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Pilgrimage honors those who refuse to forget
POWELL — Tears were flowing as former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson for the first time walked through the shell that will soon house the Mineta-Simpson Institute at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Saturday morning during the annual pilgrimage to... 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 M... Full story
Game and Fish works to protect private property from elk herd damage
POWELL — With a herd of 400 elk wandering through the vast fields and hobby farms near Heart Mountain, Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens and wildlife technicians have the important job of ensuring the herd doesn’t commingle with... Full story
Financial journalist disputes need for Wyoming stablecoin
POWELL — Calling cryptocurrency “a solution in search of a problem,” Pulitzer Prizewinning financial journalist Jesse Eisinger is not a fan of Wyoming’s efforts to create the first state-sponsored stablecoin. The senior editor and reporter fo... Full story
Wildlife task force tackles preference points
POWELL — As the Wyoming Wildlife task force prepares for its final meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, members of the group brought one of the toughest issues they’re attempting to tackle to Park County constituents knowing no matter what is done ...
Plowing the Plug: New petition on keeping road open shows shift in attitudes
POWELL — A new petition signed by the majority of Cooke City/Silver Gate residents and business owners in support of plowing U.S. Highway 212 east of the gateway communities shows a significant shift in sentiment, according to a committee of... Full story
Two Northwest College wrestlers mauled by grizzly
POWELL —Two Northwest College wrestlers were mauled by a grizzly bear while hiking Saturday on the South Fork. Kendell Cummings, a sophomore from Evanston, and Brady Lowry, a redshirt sophomore from Cedar City, Utah, were shed hunting west of the... Full story
Stopping the stigma: After losing a loved one to suicide, Powell resident aims to help those suffering from mental illness
POWELL- The family of Thomas "TG" Howard wanted to make sure they didn't hide his mental illness and depression, listing it as his cause of death in his obituaries. It was important to find a positive... Full story
Woman killed, multiple buildings lost in Clark nighttime blaze
POWELL — A fire erupted on Monday night in Clark, claiming the life of one resident — along with two homes — as it rapidly burned across 300 acres near Line Creek. Dozens of residents on Crossfire Trail were forced to evacuate in the middle of... 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... Full story
Yellowstone to reopen access Monday in limited capacity
POWELL — Starting at noon on Monday, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will begin reopening through a gradual, three-phase plan. In Yellowstone, only the park’s two Wyoming entrances — the East Gate outside of Cody and the South Gate... Full story
Earthquakes, not volcano, biggest Yellowstone threat, says expert
POWELL — The world’s foremost expert on the Yellowstone caldera and the national park’s geophysical characteristics has a sense of humor. “I want you to visit Yellowstone before it visits you,” Robert V. Smith quipped at a recent... Full story
UW students handle Cody mammoth research
POWELL — Like a huge puzzle, young scientists at the University of Wyoming are attempting to piece together how a mammoth died outside of Cody centuries ago. They’re recording as much information as they can about the animal’s life in Park...
New Yellowstone head promises job won't be political
POWELL - It's a tough way to get a job. As Cameron "Cam" Sholly prepares to move to his new offices as director at Yellowstone National Park, some have suggested the move is being made under a dark...
Meeteetse camp teaches rodeo, faith
MEETEETSE - As cows and their calves neared branding pens, their pressed bays echoed through the valleys of the 91 Ranch in the foothills of the Absaroka Range. A group of riders appeared at the top...
Officials try to control horse populations
POWELL — The four mares and a foal moved slowly as they browsed through Mustang Flats, with at least two ears up at all time. Joseph — a magnificent stallion of colonial Spanish descent — followed his mares, keeping a wary eye on the horizon....