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CJ Baker

Since opening in 2008, losses at county-owned Biblio Bistro have topped $320,000

Park County Commissioner Joe Tilden posed a question to county library leaders last month: “What’s more important to you, buying new books or keeping the Bistro open?”

William “Bill” Simpson, a longtime civil and defense attorney in Cody, has been tabbed as Park County’s next district court judge.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Simpson’s appointment as a Fifth Judicial District Court judge on Friday.

Nearly three and a half years after Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres’ mutilated body was found in Badger Basin, the criminal cases against the three people implicated in his murder have come to end.

To hear some tell it, last week’s announcement that the federal government will remove Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear was either a triumph or failure of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Park County commissioners say they will not help build a grizzly bear-deterring fence around the county’s Cody landfill unless environmental groups match their contribution, dollar-for-dollar. That “challenge” from the commission appeared to be dead on arrival.

When people who often disagree on how to manage local lands find something to agree on, it’s a sign that there’s a pretty compelling cause to support.

Former state lawmaker and Cody attorney Sam Krone — charged with stealing some $9,600 from a local lawyers’ association —  is asking a judge to suppress some of the evidence against him.

A local woman caught dealing methamphetamine last year avoided prison time for the crimes, but she now faces the possibility of losing her car and more than $20,000 in cash found in her apartment.

Ranch rodeo added to entertainment lineup

The veteran country musicians of Lonestar will bring their talents to Powell next month to headline the 2017 Park County Fair.

If anyone was wondering how far over the line someone must go in today’s polarized political climate to draw unanimous condemnation, we may have finally received an answer this week.

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