Thunder in the Vicinity

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Thunder in the Vicinity

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CJ Baker

Powell’s police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for children under the age of 18.

Wyoming law says juveniles can’t have e-cigarettes if they contain nicotine, but Police Chief Roy Eckerdt says it’s nearly impossible for law enforcement to tell what someone’s smoking in the devices.

Local voters didn’t want a new sales tax in 2012 — but how about now?

Government leaders from around Park County are wondering whether it’s worth going back to voters next year and asking for an extra 1 cent sales tax to bolster the budgets of the county and its cities.

man charged with last year’s murder in Badger Basin says the case against him is “hearsay from a meth-head.”

44-year-old Powell man is headed to prison for apparently trying to set up a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old girl last year.

Starting next month, visits to Yellowstone National Park will be a little more expensive.

The price of a week-long long park pass will rise from $25 to $30 per vehicle on June 1. An annual pass to the park, meanwhile, will rise from $50 to $60.

There were plenty of signs that Yellowstone Regional Airport had not actually been the victim of a crazed shooter, including an occasional chuckle from a “corpse” or two.

But dozens of volunteer victims — some with gruesome make-up and yelling in feigned agony — heightened the realism of a massive emergency training exercise held Thursday at the Cody airport.

minor labeling mix-up at a Cody drug manufacturer is expected to cost its parent company around $2.4 million.

woman accused of helping murder her boyfriend last year has been brought back to Park County to face charges of conspiring to commit first-degree murder and aiding and abetting first-degree murder.

Sandra Garcia, 27, was booked into the Park County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon, a little more than a month after her arrest in Rincon, Georgia.

“It’s going to be a lot of work here, but we’re ready.”

Those were the words of Steve Martin, who was elected the new president of the Park County Fair Board at a special Tuesday night meeting.

The Powell High School tennis team found some success at a weekend tournament in Sheridan.

The PHS girls collected 12 wins against six losses and six ties, according to results provided by coach Ray Bieber.

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