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UPDATED: Police say they've arrested three individuals in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning in Powell. One of the individuals is alleged to have also broken into several vehicles around that same time.

Would make Powell largest city in state to not have Circuit Court

The Wyoming Supreme Court’s plans to close the Powell Circuit Court next year are proceeding despite concerns from local officials.

Court administrators say they want the court — along with others in Lovell and Dubois — closed by July 1, 2013 as a cost-cutting measure and consolidated with the one in Cody.

 

December 11, 2012 9:33 am

Woman imprisoned for car burglaries

A Powell woman is serving five to seven years in prison for stealing items from more than a dozen cars earlier this year.

Lori A. Viarengo, 33, accepted the prison time as part of a plea deal with the Park County Attorney’s Office.

December 11, 2012 9:27 am

Lady Panthers dominate Jackson

Has favor returned by Star Valley

Powell High School’s girls basketball team played solid defense in a pair of weekend contests. Unfortunately, the offense was more inconsistent.

The hosting Lady Panthers (4-1 overall, 1-1 in Class 3A West) thumped Jackson 39-23 on Friday night before falling 30-18 to Star Valley on Saturday afternoon.

PHS head coach Scott McKenzie was pleased with the team’s man-to-man defense all weekend. The offense executed well on Friday against Jackson, the coach said, before struggling against Star Valley.

December 06, 2012 9:24 am

Prison time in child abuse case

Probation violation nets five to seven years for former Clark man

Kenneth Vanderford admitted that just a week after being sentenced to probation for abusing his three children, he violated its terms by contacting two of them. An emotional and remorseful Vanderford, 46, pledged in court on Tuesday that the six months he’s spent in jail since his May arrest had helped him learn from his “very stupid” decision, and he asked for another chance at probation.

December 06, 2012 9:23 am

Simpson goes viral

Video of 81-year-old senator dancing grabs Internet’s attention

Former U.S. Senator and Cody resident Alan Simpson has often drawn national media attention for the words from his lips, but it was his hips drawing the limelight on Wednesday.

December 04, 2012 8:41 am

Three for three

Lady panther basketball opens with wins at Cody tourney

Technically, there was no “winner” of the season-opening East-West Invitational on Friday and Saturday. But of the eight girls basketball teams that competed in the Cody tournament, only Powell High School’s Lady Panthers managed to win every game.

Photographer, local collector chronicle Yellowstone’s changes in new book

Photos of early visitors to Yellowstone National Park show people clearly enjoyed the park in a different way than today — bathing in hot springs, feeding bears, etc. — but how much visitors enjoy the site continues to this day.

Forking out cash on advertisements, yard signs and other promotional materials isn’t enough to win an election in Park County.

Recently-filed campaign finance reports show that top spenders weren’t always the top vote-getters in the Nov. 6 general election. In fact, several campaigns — including those for local school and college boards and in support of a proposed 1-cent sales tax — came up short despite having a financial advantage.

Agree to form trash committee

Park County commissioners are choosing to simultaneously play nice and play hardball in response to the city of Powell’s decision to look at hauling its trash outside the county.