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Powell man recovering after near-fatal fall in canal
For more than six hours, Lanny Heaney laid at the bottom of the Garland Canal, bleeding and half-submerged in water. As the 80-year-old man’s calls for help went unanswered, day turned to night, the temperature started dropping and rain began to fall.
Powell named new manager for BLM’s Cody field office
The shooting club wants a 248-acre expansion onto BLM land that would increase the amount of shooting activities the club could offer on its site just north of Cody. The land was previously designated protected sage grouse mating territory, but that was recently removed, giving the green light for t
Deputies find shot-up Cadillac abandoned
“It appears that someone drove it out on Two Dot property, blew … out of it for fun with a rifle and shotgun and then abandoned it,” said Lance Mathess, public information officer for the Sheriff’s office.
Powell woman exhibiting drunk behavior found lying in ditch
Mollett said he came across Danielle Kelley, 41, laying in a ditch next to the highway at mile marker 31, north of Powell around 9:45 p.m. Oct. 26.
Taproom receives final bar and grill license
Taproom, doing business as WYOld West Taproom at 1022 13th, was successful in obtaining the last of six such licenses the state allows Cody based on population. The council voted unanimously following a public hearing and discussion on whether to save the bar and grill license should another new bus
Time to get serious about our library
The staff copes, providing games, crafts, reading programs and projects on two days of the week. Otherwise, the youngsters find their own activities wherever they can in the library’s limited space. The computer stations fill. Digital pads come out. Small bodies occupy seats at the tables. Others fi
Planned ‘Wall of Honor’ to recognize every Powell veteran
In celebrating the Legion’s 100 years in Powell, “we figured this would be the best thing to give back to the community,” said Post Commander Jerry Clark.
When it comes to politics, become informed and involved
With another election just completed a little more than a week ago, discussion about politics and government in America and in Powell is still going strong — and aside from increased division and acrimony in our political discourse, that’s a good thing.
Debate over Beartooth Ranch rekindled
“We damn sure stirred up a hornet’s nest, and now it looks like it got stirred up again,” said Park County Commissioner Lee Livingston.
Game and Fish finds spot to restore cutthroats
The area, including Willett Creek, Shell Creek, Moraine Creek and Willett Lake produced considerable favorable information.
Fitness center and hotel vying for liquor license
Stacy Bair, who co-owns Lovell’s Club Dauntless with her husband Devin, told the council last week that she’s exploring the possibility of opening a fitness center on the west side of Powell in the Gateway West business park.
Plea deal set in sex abuse case
Melnar and his attorney Sarah Miles of Cody-based Keegan, Krisjansons & Miles, P.C., entered into the written plea agreement with deputy prosecuter Leda Pojman. Melnar and Miles submitted the request for a change of plea and sentencing Oct. 16, but court documents show the pair had been negotiating
Panther cheer team the face of school spirit
For Powell High School junior Scarlette Mendoza, cheerleading was something she’d always wanted to try. But as is the case for so many, fear and uncertainty kept her from giving the sport a shot.
Cubs roar to winning season
“This year, we weren’t sure what to expect, but we had an alright season,” said Cubs’ head coach Bryan Bonander. “We ended up 4-3 and got second in conference. Cody was the team to beat; they went undefeated, but coming in second was pretty good.”
Senior-laden Lady Panthers lived up to expectations
The Lady Panthers topped the 3A Northwest quadrant with a perfect 6-0 record, won 21 games (19 officially, plus two in pool play at the Rawlins Invite) and made it to the Class 3A state tournament, where they unofficially tied for fifth. To top it all off, three seniors — Rachel Bonander, Aubrie Ste
War dog statue slated for spring unveiling
A statue commemorating military dogs and their handlers, past and present, is slowly materializing for Wyoming Veterans Memorial Park.
Snow drifts hamper efforts to keep Wyoming highway open
LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) — State transportation officials are considering closing U.S. Highway 14A over northern Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains earlier than usual this winter as snow drifts hamper efforts to keep the roadway clear.A 22-mile stretch of the scenic road is closed annually about Nov. 30 and open
After ongoing issues, Powell school district bans pets from playgrounds
“We are seeing more dogs in places, but specifically, the biggest issue is at Southside,” said Rob McCray, support services coordinator for the district.
New Move Over Law in Wyoming
"It’s important for the employees who are working alongside the highway every day, whether that’s a public utility, a construction vehicle, a maintenance vehicle, it’s important for their safety.” Pence said.
Three grizzly bears euthanized in Wyoming
Wyominghas three fewergrizzly bearsfollowing an unsuccessful trapping and relocation effort. Earlier this year, Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) officials had to trap a sow and her two cubs after they were caught hunting cattle near Cody, Wyoming.