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CJ Baker

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.

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.

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.

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