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An energy company has halted plans to drill a well inside the Shoshone National Forest’s boundary northwest of Clark — at least temporarily.

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson has some advice for Americans sick of a federal government deadlocked on how to reduce its $15 trillion debt.

County attorney finds Cody officer acted appropriately in October incident

A Cody police officer had no other options when he fatally shot 34-year-old Jared Christen on Oct. 11, says Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric.

Christen emerged from his home’s basement that night extremely drunk and firing rounds from a semi-automatic rifle, bringing a violent end to a standoff with officers who originally sought to speak with him about alleged domestic abuse, says a summary of the incident composed by Skoric.

Five months later, the owners of a Willwood home destroyed by an explosion still are waiting to see whether their insurance claim will be paid and if a cause of the blast can be determined.

December 01, 2011 8:54 am

Lady Panthers begin defining process

The quest to define the 2011-2012 version of the Lady Panthers basketball teams starts this weekend.

The Powell High School squad begins its season with three weekend games in Buffalo, playing in the East-West Invitational.

The city of Powell’s proposal for a planned garbage transfer station came under fire at the Park County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last week.

A new Wyoming law that eliminated suspected drunk drivers’ right to refuse a blood test has already been used to aid prosecution of several repeat offenders in Park County.

November 22, 2011 10:02 am

Winter begins for skiers/snowboarders

With it being the fourth week of November, a traditional holiday is nearly upon us: the start of skiing and snowboarding season.

Both the Sleeping Giant Ski Area and Red Lodge Mountain Resort are poised to open Friday for the 2011-12 winter season.

Going “green,” adding a commercial kitchen shared with local entrepreneurs, and building in phases are some of the ways Park County may find money for a proposed new multi-purpose building at the county fairgrounds.

“There’s funds that are available out there for all kinds of different things,” said Stephanie Bennett Brown earlier this month. Brown is a Riverton-based grant writer who was hired by Park County to help fund the planned building.

November 15, 2011 10:03 am

Police in transition

Powell residents have likely noticed a couple new faces in police squad cars and patrolling around town in the last few months.