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CJ Baker

Insurer calls award ‘truly excessive’

Rejecting the defense’s claims that the verdict was too large, a judge has upheld a jury’s nearly $2.3 million award to two Meeteetse men who were injured in a 2010 crash.

When they convene this month, state lawmakers will consider whether to make massive amounts of police data off-limits to the public.

Doing so would be a mistake.

With only about 330 residents, it’s unlikely that the Town of Meeteetse could have raised its sewer rates high enough to replace its aging sewage lagoons.

A November day of racing at the Park County Fairgrounds was “kind of like they used to have here — only we had bigger and better ones than ever used to race here,” organizer Brock Ninker said of the cars. “We have more horsepower hitting this track than it’s ever seen before.”

Sent to look for a possibly drunk driver, Powell police instead found a stolen vehicle and evidence of stolen identities during a Friday night traffic stop.

Powell is hiring.

In the coming weeks and months, new leaders will be chosen to manage the Powell school district, the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Park County Fairgrounds.

Powell lawmaker seeks to change time

A Powell lawmaker hopes to get Wyoming to end its twice-a-year routine of springing forward and falling back an hour by making daylight saving time last all year.

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.

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