years ago, on Oct. 5, … more

Panelists discuss how to prevent sexual assaults

Instead, the somber occasion featured a series of informative events aimed at increasing sexual assault awareness and prevention. One of those events was a panel discussion Wednesday at the Yellowstone Building Conference Center. Sexual assaults … more

It’s pizza and fire prevention

Households can have their smoke detectors inspected while kids have a ball celebrating Fire Prevention Week at schools, preschools and at the Powell Fire Department on Saturday. Powell households ordering Domino’s delivery tonight (Tuesday) can … more

Woman pleads guilty to reduced charges in Badger Basin murder

At a Tuesday morning hearing in Park County’s District Court, 28-year-old Sandra Garcia pleaded guilty to felony counts of aiding and abetting manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact to second-degree murder. Those were reduced from … more

Straw bale bombing: Helicopter drops tons of straw to rehabilitate Whit Fire area

The straw drifts down like flaxen confetti at a New Year celebration. Some of it is powdery, while larger shreds approximate autumn leaves dodging a homeowner’s rake. Then Orr is gone, heading back to fetch another load at the staging area above … more

Rain interrupts sugar beet dig

Full-scale digging and delivery of sugar beets to Western Sugar Cooperative receiving stations kicked off Sunday, Oct. 2. Only 24 hours later, the sugar company advised growers to suspend deliveries. On Monday morning, the UW Powell Research and … more

Montana man sentenced for sex acts with Cody teenagers

Levi M. Longmire — who’d reportedly provided both girls with alcohol — pleaded guilty to felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor (relating to the 16-year-old) and second-degree sexual assault (relating to the 18-year-old) at a District Court … more

Powell boys clean up after litterbugs

“We think it’s fun,” Quincy said. “We respect the mountain, and the mountain respects us,” Devon said. Their parents, Ty and Jamie Barhaug, are pitching in. Jamie said her boys love the outdoors. The family filled 25 or 30 … more

Native American tribes question grizzly delisting

Tribal nations signed a treaty emphasizing the importance of continued federal protections for grizzlies Friday in Alberta, Canada, and at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. The treaty has been signed by around 30 or 40 tribes, … more

Community shares appreciation for local first responders

“We come here to really recognize these people who serve, often under the radar and behind the scenes, but people without whom we would be in a world of hurt and in a whole lot of trouble,” First Baptist Church Pastor David Pool said at the … more

Bell tolls for Powell Kiwanis Club

Since 1953, the Thursday luncheon meeting was carved in stone for Kiwanians. Perfect attendance was a badge of honor and the meetings a bridge to dedicated community service. But there’s an opening on the calendar today (Thursday) and beyond … more
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