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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.
Powell Middle School track and field has record-breaking season
The Powell Middle School eighth-grade boys’ 1600 meter relay team broke a school record at the Best of the Best Track Meet in Lander earlier this month. Pictured here, the team of Jace Bohlman, Keaton Rowton, Reed Smith and Cole Frank ran a 3:49.87, breaking the previous record of 3:55.5 set in 1998
Necole Hanks named Powell’s top teacher
The assembly, which had been announced as being for another purpose, was instead to honor Hanks as the Park County School District No. 1 Teacher of the Year.
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.
Peterson seeks fourth term in the Wyoming Senate
Hoping to put his experience to work once again for the people of his district, Sen. Ray Peterson (R-Cowley) on Monday announced his bid to seek a fourth term in the Wyoming State Senate, running to retain his seat representing District 19.
Pioneers sweep Angels at home
This year, however, the Pioneers wasted no time in taking their first two victories — sweeping the Billings Angels 7-5 and 4-3 in Saturday’s home-opening double-header.
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
WY296 public meeting regarding Chief Joseph Slide is Thursday; weight limit on trucks removed from the slide
A public meeting with Sunlight and Crandall residents and citizens to address a permanent repair to the Chief Joseph Slide is 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at the Chief Joseph RV Park, formerly the Painter Outpost.Chief Joseph RV Park is located near the Clark's Fork River, about 40 miles northwest
Powell man gets 18-20 for killing wife
What happened the night of Aug. 26, 2017, “only the good Lord knows, and he’s not in this court today,” presiding district judge Bill Simpson said.What happened in the court was more clear-cut.David E. Williamson pleaded guilty to the voluntary manslaughter of Shirley Williamson, his wife of 36 year
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
Potential threat to PHS deemed a hoax; investigation ongoing
“I understand that this may cause a sense of fear, but I want to ensure our families that we are taking every precaution to keep our students and staff safe,” he said in the message.
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
Wild Bunch back in action this summer
Western gunfighter shows staged on the street outside the Irma Hotel have received Cody City Council approval to proceed this summer.Each 30-minute re-enactment traditionally ends with a blaze of gunfire. Because city code prohibits anyone from discharging a firearm in city limits, Ken Martin, repre
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.
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
Column: NWC bull rider’s death shakes team
The death of 18-year-old Kolten Moss is the type of dying-too-young story that shakes people.A bull rider for the Northwest College rodeo team, Moss died in a fiery automobile accident earlier in the month while driving his pickup truck home to Laramie after the school year.Two other innocents, a Fr
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
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.
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