Powell Tribune

POWELL — Following a lengthy review, a prosecutor has concluded that a Park County Sheriff’s deputy acted lawfully when he shot and killed a man in rural Powell last summer.    “After completing a thorough review of the facts and evidence, I have determined the use of deadly force by Park County...
POWELL (WNE) — Wapiti hunter and Republican leader Nina Webber has been cleared of allegations that she recklessly fired her rifle during a November elk hunt.    At the request of Park County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Skoric, the pending case against Webber was permanently dismissed on Wednesday...
Authorities question mental health of man alleged to have driven 143 mph in city limits POWELL — After racing into Powell at more than 140 mph and crashing into four different vehicles on Thursday, a Meeteetse man is facing a potentially lengthy prison sentence.  Cameron Boni, 49, remained in...
POWELL (WNE) —  Although a judge praised a Cody hunter for his “very responsible” decision to self-report the violation, the man must pay $10,000 for his role in the mistaken killing of a grizzly bear last spring.    During a May 2022 hunt with his son in the North Fork area, Joel Proffit mistook...

Buzz Larsen (left) and LeRoy Davey toast their birthdays Sunday. The two friends, bonded by their love for bicycling, share May 2 as their birthdays. Larsen is 90 this year and Davey is 94. Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune.

 
POWELL — Buzz Larsen and LeRoy Davey have a lot in common. To start with, May 2 is both of their birthdays.    Davey, a former Powell math teacher, was born in 1929. He was a popular junior high math teacher, teaching generations of students in his decades in Powell.    Larsen, who operated Larsen’...
POWELL — Responding to the scene of a dead grizzly bear Monday, officials found a mature boar shot and killed just off the North Fork Highway at MP 14 near the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.    Two employees working at Sleeping Giant stumbled upon the scene early Monday morning. The...
POWELL — Federal prosecutors have charged another suspect in connection with a drug distribution scheme that allegedly brought fentanyl to Park County.    Jonathan Castillo faces two felony counts of aiding and abetting the delivery of fentanyl, according to documents unsealed last week.    One of...
POWELL (WNE) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Tuesday an emergency extended closure of the shed antler and horn hunting regulation to protect big game on winter ranges.    The emergency regulation extends the current closure until 6 a.m. May 15 on designated lands, excluding Teton...
POWELL (WNE) – A Powell couple was accused last week of exposing a toddler to meth and fentanyl.    Ashton Wollam, 26, and Makala Butz, 25, each face a felony count of child endangering, alleging they stored the drugs within the reach of a 2- or 3-year-old in their home. At a Friday hearing, a...
Child’s father to be tried at later date POWELL — A two-week-long trial began on Monday for a Cody woman accused of abusing and causing the death of a toddler in 2021.  Carolyn Aune, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams. Aune had been...

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