Sheriff's office identifies deputy, deceased suspect in August shooting

Five months after a Park County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Cody man, the sheriff’s office has released the names of the deputy and the deceased. According to a Wednesday news …
Local start-up businesses invited to compete for $50K
Applications for the 2023 Park County Start-Up Challenge, which is offering up to $50,000 to the best new business ideas, are now available. Hosted by the University of Wyoming program Impact 307, …
Community members contribute to drafting school book policy
The revised book policy for Park County School District 1 is slated for first reading during the Feb. 14 school board meeting, which brings the draft one step closer to being institutional policy for …
Park 1 Virtual Academy honor roll
Park 1 Virtual Academy has released its honor roll for K-12 students. Students can make the honor roll either as a bronze, silver, or gold student. To be a bronze level student in grades K-5 must …
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Nearly 50 Park County students make University honor roll
At the University of Wyoming, 48 Park County students made the President’s Honor Roll for the 2022 fall semester. To make the President’s Honor Roll undergraduates must earn a 4.0 in that …
Poff makes Dean’s List in Oregon
Joshua Poff of Powell is one of 572 students to make the Dean’s List for the 2022 fall term at Eastern Oregon University. Students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or above with a minimum of 12 credit …
Paul earns spot on President’s List
Hailee Paul, of Powell, is one 1,282 students at Utah Tech to be on the President’s List for the fall 2022 semester. This makes up only 10% of the school population. In order to make the list …
Moats goes out fighting for the right to know
Bruce Moats has been accused of never having met a document that shouldn’t be public or a meeting that shouldn’t be open.  “Largely I plead guilty to that, though not …
Wilderness group: Public wants Shoshone motorized plan trimmed
A plan to govern motorized travel on the Shoshone National Forest falls short of laws protecting a wilderness study area, a conservation group said after reviewing public comments. The Wyoming …
Glenrock man faces felony harassment charge after violating protection order
DOUGLAS (WNE) — Everett L. Bray of Glenrock was bound over to state district court Jan. 19 on a single felony charge of harassment after he allegedly violated a woman’s protection order …
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Panthers cruise past Bobcats
A quick turnaround after a long weekend on the road had the Powell Panther wrestling team welcoming the Thermopolis Bobcats to Powell High School — Powell defeated the Bobcats 58-24 in the …
Trappers defeat Lancers on the road
After an opening Region IX North victory at home, the Northwest Trapper men’s basketball team set out on the road to Torrington — overcoming a slow start to beat Eastern Wyoming …
NWC women rebound against Eastern Wyoming
Heading on the road after an opening loss in Region IX North play, the Northwest College women’s basketball team defeated Eastern Wyoming 71-52 in Torrington on Wednesday, Jan. 25.   …
Piranhas strong at Winter Fiesta
More than 200 athletes from around Wyoming and Montana flocked to Powell on Jan. 14-15 to take part in the Winter Fiesta — where the Piranhas picked up 28 qualifying times for the youth state …
Panthers finish 10th
It was a strong weekend for the Powell Panther wrestling team in Fremont County, defeating Riverton in a dual 60-15 before finishing in the top 10 as a team at the Ron Thon Memorial — with …
PHS girls move to 3-0 in conference
The Powell Panther girls’ basketball team returned home to welcome two rivals to town — defeating Lovell 45-39 on Thursday before losing to Cody on Friday 65-28.   …
Obituaries
Annette Foulger was born on Dec. 22, 1960, in Lancaster, California, to Bert and Jennie Savage; the youngest of nine children. She spent her early childhood in Montana on various ranches with her …
Wyoming lost one of its most devout fans and advocates on Jan. 29, 2023. Wesley Joseph Metzler passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family in Powell, Wyoming. He will be missed dearly …
Kelly Ron Rigby, 63, passed away in his daughter's home in Powell, Wyoming, on Jan. 30, 2023. Kelly was born in Rexburg, Idaho, to Gene and Zola Rigby. He had nine siblings and grew up logging and …
Annette Foulger passed away on Jan. 26, 2023 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. Funeral services are planned for Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at the Seventh Street LDS Church. Viewing will …
Wes Metzler, 85, passed away Jan. 29, 2023, at his home in Powell. Funeral services are pending with Thompson Funeral Home in Powell.
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    • Do you hear what I hear?

      I’ve been hearing things these past weeks I never expected, or particularly wanted to hear. A couple at the next table cooing, “No, …

    • February happenings at the library

      Join us at the Cody Library on Saturday, Feb. 4 for Winter Author Fest. This fundraiser, hosted by the Park County Library Foundation in support …

    • Christian optimism

      All things considered — we live in a very good place. Yet, it is impossible to shield ourselves from the general angst of our time. The …

    • Life is better than ever if work is not your forte

      I recently overheard two women talking. One said she wished she could go back to the “old” days and the other gal agreed, saying, “Life …