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 By C.J. BAKER    News    May 2, 2019

Park County becomes first county with anti-EMP room

POWELL - 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 -... Full story

 By C.J. BAKER    News    April 4, 2019

Park County investigates abuse allegations at Clark facility

POWELL — In recent weeks, more than a dozen women have contacted the Park County Sheriff’s Office to report being abused at a Clark facility for troubled teenage girls. The allegations — from 15 former patients of Trinity Teen Solutions — are...

 By C.J. BAKER    News    March 14, 2019

MARCH 15 - Meth ring arrests net total of 45 years in prison terms

POWELL — In 2015, federal authorities agreed that William “Bill” Lee’s days of dealing and using methamphetamine appeared to be behind him. As a probation officer explained at the time, Lee had completed his court-ordered drug treatment,...

 By C.J. BAKER    News    October 17, 2018

Bank of the West works to keep state business; meets with SLIB officials

POWELL — This summer, Bank of the West officials began promoting the fact that they’re no longer funding certain fossil fuel-related projects and businesses — prompting State Treasurer Mark Gordon and Gov. Matt Mead to suggest pulling all...

 By C.J. BAKER    News    October 10, 2018

Powell woman sends text message, leads to meth arrest

POWELL — While looking to obtain some methamphetamine last month, a Powell woman is alleged to have texted a very wrong number: Instead of connecting with an obliging dealer, she reached a Powell police officer on his department-issued...

 By C.J. BAKER    News    April 25, 2018

Kidnapping, attempted murder suspect arrested in Powell, awaiting hearing

POWELL — Authorities allege that a truck driver arrested in Powell this month kidnapped and tried murdering a female passenger outside Thermopolis. Hugo A. Luna Aguero, 45, is facing felony charges in Hot Springs County of attempted first-degree...


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