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CJ Baker

After a committee of local residents couldn’t agree on how the county’s two wilderness study areas should be managed, Park County commissioners decided to craft a plan of their own.

It often seems that if the words “public lands” appear in this newspaper, it’s in the context of some kind of controversy.

Three Colorado men are facing felony charges after allegedly attacking a Powell man and his brother with weapons on Saturday afternoon.

Oil and natural gas production and prices have bounced back in Wyoming. In Park County, it looks like our property tax base grew by perhaps 12 percent last year, spurred in large part by more mineral production, though also by rising home values.

Park County Commissioner Loren Grosskopf says he’s leaving the board at the end of the year, announcing Monday that he will not seek re-election.

Compared to most of their counterparts in Wyoming’s larger counties, Park County’s assessor, clerk, treasurer, clerk of district court, sheriff, coroner and county attorney have been underpaid.

Homes and other property values in Park County are generally on the rise.

“All in all, we’ve been steadily, gradually going up,” said County Assessor Pat Meyer.

After 18 years on the job, Park County Commissioner Tim French says he will not seek re-election this year.

A Cody woman served a few days in jail and was temporarily placed on a form of house arrest for shoplifting while she was on probation for a sex crime.

Campaign season is arriving in Park County and Wyoming. With each passing day, more people announce their intentions to run for public office.

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