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Now that the smaller reservoirs and lakes are frozen and the larger ones are beginning to freeze over, the Park County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to take proper precautions when venturing out onto the ice. Many residents have begun their annual winter fishing expeditions which can turn tragic if common sense safety measures…

A Billings college is offering a course dedicated to the Heart Mountain Japanese Internment Camp. The Billings Gazette reports that MSU-Billings is partnering with the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center between Powell and Cody to offer the course that will examine the site that during World War II held more than 14,000 Japanese-Americans. The U.S.…

Wyoming’s Office of Tourism is celebrating the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage this year, declaring 2019 the “Year of Wyoming Women.” On Dec. 10, 1869, the Wyoming territory became the first in U.S. history to grant women the right to vote and hold public office – more than 50 years prior to the ratification of…

The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting a very different picture of the water storage in the Big Horn Basin from what we’ve had the past couple of years. While the last year or more has produced significant runoff from the mountains to the lakes and reservoirs, this winter is bringing us less moisture, which means…

It was a good year for Yellowstone Regional Airport – with more good to come. That’s according to YRA manager Bob Hooper. Hooper told KODI yesterday that the number of people who came through the Cody airport in 2018 made it the third-busiest year on record. Additionally, the Airport board announced this week that they…

The Northwest College Rodeo program will be honored in Billings later this month for an award that highlights great Montana rodeo. The program in Powell has been selected as a 2019 Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame Great Montana College Rodeo and will be honored at a banquet Saturday, Jan. 26, in Billings.…

Authorities allege that a man who escaped from a Wyoming corrections center was assisted by a staff member and is traveling with her. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Richard Fountaine is still missing after he left the Casper Re-Entry Center on Dec. 28. Fountaine was convicted of burglary in Park County in June of 2017 and…

Drivers in downtown Cody are cautioned that there has been a change in the traffic patterns at the corner of 12th and Rumsey. Yesterday, the City of Cody erected two more stop signs at that intersection, making it now a four-way stop. Public Works Director Philip Bowman told KODI News in November that concerns had…

Motorists traveling west out of Cody are warned of a dangerous situation developing in the canyon. Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says that the massive rock that fell on the east side of the tunnels two weeks ago was just the first indicator of an unstable rock face. He says that WYDOT…

Linton’s Big R has been a cornerstone business in Powell for the last 58 years. But they closed their doors this week, to re-open on Friday under a new name and new management. The Linton family sent out a notice this week to their customers and team members, expressing their gratitude for the region’s business…


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