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CJ Baker

Cody couple the first to get a license

"I just can’t believe that it’s truly happening. We did it.”

Disbelief was one of the emotions Nikki Reid was experiencing Tuesday night as she and Desiree Flowers looked over a Wyoming marriage license allowing the Cody couple to legally wed.

Sending most athletes to state in years

A slew of top finishes and a couple new state qualifiers helped propel the Powell High School girls swim team to second place at the Class 3A West Conference Championships.

Sheriff’s employees help save life aboard flight

Dispatchers from Park County travel to a software conference every year, but the recent event marked the first trip in which they were called upon to save someone’s life.

Voters should keep Park County District Court Judge Steven Cranfill and Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters on their respectives benches, Wyoming attorneys say.

A Wyoming Game and Fish employee did everything right after mistaking a grizzly bear for a black bear during a 2013 hunting trip: he immediately notified authorities and fully cooperated with their investigation.

But Luke Ellsbury’s mistakes — killing a grizzly bear and firing at it from a spot too close to the North Fork Highway — resulted in more than $10,000 in financial penalties last week. The sentence was roughly in line with similar instances in Park County in recent years.

A Powell day care provider and her husband have been charged with child endangerment for allegedly keeping methamphetamine in the same home where the woman watched other people’s children.

Powell police say they found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of meth during a Friday afternoon search of Mandy and Nick Ringler’s home.

Powell High School’s golfers took home as many individual medals as the best teams at the Class 3A State Tournament.

Three PHS seniors — Pax Mitchell (tied for third on boys side of the tourney) and Carli Brown and Mikala Fulton (fifth and sixth for the girls, respectively) — earned All State honors at Cody’s Olive Glenn Golf Course on Friday and Saturday.

At a Monday hearing in Park County’s District Court, Bruce Watne was described as an upstanding man who has done many wonderful things for his family, his church, the Powell community and anyone young or old in need.

But Watne was in court because of the “awful” thing he did last summer: sexually abusing a pre-teen boy.

Large carnivore specialist thought he was shooting black bear; turned himself in  

A local Wyoming Game and Fish employee may face some steep financial penalties after mistaking a grizzly bear for a black bear while hunting on his own time last year.

The Powell High School girls tennis team trumped Cody again on Tuesday, while Cody got a bit of revenge on the Powell boys.

Playing in Cody, the Lady Panthers won four of five matches — as they did on Sept. 4 — while the Panther boys went 2-3; the boys had beaten Cody 3-2 earlier in the year.

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