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Not guilty by reason of mental illness. That’s the motion being put forth by the attorney for Kenneth “Val” Geissler, who is awaiting trial for soliciting prostitution to a female minor and other charges. The Cody Enterprise reports the motion for leave of the court was approved April 5 in Park County District Court, which…

April is distracted driver awareness month, and Park County Sheriff Scott Steward reminds everyone that distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of traffic crashes nationwide. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2012 and 2017, nearly 20,000 people died in crashes involving a distracted driver.  Steward points out that in…

Several highway projects are underway in the Bighorn Basin. A $1.6 million project has started directly south of Lovell on U.S. 310. Highway improvements on 5 miles of U.S. 310 directly south of Lovell include widening mailbox turnouts, asphalt pavement milling, and a pavement overlay. Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael Miller of Basin…

Lead poisoning has killed a golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park. The raptor was found dead on December 6th, near Phantom Lake in the northern section of the Park. A lab necropsy found that level of lead in the golden eagle were extremely high and well over lethal toxicity.  The adult female was the first…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports the Riverton Workforce Center has scheduled a Thermopolis services day that will take place today, April 16th at Hot Springs County Library. A representative will be available to help job seekers and employers at the library from 10 a.m. until noon, and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The representative…

The Worland City Council and the Washakie County Commissioners will meet today in Worland. Local government meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday’s of the month, unless otherwise indicated or moved because of a holiday observance. The Worland City Council agenda can be found online at cityofworland.org, while the washakie county commissioners agenda…

With spring in full swing, the Bureau of Land Management encourages people to get out and enjoy their public lands – but reminds recreationists of annual seasonal closures in the Cody Field Office area. The Bald Ridge, Carter Mountain, Little Mountain and Twin Creek Trail areas remain seasonally closed to motorized vehicles. The closures are…

CenturyLink officials say they are making changes to ensure that a multi-state outage that disrupted some emergency services in Wyoming late last year won’t be repeated. Representatives from the company testified before the Wyoming Public Service Commission on Tuesday. Local Verizon customers, hospitals and emergency dispatchers in several states all experienced lapses in services December…

Scientists have discovered a new thermal area in Yellowstone National Park. The area is in the northeast corner of the park near West Tern Lake, and is about the size of four football fields. That’s according to Wyoming Public Media. Greg Vaughan, a research scientist with the United States Geological Survey, found the new hot…

Park County is involved in a lawsuit that could cost local government almost $900,000. Park County Clerk Barb Poley says the oil and gas corporation Vanguard filed for bankruptcy in 2017, but the company paid half of their property taxes while in the process, and are now asking for those dollars back. However, she says…


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