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A new bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent future grizzly bear hunts and increase Native American influence in bear conservation efforts. Sponsored by Rep. Raúl … more
In a possible case of arson, an abandoned home burned down on Friday night in the Willwood area south of Powell. Members of the Powell Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene shortly … more
Most of the debris that comes out of Powell’s sewers during maintenance is the odd trash you’d expect, such as marbles and disposable razors. But the long-lost treasure that City … more
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
Improved cell and Wi-Fi service may be coming to Wyoming’s national park properties, according to park leaders. Yellowstone National Park’s new superintendent Cameron Sholly said he … more
Before embarking on their next adventure, dozens of Powell teens will receive something they’ve worked hard for: Their high school diplomas. One hundred and fifteen Powell High School … more
The Park County Clerk’s Office may reduce the number of polling places in next year’s elections. It would save taxpayer dollars, but force rural residents in places like Heart Mountain, … more
As the state realizes substantial losses in coal income, it’s become more important to look to tourism to diversify tax revenue, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon said during a Friday speech in … more
The City of Powell has announced the departure of one of its more prominent figures: The beloved frog that used to oversee a pond named after him has been removed and put up for sale to the highest … more
When Scott and Bob Soliday walked up to weigh-in their second day catch, all eyes went straight to the fat belly of a giant on their stringer. It was the kind of catch that keep fishermen up at night … more
When police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on North Hamilton Street last month, it was the couple’s 4- and 5-year-old children who answered the door. “My dad is fighting … more
The Powell City Council approved 10 special funding requests for the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, totaling more than $80,000. At a Monday meeting, the council denied a request for cash from … more
Employees were ready for the rush of visitors through the East Entrance at Yellowstone National Park, but Mother Nature doesn’t follow a calendar. By the time the gates opened to visitors on … more
A Powell man caught with thousands of dollars worth of stolen property in 2017 — including dozens of porcelain dolls — has been placed on supervised probation. Chad M. Hill, 44, served … more
It’s going to take a lot of coordination between Northwest College staff, contractors, emergency responders and pilots of twin-rotor military helicopter to remove a couple HVAC units from the … more
A Wapiti man who shot and killed his wife last year says it was an accident — and he claims his civil rights have been violated since his arrest. Dennis K. Klingbeil, 77, is facing a … more
Cinnamon and blue-winged teal drakes chased hens in the shallows of Deaver Reservoir as a squadron of massive American white pelicans glided in for less than graceful approaches in the clear water. … more
As his time as Park County’s Homeland Security Coordinator neared its end last week, Mart Knapp was busy putting up strips of foil in a subterranean room. The roughly $12,000 project — … more
On June 16, Powell’s Shopko will close its doors for good. With the company’s collapse, many shoppers throughout the Big Horn Basin expect they’ll have to drive to Billings, Cody or … more
The East Gate will swing open Friday to a line of cars waiting to experience year 147 of the world’s first national park. With six months in the driver’s seat as Yellowstone’s new … more
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