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An Indiana woman may have sent the mass mailing that disparaged Cody surgeon Jimmie Biles last year, but it was a competing surgeon who was behind the effort, say Biles’ attorneys.

In a suit filed last week in Wyoming’s federal district court, Dr. Biles claims that Dr. John H. Schneider Jr., a Billings/Cody-area neurosurgeon, and his wife Michelle Schneider, came up with and paid for the flyer mailed to thousands of Big Horn Basin residents in December 2010.

Biles’ attorneys sued Lisa S. Fallon of Fishers, Ind., in September for defamation and other torts for sending out the flyer, but claimed she was acting on behalf of someone else.

An energy company has halted plans to drill a well inside the Shoshone National Forest’s boundary northwest of Clark — at least temporarily.

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson has some advice for Americans sick of a federal government deadlocked on how to reduce its $15 trillion debt.

County attorney finds Cody officer acted appropriately in October incident

A Cody police officer had no other options when he fatally shot 34-year-old Jared Christen on Oct. 11, says Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric.

Christen emerged from his home’s basement that night extremely drunk and firing rounds from a semi-automatic rifle, bringing a violent end to a standoff with officers who originally sought to speak with him about alleged domestic abuse, says a summary of the incident composed by Skoric.

Five months later, the owners of a Willwood home destroyed by an explosion still are waiting to see whether their insurance claim will be paid and if a cause of the blast can be determined.

December 01, 2011 8:54 am

Lady Panthers begin defining process

The quest to define the 2011-2012 version of the Lady Panthers basketball teams starts this weekend.

The Powell High School squad begins its season with three weekend games in Buffalo, playing in the East-West Invitational.

The city of Powell’s proposal for a planned garbage transfer station came under fire at the Park County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last week.

A new Wyoming law that eliminated suspected drunk drivers’ right to refuse a blood test has already been used to aid prosecution of several repeat offenders in Park County.

November 22, 2011 10:02 am

Winter begins for skiers/snowboarders

With it being the fourth week of November, a traditional holiday is nearly upon us: the start of skiing and snowboarding season.

Both the Sleeping Giant Ski Area and Red Lodge Mountain Resort are poised to open Friday for the 2011-12 winter season.

Going “green,” adding a commercial kitchen shared with local entrepreneurs, and building in phases are some of the ways Park County may find money for a proposed new multi-purpose building at the county fairgrounds.

“There’s funds that are available out there for all kinds of different things,” said Stephanie Bennett Brown earlier this month. Brown is a Riverton-based grant writer who was hired by Park County to help fund the planned building.