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The Beartooth Highway, the scenic high elevation portion of U.S. Highway 212 linking Red Lodge, Mont., with Cooke City, Mont., and Silver Gate, Mont. and the Northeast Gate to Yellowstone National Park, is scheduled to open for the season Friday, according to the National Park Service.

(Nov. 4, 1920 - May 19, 2014)

Longtime Powell resident Gerald R. Wilkins, 93, died May 19, 2014, at the Powell Hospital.

(June 1, 1948 - May 10, 2014)

Wayne R. Schaefer, 65, died peacefully at his home in Renton, Wash., with his family by his side on Saturday, May 10, 2014, after a long fight with gastric cancer. 

(Dec. 11, 1937 - May 14, 2014)

Dixie R. Moody died at Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 76.

(Jan. 5, 1915 - May 20, 2014)

Paul Howard Capper Decker, 99, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Powell.

(June 5, 1935 - May 20, 2014)

Joanne Irene Davison of Powell died May 20, 2014. She was 78.

Berneice Clark, 92, of Cody, died at West Park Hospital on Jan. 27, 2014.

(Oct. 1, 1957 - May 17, 2014)

Esther Louise Wormell, 56, of Powell, died Saturday, May 17, 2014.

(Nov. 4, 1920 - May 19, 2014)

Gerald Robert Wilkins, 93, died May 19, 2014, at Powell Valley Healthcare.

A double-fatal crash on U.S. Highway 287 between Muddy Gap and Rawlins Friday afternoon has closed a section of the road.

A pair of semis collided head-on at 12:47 p.m., according to Cody Beers, Wyoming Department of Transportation public involvement specialist.

One of the vehicles was carrying oil, Beers said, and there was an explosion and fire.

The section of US 287 between Muddy Gap and Rawlins is closed for an indefinite period, Beers said. The scene of the crash is 28.6 miles north of Rawlins near Lamont. Lamont is about 250 miles south of Powell.

For more information on the road's status, visit wyoroad.info or call 511.

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