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With falling enrollments and diminishing support from the state, Northwest College is facing a crunch as it plans its fiscal year 2020 budget. As a result of the shortfall, layoffs are … more
When one of Mike Carruth’s employees suggested purchasing wildlife conservation license plates for his vehicle fleet, the owner of ITC Electrical Technologies fully supported the idea. He and … more
Local businesses will be open after hours Thursday evening for the annual event. From 5-7 p.m., folks can go from shop to shop and enjoy food and drinks while also perusing various holiday specials. “We’re just encouraging a nice, lovely … more
While most businesses will be closed on Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday, the Park County government will also be closed on Friday, July 5. After some initial misgivings, county … more
Maggie Sullivan, public services manager at the Powell Branch Library, invited the public to the library, surprising attendees with eclipse party food and drink consisting of Sunny D and Sunkist orange soda, Sun-Maid raisins, Sun Chips and Orbit … more
The Park County Republican Party is inviting people of all political persuasions to join in a celebration of America’s freedom on Wednesday afternoon. The party’s annual Freedom … more
Robert Pedro, 36, told officers afterwards that “he couldn’t tell if it was real or a video game, apparently referring to the pursuit,” said Park County Sheriff Scott Steward, reading from a deputy’s report. “He was out of it,” … more
A decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee  from a park in the heart of the city was met with controversy and protests. The protests reached critical mass on Aug. 12, as white nationalists marched on the University of Virginia, carrying tiki … more
While the image of a bear fighting off attacking bees to steal their honey may seem humorous to some, it’s no joke to a local business. Queen Bee Honey, in Lovell, suffered more than $25,000 … more
At a December meeting, commissioners said they would like to acquire the former Beartooth Ranch — which federal authorities seized from a drug smuggler roughly two decades ago — and some commissioners suggested selling the property to a private … more
Arriving at the foothills of the Absaroka Mountain Range before sunrise, four fishermen braved below-freezing temps to try their luck on the hard water. Working hard for every fish harvested, they … more
Hugo A. Luna Aguero, 45, is facing felony charges in Hot Springs County of attempted first-degree (premeditated) murder and kidnapping. Luna, of Peoria, Arizona, is alleged to have strangled a woman he’d picked up in Glendale, Arizona, and left … more
Western functional art has a long history in the Cody area, beginning most notably with saddle maker, leather and silver worker Edward Bohlin and furniture maker Thomas Molesworth, both of whom helped develop and define the Western style in the … more
A bitter dispute between a rural Cody homeowners’ association and one of its members — over a multi-color paint scheme — has spilled over into Park County’s District … more
One year after the City of Powell prohibited drivers from using handheld devices, it’s hard to pinpoint the ban’s exact impact. “I’m still seeing people still not using … more
The thousands of years-old specimen, uncovered on Bureau of Reclamation land within the Buffalo Bill State Park west of Cody, was first secured by federal law enforcement agents and state park officials a week ago. Then, at the request of the … more
That meeting resulted in the formation of Connect to Community, or C2C — an initiative designed to bring the college and the community closer together. Six months later, C2C is hosting Paint the Town Red on Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. … more
State Sen. Ray Peterson, R-Cowley, and his primary election challenger, Republican R.J. Kost of Powell, agree that individual school districts should be allowed to decide whether they want to arm … more
A bill to repeal gun-free zones created by schools and local governments was killed by a state Senate committee on Wednesday, though an identical measure remains pending in the House. Senate File … more
Garland M. Melnar, 50, has been charged with a felony count of third-degree arson, as Park County prosecutors allege he burned down the motorhome just north of Powell city limits. “The fire was apparently retribution for a perceived drug deal … more
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