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CJ Baker

When Chelsea Hensley appeared in Park County’s Circuit Court in late February, she received the kind of greeting an old friend might expect.

Wyoming law lays out some pretty scary-sounding penalties for political candidates who fail to disclose how their campaign was funded and how they spent their money; there are potential fines, fees and even the possibility of being barred from office for neglecting to turn in their required campaign finance reports.

Wanting to show some solidarity with the rest of the Big Horn Basin — and save some money — the Park County Commission will help renovate a Worland facility that houses and treats people experiencing mental health crises.

Powell Valley Healthcare has agreed to pay $3 million to settle complaints from 19 people who say they received poor medical care from Dr. Jeff Hansen, a former surgeon for the organization.

Around these parts, it’s not so much Memorial Day that kicks off the summer season as it is the annual opening of Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance. That big day arrives the first Friday in May.

As oil and gas production has ebbed and flowed in Park County and Wyoming, the local housing market has stayed steady.

Alleged to have purchased canned air while on bond

After being charged with two DUIs in a four-month span, a Cody psychiatrist plans to enter a residential treatment program.

Deputy’s no-show gave Powell woman brief break from jail

A Powell woman suspected in multiple burglaries was briefly released from jail last week after a Park County sheriff’s deputy missed her court hearing.

A Cody woman is facing a felony child endangerment charge after authorities reportedly found methamphetamine in the system of her 6-month-old baby last year.

Trimming the Powell school district’s budget is an unenviable, difficult task that has fallen on the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. We appreciate the time and thought that they and the district’s leaders have put into finding ways to reduce the budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars without hurting students.

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