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CJ Baker

An electrical contractor is being penalized more than $6,000 for finishing its work at the Park County Fairgrounds more than five months late.

20 to 30 black-footed ferrets could be released on ranchers’ land in July

Coming this summer to a ranch near you: A feel-good story about the last of a long line of ferrets who found a way to survive in the wilds of Wyoming when none of their kind could, then — at the edge of death themselves — were taken from their lands, brought back from the edge of extinction and finally, were able to make a triumphant return to their home.

Motorsports are taking center stage at this year’s Park County Fair.

Last week, fair board members added an off-road vehicle race to the lineup of grandstand events for the 2016 fair.

Marathon Oil Corporation — by far the biggest oil and gas producer in Park County — is exiting the area and the state of Wyoming.

Park County prosecuting attorney said both sides wanted more time

It appears that a 2014 murder case will not be resolved anytime soon.

Park County is relatively short on Democrats, but you wouldn’t have known that from the size or enthusiasm of the crowd that gathered on Saturday in Cody.

As Park County heads into some lean financial times, the good news is that it’s relatively flush with cash.

An auditor recently said the $16.5 million stashed in the county’s bank accounts puts it in comparatively strong shape.

A Powell native has landed a guest spot on the country’s most popular television drama, though it might be his last Hollywood role.

Daniel Cummings will portray a sheriff’s deputy in the Tuesday, April 5, episode of “NCIS.”

Could bring reduced hours, staff

Looming budget cuts could force Park County to reduce hours of operation at its libraries, landfills or even the courthouse, some commissioners warned this month. Some openly wondered if the county will have no choice but to reduce the number of employees.

Before starting some potentially steep budget cuts for the coming fiscal year, Park County commissioners have approved more than a half-million dollars in additional spending for this year.

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