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CODY, Wyo. — After 10 years of searching for ways to slow and reduce traffic along busy Canyon Avenue, some Cody residents have decided there may be only one way to solve the problem — make the problem a one-way street.
CODY — Republicans fared well Tuesday in heavily conservative Park County, with slightly more than 72 percent of registered voters casting ballots, many of them citing a strong interest in local contests and issues.
CODY, Wyo. — Turnout in Park County has been brisk at times as voters cast ballots today for a new governor and a host of local officials. So far, the only minor hiccup at polling places was an unexpected trip back in time for election judges setting up Tuesday morning.
CODY — As voters across the country cast ballots in today’s midterm elections, Park County voters will choose state and local leaders ranging from governor and state auditor to county clerk and city council members.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Dicey weather, closed campgrounds and scarce amenities make it a bit of a gamble to visit Yellowstone National Park in the fall, but a few savvy travelers and hardy locals are getting lucky with a last pass through the park before it closes to autos for the season…
CODY — Many businesses and families are still struggling to trim expenses while the economy continues to sputter, making public spending a focus in political campaigns across the country.
CODY — A plan to spend more than $26 million to modernize and expand West Park Hospital has sparked ongoing public debate and focused attention on Tuesday’s general election.
Editor’s note: Today, challengers for the West Park Hospital board share their views on the modernization project and other issues. On Wednesday, incumbents discuss their achievements on the board and respond to questions posed by challengers.
CODY — Faith Wicks has never sought public office before, but the Democrat decided to enter the Park County commissioner race after concluding that her hometown of Powell was not being fully represented on that board.
POWELL — After an unsuccessful bid for Park County clerk in 2006, Republican Jerri Torczon is running again because she has “a strong background in human resources” and likes working with people.
CODY — As she approaches the end of her first term as Park County clerk, Democrat Kelly Jensen is seeking re-election because she has “a real passion for local government” that is “innovative and efficient.”
CODY, Wyo. — Citing an unpaid mortgage balance of more than $3.3 million in principal, interest and fees, Wells Fargo Bank on Monday filed public notice of a planned foreclosure sale of up to 95 home lots and 22 villa lots in Copperleaf, the upscale subdivision in Wapiti, a scenic valley bet…
POWELL — A new classroom building, boosting enrollment of Cody students and the changing role of community colleges were among the issues discussed in a forum for candidates for the Northwest College board of trustees.
CODY, Wyo. — It’s a grim time for anyone looking for good economic news, but Wyoming is doing better than many other states.
CODY — Over the past decade, many Park County entrepreneurs have sought permits from the Shoshone National Forest to help guide residents and tourists with activities like ice climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. But no new permits for such “nontraditional” outdoor recreation activities h…
CODY — District rangers from two national forests met Tuesday with Park County commissioners to discuss how permits are issued to commercial outfitters and guides, and whether there is a need — and space available — on public lands for new kinds of commercial recreation activities.
POWELL — A professional facilitator hired to help diffuse tensions at Northwest College is set to meet again at the end of the month with teachers, students and staff, although some on campus are unclear about how she plans to mend fences between feuding factions.
CODY — A judge ruled Friday that there’s sufficient evidence to proceed with a child abuse charge against a Cody man who last week pleaded no contest to 10 felony counts of securities fraud.
CODY — Big Horn County commissioners are studying their options for managing public airports in Greybull and Cowley after the surprise resignation last month of all five members of a volunteer board appointed to oversee those facilities.
CODY — A Thermopolis couple has hired an attorney and is planning a lawsuit after deputies with the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Department shot their horse, assuming it was a stray.
CODY, Wyo. — After reaching an agreement Monday resolving previous objections raised by a small group of neighboring ranchers, the Carmelite Monks of Clark on Tuesday received unanimous approval from Park County commissioners for their plan to build a sprawling monastery near Meeteetse.
CODY — Previous efforts by the Carmelite Monks of Clark to acquire a secluded mountain property in Park County have failed. But if their current bid to buy 2,500 acres near Meeteetse is not successful, it won’t be because they lack sufficient funds.
CODY, Wyo. — A Cody man must pay nearly $368,000 in restitution after pleading no contest Thursday to 10 felony counts of securities fraud.
CODY — Trustees for West Park Hospital met with what one facility officer said was “a little bit of urgency” Wednesday to approve an aggressive timetable to pursue possible federal stimulus funding for a planned expansion and modernization projec
CODY — After settling into their new homes over the past month, 27 players with the Yellowstone Quake are working to win hockey games, but also to become members of their new community, according to their coach.
