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The Aug. 21 eclipse will only cover approximately 98 percent of the sun in Park County. For those left behind while friends and family migrate elsewhere, the maximum coverage will be brief, with the crescendo just before 11:40 a.m. If you’re … more
While Fennell is not a painter, he is an artist: His canvas is 1,000 yards wide, 1,000 yards deep and 6,000 yards high. It’s a highly regulated box controlled by both a team of nine judges and the Federal Aviation Administration. Fennell is a … more
U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said Jesus Deniz Mendoza of Worland represented a lasting menace to society because of his inability to control the “demons” of mental illness and drug use that he blamed for the killings. The sentencing … more
And it is being felt by the malt barley growers of the Shoshone Valley. Simple economics led to a 2017 reduction in acres under contract to Briess Malt and Ingredients Co. in this area, said Rick Redd, manager of the Briess malt barley receiving … more
The two sheep were originally reported by the fish pond around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 6. Responding Powell Police Sgt. Paul Sapp spotted them “just sneaking along the fence line” near the RC race track; he quipped that they were “northbound, at a … more
The little-known, delicate flowering plant grows on a sandy patch of land, less than 1.5 acres, on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. It’s been theorized that what makes the nation’s premiere park popular — it’s volcanic nature — is why the … more
“Colony collapse disease led to more people wanting to ensure pollinators were available. And that led to more hobby beekeepers,” said Brenda Eden, area 4-H leader and Honey Hill Farm beekeeper. Eden has a small, but determined group of young … more
“To get out of our comfort and get back to nature,” added his companion, Joel Strickland. Back then, neither Strickland nor Boot had any idea how far out of their comfort they would be. The worst, they said, was Colorado, where a 20-year … more
During four public meetings around Wyoming next week, stakeholders can discuss the impact of the state’s educational program and current funding model. Locally, a meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cody High School Cafeteria/Band … more
“Those animals are like tanks,” Wyoming Game and Fish Department game warden Travis Crane said. “I’ve seen them take a hit, roll over, get right back up and walk away,” he said. But this bison wasn’t going anywhere, according to … more
With nets in hand, more than a dozen area residents could be seen trying their hand at capturing the beautiful insects in the margins between Chief Joseph Highway and the Beartooth Mountains Friday. Some employed the standard chase while others … more
The annual sale on July 29 brought in $345,012 as buyers stepped up to bid on lambs, hogs, goats, steers and rabbits. A total of 236 youth sold their animals — down by just one from a year ago. “The sale as a whole went over extremely … more
Authorities say it appears John C. Bright, 74, murdered Mary Ann Bier, 64, at the home the couple shared on Jonathon Road, a couple miles west of Powell off of Lane 8. “The investigation revealed that the victims, although not married, were … more
Allen Heald Phillips, 69, and his wife Annette, 66, were ascending the trail with a group of friends around 2 p.m. when the fatal crash occurred. "While no one actually witnessed the crash, statements from the Phillips’ companions and evidence … more
Gustavo Sbatella was an assistant professor for the University of Wyoming, based at the Powell Research and Extension Center. The Nevada Highway Patrol said heavy rain contributed to the crash, which occurred on Interstate 15 near Valley of Fire … more
The trouble started when Schultze got uncomfortably hot on his unusual cross-country journey. When he saw the snow-capped peaks of the Big Horn Mountain Range, he decided he’d cool down at the top. “I saw the snow and was sweating, so I … more
Austin Maddox, 23, has been charged with seven counts of aggravated assault for allegedly firing seven shots at a truck belonging to Evan Haywood, 26. Two of the shots reportedly hit Haywood’s vehicle. Haywood, meanwhile, faces his own count of … more
“The fact is, we can no longer support it and still be able to support other library needs,” Park County Library Board Chair Greg Bevenger told county commissioners on Tuesday. Over the coming year, the Bistro is projected to lose more than … more
The aircraft from Sky Aviation in Worland was on hand to assist with the installation of a pair of new air conditioning/heating units in the Trapper Gym. David Plute, NWC facilities director, said the installation was the first part of a … more
Years ago, while visiting a friend on the South Fork of the Shoshone River, Brokaw stopped at Larsen’s Bicycles for a bike part. “I was so struck by what a wonderful, prototypical small town it was,” he recalled last week. Over the … more
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