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Perennial Eastside Elementary School teacher Cheryl Turk Barrus passed away just one day before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Barrus died Sunday, August 30, of unknown cause at 58 years old. She leaves behind her husband Rick, two children, and three grandchildren. Barrus was a life-long Park County resident, graduating from Powell Senior…

UPDATE (11:06 a.m.)  Superintendent Peg Monteith posted an update on the Cody Public Schools, Cody Wyoming Park County #6 Facebook page: “As expected, we had our first positive case of COVID-19. Our partners at Public Health contacted the school immediately and followed up with contact tracing. Within a few hours it was determined that no…

Cody Regional Health’s new offering is a better way to get better care. The Emergency Medical Services of Cody Regional Health has launched a new Transfer Center, not only for Cody and Park County but for the entirety of the Bighorn Basin. All the hospitals and medical providers in the Basin will be using one…

If it passes, Cody’s sales tax will go right back into Cody. At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, City Administrator Barry Cook presented Resolution NO. 2020-17 – A Resolution Obligating One Percent General Purpose Tax for Essential Services and Capital Expenditures Only. The General Purpose 1% Sales and Use Tax is on the ballot for…

After nearly a week, crews are still working to clean up a 3,000-gallon gasoline spill inside Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality are working together to complete the hazmat cleanup of approximately 3,000-gallons of unleaded gasoline that spilled when a tandem trailer overturned last week between Mud Volcano…

Tragedy strikes at the beginning of Cody’s school year. A Cody Middle School student is dead after an ATV crash over the weekend. The 13-year-old boy was riding a three-wheeler and crashed into the canal near Lane 19 1/2 shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement Wednesday from the Park County Sheriff’s Office.…

The Lone Star Fire is still burning – but it’s becoming safely predictable. Tuesday, the Public Affairs Office in Yellowstone National Park released the final daily update for the Lone Star Fire, and will only be releasing more information if the fire’s status changes significantly. This final update is similar to earlier ones – the…

Wyoming officials announce four new COVID-19 deaths A Park County resident has died in an out-of-state long-term care facility in connection with the novel coronavirus, health officials say. Tuesday, the Wyoming Department of Health released details on four new deaths associated with the pandemic. Among the deceased was one from Park County – an older…

COVID-19 confirmed at Northwest College. Northwest College was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an unidentified person “within the campus community” sometime Monday night.  The individual afflicted has been notified, as has everyone deemed to be at risk due to contact with this particular person. Those people, according to a statement released by…

The Weston Reservoir is under advisory for the health of your, your family, and your pets. The Wyoming Department of Health issued a recreational use advisory for Weston Reservoir on Tongue Ranger District in the Bighorn National Forest this Monday. The reason is a harmful cyanobacteria bloom. While cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green bacteria, is…


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