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On Aug. 7, John C. Bright, 74, shot and killed his long-time partner, 64-year-old Mary Ann Bier, before killing himself at their home on Jonathon Road, west of Powell. A spokesman for the Park County Sheriff’s Office said at the time that the … more
Brokaw was in town to cover the 2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage for a feature on the Today Show, and took the time to visit with locals as part of another story, gauging how voters in this predominately conservative area felt after six months of the … more
Today, Park County School District No. 1 is teaching more kids than the school districts in Torrington, Lander, Douglas and Rawlins. In 2011, all of those districts had higher enrollments than Powell. This fall, Powell school district’s … more
At a Dec. 18 meeting, the council voted to start the process of repealing an old game licensing ordinance that’s on the city’s books. Code 5.36 states, “No person shall conduct, operate, or maintain, for hire or profit whether in his own … more
Terri Stegelman, who resigned from the Cody district in November, faces misdemeanor counts of wrongfully appropriating public property, theft and official misconduct. She pleaded not guilty to the three charges at an appearance in Park County’s … more
“Several of the neighbors came over to say hello, and within a few moments, in three conversations, we were told, ‘Welcome to the neighborhood; we decorate for Christmas,’” Paul recalls. That tradition started with the very first … more
However, at Wednesday’s arraignment hearing in Park County’s District Courtroom, the presiding judge also agreed to order a pre-sentence report for David Williamson — an indication that the prosecution and defense expect to eventually reach … more
After last year’s count was canceled due to inclement weather, the group was giddy. Like kids in the early hours of Christmas morning, all were eager to find what feathered gifts awaited them. “Last year, we got snowed out, the weather was so … more
Around the fire the constant chatter of friends catching up on the year’s battles — some won and some lost — filled the air. In the background, the sounds of energetic children warmed the heart — screaming and laughing on the way down steep … more
At last month’s meeting of NWC’s board of trustees, trustees Dusty Spomer and Bob Newsome expressed concern about the dollar amount attached to a project to fix up the college’s iconic carillon tower. Among the college’s major maintenance … more
National Park Service officials have proposed raising the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks to help deal with billions of dollars worth of maintenance projects that have been put on hold. In Yellowstone, Park Service leaders want to raise … more
“We need to see what we can do creatively to make more money available,” said board president Nada Larsen. “We need to do the very best we can, and this is a priority. We want to see every person on this campus get some kind of … more
In the northwest part of the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department set a quota of 44 wolves and 41 had been taken as of Monday, according to department figures. The remaining three wolves left in the statewide quota are outside of the Cody … more
Speaking in Cody on Saturday, Cheney noted how Russian-linked social media accounts and computer programs known as bots spread misinformation and divisive messages around the 2016 election. For example, the House Intelligence Committee has been … more
Last week, county commissioners put out a request for proposals, seeking a vendor to run the library cafe now known as the Biblio Bistro. The county will accept proposals for leasing the space through Jan. 12. Commissioners are calling for … more
Course leaders, after expenses, were often only able to pay the yearly interest on the $250,000 they owed without ever making a dent on the principal. And the club would regularly run out of money around November or December. “Members were … more
“The human component is where the challenge is,” said Dan Thompson, Wyoming Game and Fish Department large carnivore section supervisor. “One of the first things they teach you when you go to school to be a biologist is that you’re going to … more
“I also wanted something special for the dancers, so they had something every year that they could really look forward to ... really push for,” said Fernandez, founder of Rocky Mountain School of the Arts and Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in … more
Bighorn sheep overheat when they’re stressed — and being netted and transported on the end of a tether by helicopter causes a lot of stress. When a school bus carrying some of Wendy Smith’s students from Powell High School arrived in the … more
“Conversations we hear every day when we talk to businesses are all about the cost of health care,” said Christine Bekes, executive director of Powell Economic Partnership, as she opened the meeting. Bekes said some of those conversations led … more
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