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Crews converting the former Cody library building into a restaurant recently stumbled upon a bit of buried treasure.

December 10, 2013 8:48 am

Panther girls open 1-2

The Powell High School girls basketball team got its season off to a great start with a 54-53 win over Newcastle before falling to Wheatland (43-25) and Rawlins (44-41 in overtime) on Saturday.

Crews converting the former Cody library building into a restaurant recently stumbled upon a bit of buried treasure.

Shaina Hughes had planned to celebrate a friend’s birthday in Powell. Instead, she found herself stuck on a remote mountain road, praying to Jesus.

Despite losing four players — including three starters — to graduation, the head coach of the Powell High School girls basketball team doesn’t see the upcoming season as a “rebuilding” year.

Hundreds of workers commuting between Park, Big Horn counties

A 19-year-old woman heading from South Dakota to Powell was rescued by a Wyoming highway patrolman earlier this month after getting lost and stuck in the Big Horn Mountains.

Life in prison wasn’t long enough for the Montana man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old Cody girl last year.

Life in prison wasn’t long enough for the Montana man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old Cody girl last year.

UPDATE: A more complete story can be read here.

A 41-year-old Montana man has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in state prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Cody girl last year.

At a Tuesday afternoon hearing at the Park County Courthouse, District Court Judge Steven Cranfill sentenced Jesse Paul Speer to life in prison plus 30 to 50 years for Speer's actions on Oct. 8, 2012.