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 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    January 11, 2024

Prosecutor: Allegations of assault at Cody school not supported by evidence

POWELL — In late October, Cody police received a report that a 5-year-old student at Livingston Elementary School had been sexually assaulted and beaten by fellow students on multiple occasions. However , following an “extensive” investigation by po... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    News    November 16, 2023

In search for missing Cody woman, authorities find blood in ex's vehicle

Via Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Cody woman found dried blood and an apparent bullet hole in the vehicle she was last seen traveling in, court records say. The SUV is owned by Katie Ferguson’s ex-... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    October 12, 2023

Powell man charged with embezzling $1.3 million

POWELL — A Powell accountant is facing allegations that he embezzled more than $1.2 million from his employer over a 12-year period. Carl W. Wheeler, 74, was arrested by Cody police on Monday and charged with four felony counts of theft. The c... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    September 14, 2023

Cody Radio Station Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Admits she tried to avoid paying $2.5 million in taxes A Cody businesswoman recently pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return, admitting she withheld and then manipulated several years of returns in an attempt to avoid paying more than $2.5... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    August 24, 2023

Neighbors take city to court in bid to stop Cody Temple

POWELL — The fight over The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ new Cody temple is headed to the courts. On Monday, a group of 11 couples and individuals who live near the site sued the City of Cody’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Board... Full story

 

Hunter charged with killing grizzly found on North Fork

POWELL — The grizzly bear found dead along the North Fork Highway last week was killed by a Cody area hunter who said he mistook the animal for a black bear, according to court documents. The hunter, Patrick M. Gogerty, reportedly came forward on May... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    April 6, 2023

Feds to prosecute Powell woman for big fentanyl, meth shipment

POWELL — Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against a Powell woman who allegedly received substantial quantities of fentanyl and meth in the mail — and they say she wasn’t the only person involved. Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    News    December 22, 2022

Amid reported tax issues, Kanye West settles Wyoming debt

POWELL — Kanye West and his businesses may owe more than $50 million in taxes, but they appear mostly all square with the State of Wyoming. Now known as Ye, the musician and entrepreneur left behind tens of thousands of dollars worth of IOUs to t...

 

Cody domes generate mixed reaction

POWELL - Snowflakes caught in a chilly wind whizzed by as Chrystal and Calvin Alpers ate lunch in Cody. They could have seen birds flitting between branches in nearby pines and squirrels scampering... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    News    December 23, 2021

Park Co. GOP accuses legislator of conflict in special session

POWELL — Leaders of the Park County Republican Party contend state Sen. R.J. Kost, R-Powell, has a conflict of interest — his concurrent service on the Powell hospital board — that should have prevented him from voting in October’s special session on... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    News    December 2, 2021

Cody gunmaker fights to list products on state website

POWELL - Firearms manufacturers are not able to sell their guns and ammo on the state's Shop Wyoming website - and a Cody lawmaker wants the attorney general to take action against what she sees as... Full story

 

Montana man arrested, accused of starting Robertson Draw Fire

POWELL — A Bridger, Montana, man was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he started the 28,600-acre Robertson Draw Fire while off-trail on his motorcycle. John Lightburn, 55, faces felony and misdemeanor counts of negligent arson which allege h... Full story

 
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