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Simpson to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a July 7 ceremony at the White House by longtime friend, U.S. President Joe Biden.  “Joe Biden and...
Running on empty:  Sustaining rural ambulance services is becoming increasingly difficult   By Kevin Killough Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Crisscrossing the open spaces between Cody, Powell, Lovell, Basin, Greybull, Worland — and everything in between — are miles of highways...

Sarah Wormald, of Powell, hands out meals to volunteers as they work to help Red Lodge residents recover from the destruction from flood waters. Wormald was one of several volunteers from Powell who went to Red Lodge to feed workers as they helped the town recover from the flood. (Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune)

POWELL — On June 17 before sunrise, volunteers started arriving in downtown Powell to load their vehicles with supplies prior to heading north in an 11-County convoy. They forged their way to flood-ravaged Red Lodge to show support for residents and volunteers with free food, drinks and a heaping...

A road map of Yellowstone National Park indicating points of interest, park road closures due to flooding and improvement projects, and areas where flood impacts occurred. 

Via National Park Services

POWELL —As an economic engine for Wyoming, tourism is second only to mineral extraction.  Rain and rapid snowmelt, which caused extensive river flooding last week, forced the evacuation of Yellowstone and closed entrances into the park. It is not only wreaking havoc on travelers’ vacation plans; it...

Large top photo: Flooding in Red Lodge, Montana, has affected homes and businesses on Broadway and several roads near the city center. Access to the town is limited due to road closings on Highway 308 and U.S. Highway 212, including the Beartooth Pass. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kinzely for the Powell Tribune)

 

Cattle look for higher ground Monday morning as the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River floods near Belfry, Montana. Flooding in northwest Wyoming forced Yellowstone National Park to close all of its entrances and remove all visitors (Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune)

POWELL — Unprecedented rain, combined with fast melting late season snow, has flooded nearby communities and forced the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park and nearby attractions.  Visitors in Yellowstone National Park were being evacuated Monday, as several roads in the park were...
POWELL — Boone Tidwell and Park County locals urged county commissioners May 17 to allow him and a group of volunteers to count election ballots by hand.  A month ago every seat was filled at the Park County commissioner’s meeting room, as Tidwell advocated for hand counting election ballots after...
CASPER — Wyomingites have until June 6 to apply for a partial property tax refund for 2021. To qualify for the state’s refund program, funded this year for the first time since 2019, you must own a home and have lived in Wyoming for at least five years.  The program is meant to give lower-income...
POWELL –  Alaina Doely, assistant director of Park County Intervention Services (CIS), got a call late one night earlier this month from a victim of domestic violence. The woman and her child were living with an abusive man and needed to find a safe place to stay.  Unfortunately, since June of 2021...
POWELL — Jenny Catone and her kids thought it would be fun to head to Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance for the season opener. They were so excited about their first adventure in their new-to-them vehicle that they left Powell at 7 p.m. the night before the gates swung open.  “We got here...
POWELL — A teacher’s assistant was arrested April 18 and charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult stemming from an October incident in which she allegedly beat a special education student with an ice scraper.  Special education paraeducator Brandy Wetherbee is no longer employed by Park County...

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