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CJ Baker

I wish Gib was writing this column.

That’s not only because I miss him, but because he had a certain way with words.

Allows people convicted of violent crimes to possess antique firearms

People convicted of violent felony crimes will be allowed to own and use certain types of antique guns under a bill recently passed by Wyoming lawmakers.

A more than month-long search for Gibson “Gib” Mathers of Powell ended Saturday morning, when a local man came across his body in the North Fork area.

Cody facility housing roughly twice as many inmates as 2014

A couple years ago, Park County Sheriff Scott Steward considered housing some Montana inmates to fill some empty jail beds and generate some extra revenue for the county. But the sheriff’s willingness to take on extra inmates has since been replaced with concern about having too many inmates of his own.

Local staffers for Wyoming’s three members of Congress heard plenty of concerns to pass along to their bosses during a meeting in Powell last week.

The fight over Wyoming’s gray wolves has raged for years. So when a panel of appellate judges reversed a lower court and ruled in favor of the state’s wolf management plan last week, everyone pretty much knew what to say.

Authorities find Powell suspect and stolen dolls hidden in crawl space

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Juliet Fish volunteered to be the one to go down into the crawl space of a Powell trailer during a recent search.

Devil Canyon, east of Lovell, has too many bighorn sheep; the Ferris and Seminoe Mountains, northeast of Rawlins, have too few.

When a rare solar eclipse crosses Park County this August, folks will need special eye protection to watch it safely.

Journalism’s oft-repeated mission statement is to “seek truth and report it.”

Donald Trump has spent much of the early days of his presidency attacking journalists across the country for missing the mark. That, of course, is the president’s right, and while his vitriol on the subject has been unbecoming of the leader of a democratic country, the debate over whether the press is properly doing its job is roughly as old as the press itself.

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