Park County

CODY (WNE) — The investigation into the Park County deputy who shot and killed a male suspect in Powell during a traffic stop last year has been forwarded to the county attorney, said Charla Baugher Torczon, executive assistant at the Park County Sheriff’s Office.   In an email sent to the Cody...
POWELL (WNE) — Citing unresolved questions about the competency of one defendant, a judge has ordered separate trials for a Cody couple who are accused of killing a toddler in 2021.  The first trial could begin as soon as March.  Park County prosecutors have charged Carolyn Aune and Moshe Williams...
CODY — Wyoming legislators are inundated daily by different voices and perspectives.   But it’s not often that they hear directly from the people who could be most affected by their work, especially when those constituents are still in high school and not even voting age.   However, for the better...
CODY — A proposal being considered by the Wyoming Legislature would allow airports across the state to create special taxation districts, providing up to three mills of additional annual funding. Aaron Buck, director of Yellowstone Regional Airport, said he’s supportive of House Bill 40 and thought...
CODY (WNE) — After Cody resident Carolyn Aune, who faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams, joined co-defendant Moshe Williams in asking for their trials to be severed rather than tried together, the state of Wyoming, represented by Jack Hatfield, objected...
CASPER —A bill to restrict some of the secretary of state’s powers is being proposed again after an initial effort to push such legislation following the primary elections floundered.  Laramie Democrat and University of Wyoming law professor Rep. Kenneth Chestek, a freshman lawmaker, is sponsoring...
CASPER —Following Sen. Cynthia Lummis’ unexpected vote to enshrine federal recognition of same-sex marriage, some in Wyoming’s Republican Party want to try to censure her.  Casper Republican Rep.-elect Jeanette Ward made a motion at the Natrona County Republican Party Central Committee meeting on...
Powell businesses refuse to serve underage buyer   POWELL (WNE) — Staff at Powell’s bars and liquor stores aced a police test last week: Employees at 11 establishments all refused to sell alcohol to an underage customer dispatched by police.  In accordance with state law, authorities periodically...
CODY —During the general session, things can get a little personal on the floor of the Wyoming Legislature. Unlike the 20-day budget sessions, which tend to focus primarily on passage of the state’s budget, the 40-day-long general session is a time to discuss bills on a wide range of topics. Many...
POWELL — Kanye West and his businesses may owe more than $50 million in taxes, but they appear mostly all square with the State of Wyoming.  Now known as Ye, the musician and entrepreneur left behind tens of thousands of dollars worth of IOUs to the state when he and his businesses pulled out of...

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