Park County

POWELL — One of Wyoming’s larger oil and gas producers scored a $5.3 million tax refund last spring, requiring the state and local governments across five counties to repay the money in the fall.    Merit Energy won most of the refund in March, when the Wyoming State Board of Equalization ruled the...

Athena, a black mouth cur, has been waiting for adoption for more than two years at the Moyer

Animal Shelter in Powell. Large breeds are hard to adopt, in part because of the cost of food,

according to experts in the industry. Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune.

‘Petflation’   POWELL — With her big brown eyes, Athena stares through the fence of her kennel with hope at every person who walks into Powell’s Moyer Animal Shelter. But few people are looking to adopt a dog these days, and Athena has been a fixture at the shelter for more than two years.   ...

Submitted photo: Remington Decker, a young chef in Albany County, helps prepare a family meal as part of the Wyoming Food, Fun, 4-H program.

Laramie, Wyo.—Jan. 10, 2023—In kitchens across the state, Wyoming’s Fun, Food, 4-H program is inspiring culinary adventures and family meals.    Organized by the University of Wyoming Extension, the program provides families with monthly recipes, educational materials and cooking utensils free of...
CODY — Housing demand in Park County continues to increase as the population rises, but there are tensions with accommodating residents struggling to find or afford a home in Park County.   “Affordable housing and available housing are both issues in Park County,” said Joy Hill, Director of...
CHEYENNE — Two current Republican federal lawmakers and two former Democratic governors expressed support for Biden administration appointee Judge Kelly H. Rankin as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.   If approved by the U.S Senate, Rankin will take the place of...
JACKSON — After experiencing record sales and use tax collections last fiscal year, Teton County was the only county in the state to see a decline in 2023.   The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division attributed the .1% dip from fiscal year 2022 to the sudden, temporary closure of Yellowstone National...
FROM WYOFILE:    Refunded residents more than doubled after the Wyoming Legislature expanded eligibility last spring. Another expansion could be twice as nice, according to some lawmakers.   After a record number of Wyoming residents used the state’s property tax refund program this summer, the...
POWELL — Concerned that extensive media coverage of the case could make it hard to find impartial jurors in Park County, a judge has moved a Cody man’s murder trial to Hot Springs County.    Moshe Williams, 33, faces a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the 2021 death of his 2-year-...
POWELL — As the U.S. approaches a possible federal government shutdown, area outfitters, hotels, restaurants and vendors are worrying about the effect on local businesses.    About 20% of all traffic heading into Yellowstone National Park flows through Park County — including Powell. The...
The Wyoming Livestock Board reported there are 27 confirmed equine herpesvirus cases and 14 cases of West Nile virus across the state, including in Weston County.   At least one confirmed case of EHV and one confirmed case of West Nile was reported in Weston County last week according to state and...

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