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Cody Stampede crowds down, competitors up
POWELL - Amid the current pandemic, attendance at both the Cody Stampede rodeo and parade sank significantly from typical years. However, "it seemed like, all in all, it went well," Stampede Board mem... Full story
Man convicted of wife's murder to appeal
POWELL — A jury convicted a Wapiti man of first-degree murder for killing his wife and a judge ordered the 77-year-old to spend the rest of his life in prison. But Dennis K. Klingbeil is hoping that the Wyoming Supreme Court will see his case... Full story
Man accused of killing woman in Cheyenne, taking body to Cody
POWELL — Law enforcement officials say evidence indicates that a former local resident murdered a woman in Cheyenne over the weekend, then attempted to hide her body in a remote area south of Cody Saturday afternoon. The Wyoming Division of... Full story
Former Powell treatment center employees charged with multi-million dollar fraud
POWELL — Federal prosecutors have charged three Powell men with health care fraud and other felony crimes, alleging they submitted millions of dollars worth of fraudulent bills to Medicaid several years ago. Under an indictment unsealed late... Full story
Man convicted of murder in wife's shooting
POWELL — Rejecting Dennis Klingbeil’s claims that he accidentally shot his wife in the head last year, a Park County jury convicted the 77-year-old Wapiti resident of first-degree murder on Friday. The 12 jurors deliberated for only about 2 1/2... Full story
Cody Labs to close, dozens being laid off
POWELL — Less than two years ago, Cody Laboratories was home to 135 higher-paying jobs, planning a massive expansion and praised by local and state leaders as an example of how Wyoming could diversify its economy. But by the end of this summer,... Full story
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
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...