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CJ Baker

Federal authorities hope to keep more than $20,000 in cash that a Yellowstone National Park ranger seized from two young Illinois men this summer. Prosecutors say one man admitted they had planned to use the money to buy marijuana in Oregon, then sell it in Illinois.

The United States government currently stands more than $19.8 trillion deep in debt. As of Thursday, the U.S. Treasury pegged the amount owed at exactly $19,844,586,961,607.12.

And you can expect that figure to only get worse.

Neighbors objected to planned facility west of town

After a series of contentious public meetings featuring strong opposition from neighbors, Park County commissioners have allowed a woman to build a new group home west of Powell.

What started as an attempt to check on a man’s well-being Sunday night turned into a drug bust for Powell police.

August’s golden sunsets are quickly coming to an end, signaling that hunters clad in blaze orange are beginning to fan out into Wyoming’s mountains, prairies and forests in search of game.

David Williamson is alleged to have shot his wife Shirley early Saturday morning south of Powell, then called his son.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Powell woman at a home on Lane 11, south of town.

The Bureau of Land Management says a spark from a citizen’s metal grinder started last year’s Whit Fire west of Cody — and says that person could potentially be held responsible for the millions of dollars that it cost to suppress it.

Faces 13 charges; uncooperative in court

Facing three felonies, 10 misdemeanors and the prospect of a lengthy stint behind bars for allegedly selling prescription drugs and leading police on a high-speed chase, Robert J. Pedro treated a Wednesday court hearing as if it was a joke.

A Cody man allegedly led several police officers on a high-speed chase through Ralston and Powell before crashing on the Willwood Sunday afternoon.

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