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CJ Baker

November 08, 2012 8:59 am

Voter turnout high amid some problems

14,706 residents cast ballots

Fewer Park County residents turned out to vote in Tuesday’s general election than did in the last presidential election, but turnout was still relatively high.

Unofficial results from the Park County Clerk Jerri Torczon’s office show that 14,706 residents cast ballots — many of them voting by absentee prior to the election.

UPDATE: A brief recap of the election results have been posted here.

The Park County Clerk's Office has dealt with a couple election problems so far today.

Voters who cast their ballots early this morning likely noticed their ballots were being placed in an emergency bin instead of being placed in the vote-counting machines themselves.

November 06, 2012 8:53 am

Voting day

So-called swing state voters likely will steal the national spotlight in today’s (Tuesday) race for the U.S. presidency, but here in Park County, it’s solely up to local voters to pick county commissioners, school and college board members, city council members and the sales tax rate for the next four years.

Say he was ‘remorseful,’ according to court records

A 39-year-old man charged with kidnapping and assaulting a pre-adolescent Cody girl confessed to the crime after his arrest, according to allegations from Montana police contained in court records.

A trio of candidates — Republicans Bucky Hall and Lee Livingston and independent Pat Slater — are bidding for two seats on the Park County Commission in Tuesday’s general election.

October 30, 2012 7:59 am

‘No leads’ for Cardwell

New charges against Cardwell, accomplice expected next month

Federal authorities say they’re no closer to catching former Powell Valley Healthcare CEO Paul Cardwell than they were when he went on the lam two months ago.

Wyoming law protects government from liability

A U.S. District Court judge has denied a wrongful death claim that alleged negligence by federal grizzly bear researchers caused a man’s fatal 2010 mauling in the Shoshone National Forest.

 

A 39-year-old man accused of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is being held on a $2 million cash-only bond — twice the amount being used to secure a man charged with premeditated murder in Park County.

Powell comparing costs of landfills in test runs

Taking up a decision that could affect the garbage rates of residents across Park and Big Horn counties, the city of Powell is mulling whether hauling its trash to Cowley would be cheaper than going to the one in Cody.

 

After an intense week-long investigation, a 39-year-old Montana man was arrested Saturday in connection with the Oct. 8 abduction of an 11-year-old Cody girl.

Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan, Mont., was arrested Saturday evening in Belgrade, Mont., after police reportedly matched his vehicle to the one used to abduct the girl and found that he matched the description of the suspect. Speer has been charged in Park County with felony counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.