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Wyoming Conservation Corps tackles summer projects

Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) members Chris Folsom and Lola Philips work on the Casper Rotary Club Park trail on Casper Mountain, one of the first WCC projects of this summer. (WCC Photo) Projects ranging from building trails in the Shoshone and Bridger-Teton national forests in northwest Wyoming to building a yurt at Glendo State Park Read More…

Enzi wants full audit on student loan plans

A couple of large data problems from the U.S. Department of Education recently came to the attention of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. One of those errors uncovered billions of dollars in student loan costs, of which Congress was previously unaware. The other affects potential college students’ ability to make an informed decision about what Read More…

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The road ahead: Dickinson looks at road recycling practices

Dickinson hosted an in-place recycling and reclaiming seminar this week, which included a live demonstration Wednesday morning. The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) organized the event to show the processes of recycling existing roads as a more cost-effective and time-saving practice. “Once a road has reached pretty much past its useful life, traditionally and Read More…

Top-ranking Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses in Australia

Cardinal George Pell faces multiple charges of “historical sexual assault offenses,” the Australian criminal justice system’s term for offenses committed in the past, Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton announced at a news conference on Thursday morning in Australia. That morning, Victoria police notified Pell’s legal representative that he has been charged and must appear Read More…

Ruling: Suspended sheriff can question former prosecutor, but not governor

Michael Geiermann, Schwartzenberger’s attorney, had subpoenaed Todd O’Driscoll, who asked earlier this year to be removed as special prosecutor, along with Gov. Doug Burgum, Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, Leslie Bakken Oliver, counsel to the governor, and Troy Seibel, deputy attorney general. Geiermann contended two letters O’Driscoll sent to to Burgum earlier this year regarding the Read More…

Grand Forks' Alerus Center gets ready for new leadership

Darryl Jorgenson, the center’s finance director, said there’s a lot of excitement for Spectra, a Philadelphia-based company, to assume management duties from the city. The new company brings expertise and resources to Grand Forks, he said, though with it comes with considerable adjustment. “Obviously, there’s a lot of transition right now. We’re talking about employee Read More…

S.D's Daugaard named Western Governor's Association chairman, to emphasize workforce development

In accepting the role as chairman in the gathering in Whitefish, Mont., Daugaard announced the launch of the new WGA initiative on workforce development.. “Economic growth in the West depends upon states having a workforce that is properly aligned with future economic needs,” said Daugaard. “As laboratories of democracy, our states have been employing different Read More…

Judge allows ND sheriff charged with meth distribution, bribery to travel out of state

Despite objections from Wells County State’s Attorney Kathleen Murray, Southeast District Court Judge Daniel Narum.made the ruling at a bond hearing for Johnny Zip Lawson. Lawson was placed under arrest on May 26 on five separate charges – conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, bribery, false reports to law enforcement or other security officials, public Read More…

Two Native American tribes allege discrimination in Montana schools

The Assiniboine and Sioux tribes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana filed a complaint Wednesday with the Justice Department and the Education Department saying that the Wolf Point School District discriminates against native students and “deprives them of basic rights to which they are entitled in school.” The complaint adds that “the Read More…

Two YNP visitors injured by bison

A bison rammed into a senior-citizen couple taking pictures on the boardwalk at Mud Volcano in Yellowstone National Park Wednesday morning. Husband and wife Theodore Schrader, 74, and wife Patsy Holmes, 72, of Heber City, Utah, both suffered injuries adjacent to the thermal feature. The couple, which did not receive Park citations for any violations, Read More…

Video: Minnesota woman foreshadowed risky YouTube stunt before killing boyfriend

Details of the shooting were contained in a complaint filed in Norman County District Court Wednesday, June 28, against the victim’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Monalisa Perez of Halstad. She was charged with second-degree manslaughter after telling authorities on Monday evening that she and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, were making a YouTube video when she Read More…

North Dakota Ag Department boosting efforts to stop beetle spread

Standing beside portraits of the half-inch pest at a state Capitol news conference, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the state would boost the number of traps from about 1,000 to roughly 1,500 this year, with the additional devices placed in high-risk areas like nurseries, parks and golf courses. He asked those who purchased “containerized stock,” Read More…

‘Longmire’ stars lead parade

Tall and laconic, determined, sometimes cranky and creaky, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire chose a challenging profession in a rugged county that seems to be crime-ridden. And he only has an hour to round up the perps. Luckily he gets help from one of his deputies, The Ferg, and luckily the yarns unwind on a television Read More…

Man arrested for robbing liquor store

A silent alarm, security cameras and a rapid response from Cody police brought an end to an alleged armed robbery at Rocky Mountain Discount Liquor on Monday evening. Five-year minimum Kenyon Miller, 22, is alleged to have walked into the store a little after 7 p.m. wearing a black ski mask. Inside, prosecutors said, he Read More…

July 4 events schedule

Cody will be busy with five days full of patriotic events to celebrate the Fourth of July. Friday, June 30 •Xtreme Bulls, 8 p.m., Stampede Park. Saturday, July 1 •Wild West Extravaganza, noon-5 p.m., City Park. •Stampede Rodeo, 8 p.m., rodeo grounds. Sunday, July 2 •Kiddies Parade, 10 a.m., Sheridan Avenue •Wild West Extravaganza, 10 Read More…

Prepping horses for Stampede Parade

During the annual Cody Stampede Fourth of July celebrations, horses are never absent from the parade down Sheridan Avenue.  While horses in the parade are expected, what may not be expected is the amount of training riders and horses must go through to ensure safety throughout the duration of the celebrations. Co-captain of the Cowgirl Read More…

Pumped up for PEAKS

Bicyclists climb a hill just outside Cody on the Greybull Highway towards Shell. Proceeds from the ride went to the People Everywhere Are Kind and Sharing Foundation, which helps relieve the cost of non-medical expenses for Big Horn Basin cancer patients.

Nuisance overview

If you’ve put unsightly and unused items outside where people see them, you could be violating the City of Cody’s health and safety law. The nuisance section of city code applies to unlicensed vehicles and junk as well as overgrown weeds and grass on private or public property, on public streets, in alleys or on Read More…

Making chili great again

Cody, WY (82414) Today Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High 69F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.. Tonight Scattered thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy after midnight. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low around 50F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Read More…

No trash July 4

Due to the Independence Day holiday, City of Cody sanitation workers will not empty dumpsters or individual roll-out garbage containers on Tuesday, July 4.  Instead, they will empty Tuesday dumpsters between Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6. Roll-outs usually emptied on Tuesdays should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5. For Read More…

'Red flags' in Devils Lake credit union show $10 million in delinquent loans

The National Credit Union Administration has placed Citizens Community Credit Union, with nearly 11,400 members, into conservatorship after discovering “unsafe and unsound practices,” according to a news release. The NCUA has removed the credit union’s board of directors and senior management as it attempts to resolve those issues. There is no timeline for the length Read More…

DCI to review investigation into McMurry suicide; police say there is not necessarily any new information in the case

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation will review the Casper police investigation into Mick McMurry’s suicide, though police said there is no new information in the case.  “The McMurry Family hopes the Richardson Family finds the comfort they are seeking,” Susie McMurry, Mick’s widow, said in a statement emailed to the Star-Tribune. “We will cooperate Read More…

Billings Gazette

Arapaho suffer setback in ruling that says feds can put conditions on tribal funding deals

CASPER — The federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes sharing Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, a U.S. District Court judge ruled last week. The order gives legal force to a long-running but disputed practice and could set a crucial precedent for the government’s obligations to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes, Read More…