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CJ Baker

A young man who was involved in a triple murder in Clark isn’t getting out of the life-long prison sentence he agreed to last year.

In a succinct Tuesday decision, District Court Judge Steven Cranfill denied a request to give Stephen Hammer, 20, the chance to one day become eligible for parole. As a result, Hammer still has no opportunity at ever being paroled.

Panther Boys No. 1 singles, girls No. 3 doubles stay undefeated  

Powell High School’s tennis teams continue to look as strong as they have in years, taking three of four duals with Casper’s high schools on Saturday.

Primary candidates spent more than $110,000 during races  

If money were all it took to win an election, Park County would have a couple different lawmakers, a new commissioner and another clerk.

But campaign finance reports filed after last month’s primary election show that spending the most money was no guarantee of success: the biggest spenders prevailed in only four of the eight races that were contested locally.

A woman who says she was subjected to sexual contact by an on-duty Powell police officer three years ago has filed a lawsuit against the officer, who no longer works for the city, the Powell Police Department and the city of Powell.

The woman’s attorney filed a complaint Monday in Park County’s District Court. The woman has not publicly revealed her name and the Powell Tribune does not publish the name of victims or alleged victims.

Making the most of a busy homestand, Powell High School’s tennis teams went a perfect 6-for-6 last week over Cody, Jackson and Riverton.

The girls beat Cody 4-1 on Thursday while the boys bested their Park County rival 3-2. The boys and girls each beat Jackson 3-2 on Friday and Riverton 5-0 on Saturday.

A severed fiber optic cable was to blame for the loss of CenturyLink phone and Internet service and AT&T cellular service in Powell and Cody on Thursday afternoon.

The outage lasted more than five and a half hours.

Park County officials finally made the decision they were loath to make.

After six months of lobbying from state and local education leaders, Gov. Matt Mead and others, the Park County District Boundary Board voted 5-1 on Tuesday to let the state of Wyoming begin paying for the education of students living in the northern half of Yellowstone National Park.

Filings claim Hammer was under influence of drugs, co-defendant 

A young Cody man who murdered a Clark resident and helped murder two others in March 2013 is asking a judge to one day have the chance to be released on parole.

Fifty Powell High School students turned out for the tennis team this year and coach Ray Bieber says it’s “very, very, very competitive.”

Whether a player’s a freshman or a senior, “We’re an equal-opportunity employer, and that means let the best person win,” Bieber said.

People have left state but are being monitored; drug involvement suspected 

Police are probing a couple people of interest in the murder of a part-time Clark resident whose mutilated body was found in Badger Basin earlier this year.

Park County Sheriff Scott Steward said this week that investigators have identified a couple “strong persons of interest” in connection with the January murder of 30-year-old Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres.

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