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CJ Baker

Nearly three and a half years after Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres’ mutilated body was found in Badger Basin, the criminal cases against the three people implicated in his murder have come to end.

To hear some tell it, last week’s announcement that the federal government will remove Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear was either a triumph or failure of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Park County commissioners say they will not help build a grizzly bear-deterring fence around the county’s Cody landfill unless environmental groups match their contribution, dollar-for-dollar. That “challenge” from the commission appeared to be dead on arrival.

When people who often disagree on how to manage local lands find something to agree on, it’s a sign that there’s a pretty compelling cause to support.

Former state lawmaker and Cody attorney Sam Krone — charged with stealing some $9,600 from a local lawyers’ association —  is asking a judge to suppress some of the evidence against him.

A local woman caught dealing methamphetamine last year avoided prison time for the crimes, but she now faces the possibility of losing her car and more than $20,000 in cash found in her apartment.

Ranch rodeo added to entertainment lineup

The veteran country musicians of Lonestar will bring their talents to Powell next month to headline the 2017 Park County Fair.

If anyone was wondering how far over the line someone must go in today’s polarized political climate to draw unanimous condemnation, we may have finally received an answer this week.

Federal government should purchase Sheep Mountain property, groups say

It’s not often that you find Park County commissioners urging the federal government to buy up private land.

A federal grand jury has indicted a Powell psychologist on 234 felony counts of health care fraud, alleging he submitted more than $6.8 million worth of “fraudulent” bills to Medicaid over a roughly 3 1/2-year period.

Gib Condie made an initial appearance on the charges Tuesday in federal court in Casper and was released on his own recognizance.

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