Powell Tribune

POWELL — As a bevy of farmers and others in ag stood up one by one to talk, one theme was driven home above all others: The vast majority of Powell residents want irrigated ag land to be better protected by the county in the future.  Most Powell residents who showed up to a county land use input...
POWELL — Kelly Spiering, the Land Use Plan Advisory Committee representative for agriculture, said the worries about water and the loss of farmland have been the big issues people have talked to him about since the work on a new Park County’s land use plan began.  He said people are seeing more...
POWELL — For the same reason you probably shouldn’t marry your cousin if you want healthy kids, nearly four decades after the last remaining black-footed ferrets were rescued from a Park County ranch, the species faces an uncertain future, despite early work and foresight by researchers responding...
POWELL (WNE) — Park County Search and Rescue helped a stranded climber get down from a spot 300 feet off the ground near Buffalo Bill Reservoir at a popular climbing area.  On Monday, Sept. 26, at 8:46 p.m. the Park County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division received a call for assistance in...

Dylan Lassleyoung readies his rifle in front of the Wyoming Disabled Hunter 4x4 van, which is outfitted for hunters confined in wheelchairs and is used in several situations to help hunters get a chance to harvest big game animals despite disabilities. Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune.

POWELL —After waiting years for a chance to harvest a big game animal, Dylan Lessleyoung was stunned by how quickly his pronghorn hunt progressed from saddling up to harvesting a beautiful buck. “It went so fast,” he said after taking a perfect shot in the foothills near Meeteetse. It took nine...
POWELL — In the drainages, plateaus and enclaves of the Beartooth Mountains, a relic of two ice ages ago is thriving despite being isolated for hundreds of thousands of years.  The Rocky Mountain subspecies of the red fox is a success story in survival despite rarely receiving the benefits of...
POWELL —When a group email was sent in August alerting employees that all state vehicles need to have a communications upgrade installed, there were mixed emotions. A new tracking system will add safety features to employees who travel on Wyoming’s long, often lonely roads.  But it will also track...
POWELL (WNE) — An 11-year-old Cody boy was struck by a white, late-model Dodge pickup Tuesday evening on 16th Street and Stampede Avenue.  The vehicle was allegedly executing a right turn at the intersection when the child, Parker DeFord, was hit while biking with friends. The truck then left the...
POWELL — Braver Angels, a national organization with hopes of facilitating civil political discourse, has recently become active in Park County, with their first Wyoming workshop taking place in Cody last fall and plans for more in the works.  The organization pulls its name from Lincoln’s first...
POWELL — Two hunt areas south of Powell have been listed as special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) focus areas.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for samples from deer hunters harvesting mule and white-tailed deer from areas 124 and 165 in the Greybull River Valley.  CWD is a fatal...

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