Cody radio station owner to be imprisoned for multi-million dollar tax fraud
F or hiding millions of dollars worth of income from the Internal Revenue Service, a Cody businesswoman has been ordered to serve 15 months in federal prison and to pay $3.8 million in back taxes and …
House, Senate vote to spend $2 million on border security
The Wyoming House of Representatives and Senate approved mirror budget amendments Monday that would allow the state to send $2 million to Texas or provide resources like personnel to secure the …
EPA announces over $42M in funding for Wyoming water infrastructure upgrades
CHEYENNE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced $42,956,000 from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Wyoming drinking water and …
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County accepts sewage project bid
The Park County government is moving closer toward getting out of the sewage business. On Tuesday, Park County Commissioners agreed to accept a bid from Engineering Associates in Cody — …
Newsome bill provides support for outdoor recreation grants
Creation of a pathway for Wyoming communities to access state grants for outdoor recreation and  tourism improvements is the work of a Park County legislator. Rep. Sandy Newsome (R-Cody) …
At one of Park County School District 6’s CoLABratory’s students work on projects. In these spaces students are able to engage in hands on learning and teachers serve as facilitators.
RIDE opens for second round
Cody students these days have been learning in part by engaging with their community. This year 10 Cody students spent a portion of their day using Cody Regional Health as an opportunity for …
A student heads to class Tuesday on Powell’s Northwest College campus as the new student union under construction looms at the sight of the former DeWitt Student Center. The 35,220-square-foot building is scheduled to be completed in the late fall.
Expected late fall soft opening for the new college student center
Northwest College's new student center is still on track for a late fall completion and soft opening. As the winter continues to progress in mostly mild fashion, contractors have continued to …
Sen. Dan Furphy, R-Laramie, speaks during the morning session February 14, 2024 in the Senate Chambers at the Wyoming State Capitol Building.
Wyoming senators pushing to protect gun rights for citizens
CHEYENNE — Federal regulation around gun laws has prompted some Wyoming lawmakers to work to preserve gun rights for residents at the state level. Three bills were forwarded to the Senate …
State still well below snow averages
Despite recent snow events, Wyoming is still significantly below averages in recent years in snow/water equivalent as measured by the state’s automated snow monitoring system, known as SNOTEL. …
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Kamalani Anitielu (left) led the Trappers with 10 assists against Central Wyoming on Saturday to help Northwest earn an 84-57 road victory.
Women light up Central
An offensive outburst in the second quarter propelled the Northwest College women’s basketball team to a dominant 84-57 road victory over Central Wyoming College on Saturday, helping the …
Trey Stenerson will continue his football career as a wide receiver at Chadron State in Nebraska next year after signing his letter of intent last Thursday.
Stenerson soars to Eagles
One of the top receivers in 3A football signed his letter of intent last Thursday to continue his football career at the next level, as Powell High School senior Trey Stenerson will compete at …
Colin Hayes continues to lead the Trapper men in scoring during Region IX North action, averaging 21.6 points per game on 51.5% shooting.
Turnovers trouble for Trapper men
Turnovers and offensive rebounds stumped the Northwest College men’s basketball team in Riverton on Saturday, resulting in a close 75-70 loss to the Central Wyoming Rustlers.   …
Jimmy Dees earned a second straight 3A West Regional title, this time at 215 pounds, after going 3-0 in Riverton on Friday and Saturday.
Twenty qualify for state wrestling
Over two busy days at Riverton High School the Powell Panther wrestling team battled for state qualification spots, as 20 boys and girls qualified for the state championships in Casper this weekend …
The Powell Panthers pose with Brock Johnson after he shot past 1,000 points on Friday night. From left: Nathan Preator, Alex Jordan, Dawson Griffin, Evan Whitlock, Johnson, Cade Queen, Gunnar Erickson, Trey Stenerson, Jaxon Hancock and Marshall Lewis.
Johnson breaks 56-year-old Panther record for steals
Record-setting defensive and offensive efforts the past few weeks came from senior guard Brock Johnson, who became the all-time steals leader in Powell High School history on Feb. 9 in Worland, while …
Second half surges: Panthers push past Bridger Valley
The Powell Panther boys’ basketball team found its groove in the second halves against Bridger Valley competition, defeating Lyman 55-41 on Friday and Mountain View 59-35 on Saturday to remain …
Obituaries
Elbie L. Farlow, a longtime resident of Cody, Wyoming passed away peacefully at Spirit Mountain Hospice House on Monday, Feb. 19. Elbie was born on May 18, 1937 in Kansas. He moved to Cody with his …
Aaron L. Workman died on Jan. 23, 2024, at the age of 62. He was born May 10, 1961, in Lovell, Wyoming to William W. Workman and Joyce Elaine Rounds. He was welcomed by brothers Larry, Mike, Rod …
Carla Rae Neves Loveland, a longtime resident of Burlington, Wyoming, passed away Feb. 13, 2024 in Ogden, Utah, where she lived with her son and family. She was 100 years old. Carla was born in …
Frankie Elaine Manion passed away Feb. 9, 2024, surrounded by family, at her home in Powell. She was born Sept. 1, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, to Eldon and Geneva Starkey. She married …
Stuart Bennett Eckhardt, 76, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Montana after a brave battle following complications from heart surgery. …
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      Gar decided he needed a colonoscopy. It had been 10 years since his last one and apparently, he enjoyed it and wanted a redo. In the past, if …

    • Bill would help creation of State Guard

      An important bill in the budget session of the Wyoming Legislature is our own Powell Sen. Dan Laursen’s Senate File 106 that amends existing …

    • Trash wine for Christmas

      I was having a hard time coming up with a title for my homegrown wine, but after much deliberation, I think I’ve settled on “Bedroom …

    • It’s always hunting season in Yellowstone

      What did you just say, Steve? Hunting in Yellowstone? How dumb can a tragically misplaced Nebraska flatlander be? Not so dumb, really. …