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Shopko pharmacy to close, store spared

The Powell Shopko is going to lose its pharmacy, as the store’s corporate owners announced Wednesday that the chain is getting out of the pharmacy business. However, Powell’s Shopko Hometown store itself is set to remain open — unlike dozens of Shopko locations that the company is planning to shutte


A deadly beginning for 2019

The new year is off to a tragic start on Wyoming’s roads. During the first 11 days of 2019, seven people died in vehicle crashes in Wyoming. That terrible statistic includes a head-on wreck near Cheyenne on Friday evening that claimed the lives of three people.


City puts stop to strobing lights on motel sign

An upgrade to the Park Motel’s welcome sign proved to be a little too flashy for the City of Powell. In response to complaints, city officials recently ordered the motel to stop the sign’s lights from flashing.


Park County Republican Party meeting

Park County Republican Party meeting at 6 p.m. in the Grizzly Room of the Park County Library in Cody. For information, call Martin Kimmet at 307-272-8088.


Fick gets state time at Powell

Before freshman Bradley Fick got in the water Tuesday afternoon, Cody boys swim coach Jason Koperski took him aside for a pep talk. “You’re up with the big guys now,” Koperski said. “It’s not age-group swimming.”


Wormald chosen to lead PHS as new principal

After serving as the assistant principal/activities director for 10 years, Tim Wormald will soon take on the top leadership position at Powell High School. Superintendent Jay Curtis is recommending that Wormald replace outgoing principal Jim Kuhn, who is retiring this summer; the Powell school board


Report: Wyoming Man Killed in Explosion Was Recently Hired

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A preliminary report says the 36-year-old man who died following an explosion at an oilfield in northeast Wyoming was a recent hire with limited training.


Fillies fall just short in defensive battle

In a defensive battle, the Cody girls basketball team fell 26-23 to conference opponent Kelly Walsh on Friday night. Trailing for most of the game, the Fillies pulled within one point early in the fourth, trailing 19-18. Cody stayed close the rest of the quarter and tied the game with 1:20 to go on


Winning Wyoming Lottery Ticket Sold: $25K Per Year For Life

One lucky person stands to collect a whole bunch of cash after their lottery ticket turned out to be a winner in Thursday night's drawing. WyoLotto announced Friday that the Lucky for Life winner will receive $25,000 per year for the rest of their life. The ticket was sold Dec. 22 at Discount Liquor


PHS swimmers win home triangular

The Powell High School boys’ swimming and diving team continued its recovery from the flu bug, winning a home triangular Tuesday afternoon against Cody and Worland at the Powell Aquatic Center.


Bill to raise fines for animal cruelty rejected in Wyoming Senate

The Wyoming Senate has officially killed a bill that would have increased fines for those convicted of animal cruelty. Currently, the law states that animal cruelty is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $750.