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CJ Baker

The lure of a Sante Fe man’s hidden gold got a pair of out-of-state residents stranded in some North Fork backcountry on Sunday — making it two out of three summers that they’ve had to be rescued from the area.

New York entrepreneur’s plan to build a large water bottling factory near the Clarks Fork Canyon has been at least temporarily halted by Park County commissioners.

Park County jury determined it was a North Fork resident’s attack — and not a fall — that broke multiple bones in his girlfriend’s face last year. Now, Ernest Watts, 50, is headed to prison.

Watts was convicted of felony aggravated assault and battery in April and sentenced in May to six- to eight-years behind bars.

Cody woman is headed to prison for having a sexual relationship with a teen half her age.

At a hearing last week, District Court Judge Steven Cranfill ordered Jessica Lee Ayers to serve 18-24 months behind bars for second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Wednesday hearing on the 2014 murder of Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres showed how heavily the case relies on the account of one of the three defendants — and how the other two may try to undercut that account.

Park County prosecutors have decided to pursue a felony charge against a Billings woman alleged to have drunkenly slammed into an SUV carrying two Powell High School students in April.

Heralding the unique new jobs it’s bringing to the area, officials on Monday welcomed a new $3.7 million warehouse that expands Cody Laboratories.

Powell man stands accused of having threatened another man with a rifle after becoming upset with his driving on Saturday afternoon.

Powell’s police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for children under the age of 18.

Wyoming law says juveniles can’t have e-cigarettes if they contain nicotine, but Police Chief Roy Eckerdt says it’s nearly impossible for law enforcement to tell what someone’s smoking in the devices.

Local voters didn’t want a new sales tax in 2012 — but how about now?

Government leaders from around Park County are wondering whether it’s worth going back to voters next year and asking for an extra 1 cent sales tax to bolster the budgets of the county and its cities.

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