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For six weeks, local farmer Dave Johnson worked through a tough harvest to get Elysian West Field ready for the softball tournament. With bases made of corn seed bags and a fence made of hay, Johnson fashioned the field from a piece of flat land, never before tilled, near the base of Heart Mountain.

Prosecutor says kids were living in ‘squalor’

Seven local men and women are facing felony charges for allegedly using methamphetamine in a filthy Cody home they were sharing with several young children.

At 100, Onstine recalls ‘a good life’

Not very many people reach their 100th birthday. Even fewer still garden, bake, do housework and live independently after a full century.

For Evelyn Onstine, staying active is just part of life — even as she marks her 36,525th day on earth.

After a final two hours of debate, the Park County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative advisory committee finished a draft proposal identifying the borders of a possible wilderness area in the McCullough Peaks. The group is working to reorganize the current wilderness study area (WSA) into two sections — preserved wilderness and a special management area — in a proposal that could ultimately become law.

Work is underway to renovate a building in Cody to make it the new site of the veterans clinic for the Big Horn Basin. 

Homeowners likely to see slightly bigger bills

Tougher times in the oil and gas industry last year will mean fewer property tax dollars for Park County’s schools, fire departments and other governmental entities this year.

Dozens of cattle recently died in the Shoshone National Forest along the Beartooth Highway after browsing on larkspur, a toxic plant that grows throughout the West.

Heart Mountain Canal springs leak

Crews drain canal to fix cracked liner outside Cody

The Heart Mountain Irrigation District cut off water in its canal Monday morning to attempt an emergency patch on the Rattlesnake liner.

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.

Good Samaritans rescue Cody man from canal

When Glen Gresly’s truck left the road and headed for the canal Wednesday afternoon, several area residents sprang into action.

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