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Grizzly meeting draws big crowd

Many area residents turn out to voice opinions; most support hunts

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wanted to have a conversation about grizzlies. Park County residents answered the call in a big way: About 200 showed up to talk.

New Veterans Affairs clinic opens in Cody

As of Friday, the new VA clinic in Cody is open.

The Veterans Affairs Community Based Outreach Clinic is run by Valor Healthcare.

Country Christmas this weekend

A festive weekend featuring cloggers, crafts, a lighted parade, Santa Claus and a camel can only mean one thing: It’s time for Country Christmas in Powell.

Man charged with alleged break-in, knife threat

As Nick Greise tells it, he had an uneventful Thanksgiving night — spending time at a bar and then going home to bed.

No end in sight for Willwood Dam silt

Public meeting touts new technology and research, but may never solve problem with current system

Much has changed since a massive release of sediment from the Willwood Dam last year. But according to David Waterstreet, watershed protection program manager for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, sediment is still building up behind the dam.

Cold, starving kittens rescued

Shelter has kittens, cats that need loving homes

The fate of two kittens would have been drastically different if a local couple hadn’t heard them mewing from their hiding place Sunday evening.

Would Powell schools be more or less safe if employees were armed?

The Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees wants to hear local residents’ opinions as trustees discuss the possibility of allowing employees to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.

Appeal of group home dropped

A rural Powell couple has dropped their appeal of a Park County Commission decision that will allow a neighbor to build a group home near their property. The couple, Scott and Stefani Hicswa, say the appeal was only meant to act as a kind of placeholder while some language was clarified and that it was not intended to be a challenge to the commission’s decision.

Dream season is just a start for young hunter

After connecting with her first deer, 12-year-old Shelby Fagan was kidded by some of her classmates, wondering why she would harvest a doe.

An ordinance banning the handheld use of cellphones while driving within Powell city limits passed unanimously on its final reading at Monday’s City Council meeting, but not before a resident had his say on the matter.

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