CODY — Michelangelo took more than four years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and it was 22 years between the first and final versions of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture, “The Thinker.”
CODY — Though they often create commissioned works for wealthy clients, the custom-furniture designers whose pieces are featured this week as part of the annual Cody High Style decorative arts show have not been untouched by the nation’s economic downturn.
CODY — State park managers are hoping to complete negotiations later this month with two concessionaires in Hot Springs State Park, but the process has been long and complicated, highlighting the ongoing difficulties administrators have in overseeing contracts with vendors in Wyoming’s parks.
CODY — A cattle rancher and retired urologist from Cheyenne got a warm welcome Monday from most of those attending a Cody meeting for his campaign as a write-in candidate for governor.
CODY — Fatal bear attacks are rare, and the deadly mauling in June of a botanist by a grizzly bear that researchers had trapped and released just hours earlier is thought to be the first and only such incident in the United States.
CODY — Boardings are up this summer at Yellowstone Regional Airport, and managers are hoping that a new terminal scheduled to open by early November will help build year-round traffic and boost Cody’s reputation as a close and convenient entry point for air travelers visiting Yellowstone Nat…
CODY — Elected officials in Park County are planning a public meeting next month with representatives from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to discuss concerns about a mine cleanup project in Cooke City.
CODY — Despite objections from a diverse range of interest groups and elected officials, land-use planning sessions with U.S. Bureau of Land Management staff members in Wyoming remain closed, and internal documents from that agency offer scant new insight into the reasoning behind that policy.
CODY — Though a wide range of elected officials, interest groups and individuals have called on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to open land-use planning sessions, one advocate thinks the closed process works best.
CODY — West Park Hospital trustees are studying options for moving ahead with a planned expansion and modernization project in the wake of a 2-to-1 rejection last month by voters of a proposed sales tax meant to help pay for the upgrades.
CODY — Planning and zoning boards across the West have often ruled on controversial proposals to carve up rural agricultural land for the construction of residential subdivisions. But planners in Park County are reviewing plans for a residence unlike any other in the Rocky Mountains — a 145,…
CODY — Years of planning, fundraising, designing and building will conclude in less than a year with the grand opening of a new interpretive learning center at the site of the former Heart Mountain internment camp.
POWELL — After living under one roof in squalid conditions, 157 cats were enjoying a little private space Friday, lounging in clean, individual cages at a temporary animal shelter at the Park County Fairgrounds.
POWELL — Authorities worked throughout the day Thursday to capture, examine and care for more than 170 cats found at a rural home near Powell.
CODY — George Efner Jr. never knew his twin sister, but she has always wondered about him, and often felt his presence.
CODY, Wyo. — The first day back at school is usually an exciting time, but Monday was especially momentous for students filing into the newly completed Sunset Elementary.
CODY — Annie Oakley has been portrayed in popular culture as everything from a rough tomboy to a preening princess, but 150 years after her birth, one historian says a more nuanced look at the famed sharpshooter shows her to be a complex woman who defies categorization.
CODY — Tuesday’s primary election in Park County saw a voter turnout of more than 60 percent fueled by heavy interest in Republican races for governor and county commissioner, and a 2-to-1 rejection of a proposed sales tax to fund a hospital expansion in Cody.
CODY — Voters in Park County turned out Tuesday in strong numbers for a primary election that saw some precincts run short on ballots, based on what election officials speculate was a high number of Democratic and unaffiliated voters switching registration to vote as Republicans.
CODY, Wyo. - Local officials are expecting a strong turnout for today's statewide primary election, based largely on a competitive race among four favored Republican contenders for governor, as well as a crowded field of Park County commissioner candidates.
CODY — Paul Lebelle and his friend, Adam Burkowske, have ridden their bicycles more than 1,200 miles over the last five weeks.
CODY — While a trip to the emergency room is never pleasant, some say it’s made even worse at West Park Hospital because of a nearly 40-year-old design that lacks privacy and adequate space for today’s increased patient load, as well as an array of new medical devices.
CODY — Rising health care costs are a national problem, but the issue has become decidedly local this year in Park County, as voters consider a proposal to raise $14.2 million in sales taxes to help fund the planned $26.2 million expansion and modernization of West Park Hospital.
A sign on the back of Serge “Pete” Joskow's Jeep urges Park County residents to vote against a proposed sales tax to fund the planned expansion of West Park Hospital in Cody.
West Park Hospital CEO Doug McMillan, second from right, discusses a facility expansion plan with, from left, Cody City Council member Stan Wolz, Cody Mayor Nancy Tia Brown, Park County Commissioner Tim French and Park County Commissioner Jill Shockley Siggins. Elected officials toured the f…