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CJ Baker

A Cody man agreed to pay more than $1,000 and accept a conviction for acting as an unlicensed outfitter in 2013.

Park County’s events coordinator resigned last week amid continuing conflict over the management of the fairgrounds.

The driving conditions west of Wapiti were good, the Chevy pickup was operating normally and the driver was sober, obeying the speed limit and not on his cell phone. But for some unknown reason, shortly after noon on June 9, Manuel Defuentes’ truck drifted across the centerline of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 and plowed into a group of German motorcyclists bound for Yellowstone National Park.

An October release of tons of fish-killing silt from behind the Willwood Dam and into the Shoshone River prompted a fairly predictable response: shock and a public outcry, followed by public meetings clarifying the issue and, now, a promise of a government study to further examine the situation.

Park County is chipping in $2,000 toward a Cody memorial that will honor dogs and dog handlers who have served in the U.S. Military.

Liquor licenses all renewed

Powell’s bars and restaurants kept things pretty orderly in serving alcohol over the past year.

As a Park County committee prepares to make some recommendations about how some of the area’s public lands should be managed, it might seem like a good time to lay out some ideas for them to follow.

Whether a Douglas elementary school teacher actually broke the law by sleeping with a 17-year-old high school student remains something of an open legal question.

A Monday recount of the state Senate District 18 race cost more than $3,900 — mostly because it took over 130 hours of staff time, says Park County Clerk Colleen Renner.

A recount demanded by Senate District 18 candidate Cindy Baldwin and conducted by the Park County Clerk’s Office on Monday confirmed the essence of what voters were told on election night: Baldwin lost by more than 1,400 votes and roughly 14 percentage points to longtime state Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody.

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