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WYOld West Taproom receives microbrewery license for Cody

If things go as planned, owners of a new microbrewery with a self-serve malt-beer tap wall will open for business in downtown Cody around mid-June.The automatic system will be the first of its kind in the area, said Andrew Whitlock and William Jarvis at a recent public hearing at City Hall required


City agrees to pay $325k for its share of law enforcement center

The City of Cody will pay $325,952 for the police department’s share of law enforcement center expenses for the fiscal year starting July 1.According to the new agreement, the city will pay $27,163 per month over 12 months.Park County owns most of the law enforcement center at 1402 Riverview plus th


Fly shop moves to downtown

City planning and zoning board members approved sign requests from Wyoming Trout Guides and Cody Bible Church on Tuesday, and tabled for a second time action on signs for a shared tile and blinds store.The board OK’d Wyoming Trout Guides Fly Shop’s proposed awning sign intended for a new location in


Griz killed: Self-defense claimed in shooting of bear

Game and Fish are investigating an incident in which a person reportedly shot and killed a grizzly in self-defense Tuesday on Sheep Mountain.According to G&F officials, a person on the mountain southwest of Cody had a surprise encounter with a mother grizzly bear that morning, and said they shot the


Man in sex abuse case back in jail

A man facing 20 felony counts for allegedly filming and molesting a minor girl has had his bond reinstated at $75,000 cash-only after allegedly being taped entering Walmart in the company of two young girls, in violation of his bond conditions.Thirty-six-year old Cody resident Mathew Melnar has plea


Game and Fish approves fall griz hunt

LANDER – Wyoming moved closer to its first authorized grizzly bear hunt in 45 years Wednesday afternoon when the Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved regulations for a fall hunt.The highly controversial proposed season attracted thousands of public comments from Wyoming, all over the United


For killing wife, Powell man receives 18- to 20-year sentence

He testified that Shirley, who was blind and suffering from severe paranoia, had asked him to shoot her.


New signs coming downtown as businesses set up shop

More new signs are going up in Cody’s Downtown Historical District, announcing changing business locations and newly-opened retail ventures.The city planning and zoning board recently approved three new signs and tabled action on two others because they are not compliant to the city’s sign code.Dais


New exhibition examines the Golden Eagle, Greater Yellowstone and the American West

CODY — A new exhibition is soon to take flight at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’sDraper Natural History Museum:Monarch of the Skies: the Golden Eagle in Greater Yellowstone and the American West. The project draws together past studies and the Draper’s own 10 years of research and field work i


Bringing the Taos Society of Artists home

SANTA FE, N.M. — In 1921, the New York Times named Taos the “Provincetown of the Desert,” comparing the small, high desert town in New Mexico to a long-established art colony on Cape Cod, Mass.


Tuckness to be parade marshal

Meeteetse’s Dusty Tuckness, famed as an eight-time PRCA Bullfighter of the Year, will be the grand marshal of Cody’s Stampede Parade this summer.The announcement was made Monday at the Cody Club luncheon by parade committee president Mack Frost. The event also featured Stampede Board members kicking


Female grizzly bear killed in northwest Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers are investigating the shooting of a grizzly bear in northwest Wyoming.Dan Smith of the state Game and Fish Department says the female bear was killed Tuesday on a mountain southwest of Cody.The Cody Enterprisereportsthat the person who shot the bear told officials


Class of 2018 graduating on Saturday

The Cody High School Class of 2018 has been bragged about many times this year, whether for their athletic excellence, academics or involvement inside and outside school.One of the main themes of the students speaking at Saturday’s graduation reflects that.“We’ve always been driven, always involved


Column: My friend is beating the odds again

Hear ye: The reports of Darrell Patti’s death are greatly exaggerated.I visited him last weekend and he is alive and well … well, as well as anyone surviving a catastrophic stroke/aneurysm could possibly be.Prognosis later, but first something about Darrell you probablydon’tknow. Sure, he was a Cody


New lineup of kids activities available this summer

For 2018, the district has added new activities while upgrading some of the existing ones, said director Colby Stenerson.


Wyoming school district to discipline students who walk out of class

Natrona County High School seniors Michael Gehred and Catherine O'Connor attend the student organized walkout to show solidarity with those in Parkland, Florida and other victims of past mass shootings Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Roughly 60 students attended the event.


Cody High School students awarded for art

Several Cody High School art students recently received recognition for their work at a state-level art exhibit.The 50th annual Wyoming High School Art Symposium, April 19-22, featured 20 entries from CHS students.The event, held at Casper’s Event Center, features 4,426 entries from Wyoming high sch


Vice President Cheney to headline Republican dinner

In Geri Hockhalter’s 30 years of helping with party functions, that kind of success is “unprecedented, unheard of,” she said.


Cody Regional Health updates anesthesia dept. record-keeping

Cody Regional Health, in coordination with Plexus Technology Group, recently announced plans to update the record-keeping systems of the anaesthetics department.


WYDOT meeting on Chief Joe Slide Thursday

WYDOT district engineer Pete Hallsten and Cody resident engineer Todd Frost will be on hand to outline the plans for improvements. Amy Haas, Shoshone National Forest silviculturist, will also be at the meeting to present a report on upcoming timber sales related to the budworm response project envir