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CJ Baker

In July, the costs of registering a vehicle and getting a driver’s license will go up -- by $15 and $20 for passenger vehicles and new licenses, respectively. Wyoming drivers and vehicle owners are projected to pay an additional $45 million over the next two years, thanks to the pair of fee increases passed by the Legislature.

‘Huffing and driving’ alleged to have caused head-on collision

A Cody psychiatrist is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly inhaled intoxicating vapors, passed out and crashed into an oncoming vehicle last week.

Wide range of volunteers spend hours picking up trash in area

Thanks to some fresh water — and the elbow grease of around 80 volunteers — the Shoshone River is a whole lot cleaner than it was a few months ago.

It’s been months since Rep. Scott Court was elected to the state House — and weeks since the Cody Republican finished his first session as a legislator — but he still has not provided the state with a formal accounting of the money he received and spent in his campaign.

I wish Gib was writing this column.

That’s not only because I miss him, but because he had a certain way with words.

Allows people convicted of violent crimes to possess antique firearms

People convicted of violent felony crimes will be allowed to own and use certain types of antique guns under a bill recently passed by Wyoming lawmakers.

A more than month-long search for Gibson “Gib” Mathers of Powell ended Saturday morning, when a local man came across his body in the North Fork area.

Cody facility housing roughly twice as many inmates as 2014

A couple years ago, Park County Sheriff Scott Steward considered housing some Montana inmates to fill some empty jail beds and generate some extra revenue for the county. But the sheriff’s willingness to take on extra inmates has since been replaced with concern about having too many inmates of his own.

Local staffers for Wyoming’s three members of Congress heard plenty of concerns to pass along to their bosses during a meeting in Powell last week.

The fight over Wyoming’s gray wolves has raged for years. So when a panel of appellate judges reversed a lower court and ruled in favor of the state’s wolf management plan last week, everyone pretty much knew what to say.

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