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Four-legged foster care

After eight years in the Army and 365 days of combat in Iraq, former infantryman Aaron Swaney now has another assignment. This time, they are cuddly puppies. Swaney, his wife Abby and their seven … more

Council votes 5-1 in support of hotel, conference center

The Powell City Council gave its support to a planned hotel and publicly owned conference center on Monday. The council voted 5-1 to apply for a $2.6 million grant from the Wyoming Business Council … more

With evidence lacking, criminal charges dismissed in fight

Criminal charges have been dismissed against three Colorado men who were alleged to have attacked three other men in Powell last month. With witnesses unable to provide many details of the fight, … more

Second person injured by elk in accidental encounter in Yellowstone

For the second time this week, an elk has attacked a person at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Penny Allyson Behr, 53, from Cypress, Texas was attacked by a cow elk in an accidental encounter behind … more

‘It’s gone,’ Cabins swept away in mudslide

After shopping for seven years, Powell’s Christy and Larry Larsen finally found their dream cabin in the shadow of Pilot Peak in the Beartooth Range. Christy, a third-grade teacher at … more

Candidates pour in at last minute for local offices

The final days of the filing period for August’s primary election brought an influx of candidates — and at least one big twist. Races for mayor of Powell and the Powell City Council … more

Black bear captured, euthanized in Cody

A black bear created a commotion in Cody and sent Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists scrambling over the weekend. The large boar was reported Sunday morning at a residence on Sheridan … more

Woman seriously injured by elk in Yellowstone

A cow elk attacked and seriously injured a woman behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on Sunday. The elk was protecting a calf — bedded down roughly 20 feet away and hidden by other cars … more

Mudslides destroy Crandall area cabins

The cabins are located off Park County Road XUX — also known as the Squaw Creek Road — on chunks of private property within the Shoshone National Forest. The road has been temporarily closed to travel, as parts of the route are slipping away or … more

Free summer lunches available to area children

Starting Monday and continuing through July 27, Powell Valley Healthcare will be providing sack lunches at the Homesteader Park warming house/baseball concessions building from noon to 1 p.m. on weekdays. “It’s primarily for underserved … more

In Cody, Cheney reflects on 9/11

“9/11’s one of those days that everybody remembers,” Cheney told those in attendance. “Everybody pretty well knows where they were at that time, whether it was home, going to school or going to work. [It was] such a dramatic event that it … more

Despite objections, grizzly hunt set for fall

With little discussion, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission members approved the rules for the state’s first grizzly hunt in decades with a unanimous Wednesday vote. Commissioner Mike Schmid said people come to Wyoming because of the state’s … more

Pay for public servants ranges from nothing to six figures

Pay for the positions that will appear on local residents’ ballots this year varies widely. Serving as a member of Wyoming’s Congressional delegation, for instance, brings a standard salary of $174,000, while local city council members — who … more

Local legislators talk new revenue sources

That, and making Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming a toll road, were two of the revenue possibilities brought up at a recent legislative forum at Northwest College. Three local state legislators — Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, Rep. Dan … more

For killing wife, Powell man receives 18- to 20-year sentence

Williamson received an 18- to 20-year prison sentence on Tuesday. He testified that Shirley, who was blind and suffering from severe paranoia, had asked him to shoot her. “Did you love Shirley, on Aug. 26, 2017, when you took her life?” … more

New hotel could include city-owned conference center

At its June 4 meeting, the city council will be asked to submit an application for a “community readiness” grant of up to $3 million from the State of Wyoming; the grant program is administered by the Wyoming Business Council. The money would … more

Necole Hanks named Powell’s top teacher

The assembly, which had been announced as being for another purpose, was instead to honor Hanks as the Park County School District No. 1 Teacher of the Year. Hanks described it as the cap to an “emotional weekend” that included her daughter … more

NWC trustees begin budget discussions, look to the future

After weathering some financial storms the past few years, the state’s budget projections are showing signs of stabilizing statewide — and there are even signs of modest growth in some areas. While the budget process is just beginning at NWC, … more

Former Powell Mayor Jim Milburn dies

Milburn was born May 13, 1938, and was a member of the Powell High School Class of 1956. A lifelong resident of Powell, Milburn brought that perspective to the mayor’s office. Former Powell City Council president Lloyd Snyder has fond … more

Vice President Cheney to headline Republican dinner

When Cheney was announced as the headliner for the Park County Republican Party’s biggest annual fundraiser — Friday’s Lincoln Day Dinner — party officials sold $13,000 worth of tickets in just the first week of sales. In Geri … more
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