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CJ Baker

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.

A Park County judge will no longer preside over a case in which a former Clark resident stands accused of violating his terms of probation after being found guilty of bizarre child abuse.

Indictment alleges men ran scheme there for more than six years

Federal prosecutors now say that when Paul Cardwell defrauded Powell Valley Healthcare out of nearly $848,000 last year, it wasn’t his first time embezzling money from a hospital — it was just his first time getting caught.

 

The Powell Panthers claimed their second consecutive Class 3A state football championship with a fourth quarter comeback.

14,706 residents cast ballots

Fewer Park County residents turned out to vote in Tuesday’s general election than did in the last presidential election, but turnout was still relatively high.

Unofficial results from the Park County Clerk Jerri Torczon’s office show that 14,706 residents cast ballots — many of them voting by absentee prior to the election.

UPDATE: A brief recap of the election results have been posted here.

The Park County Clerk's Office has dealt with a couple election problems so far today.

Voters who cast their ballots early this morning likely noticed their ballots were being placed in an emergency bin instead of being placed in the vote-counting machines themselves.

So-called swing state voters likely will steal the national spotlight in today’s (Tuesday) race for the U.S. presidency, but here in Park County, it’s solely up to local voters to pick county commissioners, school and college board members, city council members and the sales tax rate for the next four years.

Say he was ‘remorseful,’ according to court records

A 39-year-old man charged with kidnapping and assaulting a pre-adolescent Cody girl confessed to the crime after his arrest, according to allegations from Montana police contained in court records.

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