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CJ Baker

Park County is relatively short on Democrats, but you wouldn’t have known that from the size or enthusiasm of the crowd that gathered on Saturday in Cody.

As Park County heads into some lean financial times, the good news is that it’s relatively flush with cash.

An auditor recently said the $16.5 million stashed in the county’s bank accounts puts it in comparatively strong shape.

A Powell native has landed a guest spot on the country’s most popular television drama, though it might be his last Hollywood role.

Daniel Cummings will portray a sheriff’s deputy in the Tuesday, April 5, episode of “NCIS.”

Could bring reduced hours, staff

Looming budget cuts could force Park County to reduce hours of operation at its libraries, landfills or even the courthouse, some commissioners warned this month. Some openly wondered if the county will have no choice but to reduce the number of employees.

Before starting some potentially steep budget cuts for the coming fiscal year, Park County commissioners have approved more than a half-million dollars in additional spending for this year.

State lawmakers plan to study whether Wyoming would be better off scrapping its caucus systems and creating a primary election on presidential nominees.

Continual shoplifting at Wal-Mart — ranging from toiletries stuffed in pockets to 60-inch televisions brazenly carted out — has law enforcement cracking down on all thefts from the Cody store.

One Powell High School girls basketball player cracked the All State team and two others — plus their coach and a member of the boys squad — have been honored within the conference.

Volunteers sought for panel on wilderness study areas

Sorting out which local lands should be protected as wilderness and which should be used more freely will be the goal of a new Park County Commission-led task force.

Coach proud of 'great' season

Powell’s trip to the Class 3A state basketball tournament ended sooner than hoped.

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