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Melissa Etheridge arrested in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office logged a high-profile arrest. Singer Melissa Etheridge was charged with possession of a controlled substance after her tour bus was searched while attempting to enter the United States from Canada at the Port of Entry. Burke County authorities said they were conducting K9 searches at the Port of Entry when Read More…

Wyoming K-12 standards reviewed to add Native American education

CHEYENNE – Native Americans in Wyoming soon will receive more recognition in statewide K-12 education. During the 2017 session, the Legislature passed Enrolled Act 119, which requires the Wyoming Department of Education and State Board of Education to update the state’s social studies standards to include Native American history, cultural heritage and contemporary contributions. READ Read More…

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Tigers choose former longtime Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as new skipper, reports say

Terms of Gardenhire’s contract were unknown. He also interviewed for the Boston Red Sox’s vacant managerial job. Gardenhire, 59, comes with plenty of experience in the American League Central Division. He managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons from 2002-14. He guided the Twins to six Central championships and compiled a record of 1,068-1,039 (.507 Read More…

Judge signs agreements for men who rammed DAPL security truck

Judge Joel Medd signed the orders Tuesday for Michael Fasig and Israel Hernandez, who were charged with another co-defendant, Brennon Nastacio, after the October 2016 incident during protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Fasig and Hernandez each faced Class C felony charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief related to ramming the security guard’s truck. Read More…

Two church burglaries under investigation

A pair of area church burglaries remain under investigation by the Park County Sheriff’s Office. The latest incident, Oct. 15 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Meeteetse, included artifacts being stolen and the inside of the church being vandalized and extensively damaged. A month before, Sept. 18, a safe at Cody Missionary Alliance Church was Read More…

Melissa Etheridge arrested in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office logged a high-profile arrest. Singer Melissa Etheridge was charged with possession of a controlled substance after her tour bus was searched while attempting to enter the United States from Canada at the Port of Entry. Burke County authorities said they were conducting K9 searches at the Port of Entry when Read More…

New education facilities approved for Yellowstone

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park’s plans to construct a new youth campus at Mammoth Hot Springs has been approved. The buildings will replace and improve the park’s existing education facilities which was constructed in 1978. Functionally out of date, the inadequate dormitory, classroom, and office space do not meet the needs of today’s Read More…

Shoshone National Forest receives threat

A telephone call threatening the presence of a bomb in one of the Shoshone National Forest’s campgrounds was received this afternoon by the Wapiti Ranger District office. U.S. Forest Service personnel are working closely with the Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Cody Police Department. The Shoshone National Forest remains open to the public.

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Sheridan adopts nondiscrimination resolution without LGBT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The Sheridan City Council has adopted a nondiscrimination resolution after deciding not to specify that the measure applies to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The resolution passed unanimously Monday instead says all Sheridan residents should live free from discrimination. Mayor Roger Miller says it’s still a strong statement. The Sheridan Press Read More…

CDs could increase growth of county funds

Park County has a lot of money sitting around. While a certain amount of liquidity is necessary to deal with unforeseen events and expenditures, too much in reserve represents lost opportunities to grow county coffers. To that end, Park County Treasurer Barb Poley has over the last six months been pursuing a more aggressive money Read More…

Pumpkin Plunge is Friday

The Rec Center is dying the pool purple for its second annual Pumpkin Plunge this Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. The pool will close from 5-6 p.m. to allow time for the food color to circulate. Children will then plunge into the pool for a pumpkin. Adults and children under 2 are admitted free. A $2 discount Read More…

Zoning bill to be considered

A bill gestating in a joint committee of the Wyoming Legislature could reign in the power of towns and cities to enforce zoning codes outside their boundaries. The issue of how far cities and towns should be able to enforce their planning codes outside of town limits has long been a sore point between county Read More…

Heritage Museum collecting items

The long-awaited opening of the Heritage Museum in downtown Cody will be teased with a sneak preview for the public on Dec. 16. At the same time, the museum designed to depict Cody history is still soliciting items for possible display. “I think townspeople are going to be amazed and very pleased how we tell Read More…