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The Powell Chamber of Commerce and Powell Mayor, John Wetzel held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, September 27 to celebrate the Park County Outdoor Rec Collaborative’s new access point to the Shoshone River. This locally led boat ramp project backed by the State of Wyoming and managed by Mayor Wetzel, was funded by the Wyoming…

The National Park Service and American Forests have signed a five-year agreement to help retore the whitebark pine population to the western United States. Under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, this partnership will support multiple restoration activities in national parks. The initial projects in Wyoming’s National Parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, along with Montana’s…

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around the Big Horn Basin throughout October. The officer will be available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare, including enrolling in benefits…

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging everyone six months and older to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against potentially serious COVID-19 illness in the coming months. Recently, the COVID-19 vaccines were updated and are being distributed to providers in Wyoming. However, the health department recommends checking on vaccine availability before visiting…

Park County School District #6 is working on creating their next 5-year strategic plan and needs the input of the Cody community. In a post on the District Facebook page, they shared that they are committed to ensuring that all perspectives are heard in this critical process. District parents, students, staff members, and all Cody…

James Klessens, CEO of Forward Cody has received the Linda Hewitt Memorial Community and Economic Development Award, for his work in leading Forward Cody’s efforts to attract new businesses and jobs to the community. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to community and economic development in…

Karen Horner, Park County Library Director, and Tam DeRudder Jackson, Library Foundation Board Chairman, spoke about their upcoming fundraising event, “Night At the Library” which benefits the Park County Library Foundation to serve programs outside of the Library’s budget.  It is an event that has 5 different “themed” areas in the library based on 5…

The Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center in Lovell will move to winter hours starting Sunday, October 1. The Visitor Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 – 4:30 and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays, and most federal holidays throughout the winter. The press release reads: The Cal S. Taggart Visitor Center in…

UPDATE (9/26/23): The entire Beartooth Highway  between Red Lodge, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance near Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana, is now OPEN. A section of the highway closed temporarily Friday due to winter weather conditions and remained closed throughout the weekend.   UPDATE (9/23/23 at 6:10 p.m.): US212 will remain closed until Monday, September 25, at the earliest. Road crews…

Special Olympics Wyoming has announced that Cody High School and Cody Middle School are receiving national banner recognition. Cody High School and Cody Middle School are receiving this distinguished status as a result of meeting 10 national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy, and respect. The press release reads: Special Olympics Wyoming…


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