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Bats in danger: Game and Fish joins national effort to study, protect imperiled species

Armed with highly sensitive recording devices, state biologists are chasing bats through Wyoming in an emergency effort to identify and locate the species before a deadly disease grips Wyoming … more

Powell’s marijuana plants draw national attention

A few small marijuana plants found growing in some City of Powell planters turned into big news. Starting in late June, city workers discovered several cannabis plants sprouting up alongside the … more

Soldiers for cutthroat conservation

In the monumental effort to conserve Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Soldier Creek is a success story. The creek wends its way though lush meadows and picturesque canyons in the Bighorn Mountain … more

Commission candidates talk budget, development at public forum

The Republican candidates for the Park County Commission who gathered in Powell last week seemed to generally agree the county government has been run pretty well. But there were still a number of … more

Rare condor found dead near Laramie

Just days after southeastern Wyoming residents were thrilled by a sighting of an endangered California condor, the juvenile female known as Condor 832 was found dead near Laramie. The U.S. Fish … more

Young volunteers help with projects on Shoshone Forest

The Shoshone National Forest got some sprucing up last month, courtesy of a group of young volunteers. At their annual Youth Service Retreat, Wyoming Congressional Award Medalists helped with … more

Commissioners question new hotel, conference center

A proposal to use state dollars to help build a new hotel and conference center in Powell received the backing of Park County commissioners last week, though it was a hesitant … more

New sculpture installed at Northwest College

The wait is over: A new sculpture has been installed next to the Yellowstone Building at Northwest College. Denver artist Jodie Cooper’s two-part steel sculpture, “Infinite Pattern … more

UW trustees give blessing to ‘Cowboy’ campaign

It did not take long for the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees to agree that the world does indeed need more cowboys and cowgirls. After less than half an hour of discussion at their meeting … more

Sen. Barrasso efforts to amend Endangered Species act cheered, feared

A Wyoming senator’s proposal to amend the Endangered Species Act is both being heralded as an overdue attempt to modernize the 45-year-old legislation and as a partisan attempt to take control … more

Ex-teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge

A former Douglas elementary school teacher who committed a sex crime by sleeping with a 17-year-old boy has repeatedly violated the terms of her probation over the past year and a half, authorities … more

Marijuana found in city planters

City of Powell workers recently discovered a different kind of “weed” sprouting up in a couple of city planters: marijuana plants. Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt suspects someone … more

Biker Chix mountain bike camp offers technique, support

Jessica Lum decided it was time to get on her bike and ride. No more excuses. Lum, a Powell resident and employee at Heritage Health Center, had occasionally joined a group of area women on their … more

Wetzel seeks election as mayor in his own right

John Wetzel had served on the Powell City Council for more than 10 years when the death of Don Hillman led to Wetzel’s appointment as mayor in February 2017. Now, Wetzel hopes to be elected … more

Miller mounts challenge for Powell mayor’s seat

Ryan Miller is a relative newcomer to the political arena, but he believes that he has what’s needed to be the next mayor of Powell. Miller is challenging incumbent John Wetzel (see separate … more

Local fireworks company began with love

Chris had a secret. He was in love with Miria and he didn’t want her to know about his passion. On one of their first dates, he snuck away to visit his second love. “I love … more

Clean sweep: Council approves lease of new street sweeper

With the City of Powell’s current street sweeper sidelined for an extended period of time, if not permanently, after a recent accident, the Powell City Council approved a lease with … more

Gatherings tonight: Reunion weekend kicks off

The Powell High School Class of 1968 has always contended it is a special group. Now at the 50th anniversary of their high school graduation, members of the Class of 1968 have math on their side … more

Service and Sacrifice

This time last year, Todd Johnson was sitting in his office at a financial services company in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Despite a six-figure salary, he wasn’t happy. Having retired as a … more

Crandall meeting: no good answers for cabin owners

Professionals from the Park County government, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming Department of Transportation and U.S. Geological Survey have all examined the sliding hillside above Squaw Creek Road … more
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