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CJ Baker

Average oil, gas and home sale prices all down in 2012, says Assessor

Lower oil and natural gas prices mean Park County’s local governments will likely collect fewer property taxes this year.

Logan Bessey was sentenced in 2009 for his role in stealing thousands of pain pills from a Cody pharmacy. At the time, his defense attorney told District Court Judge Robert Skar that “no one believes that (Bessey) is going to continue with any criminal-type behavior. No one.”


A group of Wyoming residents hailing from around the world gathered Tuesday to take on new rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens.


Paul Cardwell, the former CEO of Powell Valley Healthcare and a wanted fugitive, has been apprehended in Thailand after a nearly year-long search, the FBI said Friday afternoon.

Cody council awards buyers liquor license over other applicant

Park County’s $425,000 sale of the former Cody library building closed on Wednesday after the Cody City Council narrowly cleared the way for the buyers to turn the facility into a family-friendly restaurant, microbrewery, sports bar and arcade.

A new state fuel tax will help preserve some of Wyoming’s roads, but it won’t be enough to maintain them all.

“Our goal is to keep the good roads good, and the bad roads may get worse,” Wyoming Department of Transportation District 5 Engineer Shelby Carlson said Thursday.


A local resident is suing a Powell pharmacy for erroneously filling his prescription for a drug to ward off sleep with a sleep-inducing sedative.

New estimate pegs population at 6,308

Powell was one of Wyoming’s fastest-growing cities between 2000 and 2010. This decade? Not so much, it appears.

U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last week peg the city of Powell’s population at 6,308 residents. The new estimate — which is supposed to represent the city’s population as of July 1, 2012 — means Powell has six fewer people than were recorded here in the April 2010 Census.

If Park County’s pending sale of the former Cody library goes through, residents could say goodbye to an empty building and hello to a new restaurant and small brewery.

Florida man being sent back to face sex crime charges

Hours before he was due in a Florida court to answer to sex crime charges, something either awful, or awfully convenient, happened to David Leon Lashley: the 50-year-old man went missing at sea.

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