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A man who allegedly was an intended target of a shooting in Cody this summer has accepted a six- to eight-year prison sentence for conspiring to sell drugs.

Seven months of jail time, five years of probation and a nearly $4,200 bill was the sentence given a 22-year-old Powell man for a downtown break-in.

At a Wednesday court hearing, Christian Hallman apologized for burglarizing Powell Drug last January.

When asked in federal court what he’d done to earn some $212,000 of Powell Valley Healthcare money intended for recruiting physicians and other staff, Michael Plake was blunt.

“I did nothing,” he said.

October 02, 2012 8:14 am

PHS tennis teams wrap up season

Improving upon their performance at regionals, eight of Powell High School’s 10 competitors won at least one match at the state tennis tournament.

No Panther competitors made the finals, but a couple came close.

A former Powell Police officer has been charged with a felony in connection with allegations that he had unwanted sexual contact with a woman while on duty.


September 25, 2012 8:14 am

Real fight follows Cody gunfight show

After a vacationing Minnesota couple’s viewing of a staged Wild West gunfight in Cody was disrupted by a noisy conversation on Saturday night, the couple allegedly got into a real fight.

Four PHS golfers earn All State

There was plenty of hardware joining the Powell High School golf teams for their trip home from the Class 3A state tournament.


Though it might not be evident from the overall standings, Powell High School’s tennis teams played some of their best matches of the year at this weekend’s north regional tournament.

September 20, 2012 9:42 am

Tight state golf tourney expected

For the first time in years, Powell’s boys and girls golfers are expected to be in the running for top individual and team honors at this weekend’s Class 3A State Tournament.

The event tees off at 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Worland’s Green Hills Golf Course. With good weather in the forecast and a well-kept course, Powell High School head coach Troy Hildebrand expects to see very good scores.

September 20, 2012 9:38 am

PHS tennis teams head to regionals

Powell High School’s tennis teams will be looking to avenge some earlier matches at this weekend’s regional tournament in Gillette.

“We’re looking for some stories — some people who beat people who they’ve lost to,” said PHS head coach Ray Bieber. “We’re certainly capable and we’ve gained a lot of experience and we’ve improved a lot, so we’ve just got to make it happen.”