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The next president of Northwest College has yet to be found, but they already face a rigorous review from the communities of Northwest Wyoming. A nationwide search for what will be the ninth President of Northwest College began in December 2020. This was spurred by the announcement that previous president Stefani Hiscwa was leaving the…

After the theft of another traffic sign, the Park County Sheriff says this “harmless prank” can have serious consequences – misdemeanors, injuries, and deaths. The Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they’ve received another call of multiple stolen traffic signs. This is the latest in a series of similar sign thefts reported throughout 2020. A…

The Northwest College Volleyball team have just announced their third commitment to the 2021-2022 program. On Monday, Trapper Volleyball officially welcomed Sidney Parker to the program. Parker is from Rexburg, ID., where she went to Madison High School. Parker is a Middle Hitter. She has been named All Area Player of the Year, All-Conference First…

Powell High School’s Jesse Trotter has signed on to continue his athletic career at Black Hills State in SD. Trotter will be joining Black Hills to play football as a reciever.. Wyopreps first reported the news Tuesday afternoon. Trotter was a Class 3A all-state selection for the Panther football team in 2020. He had 13…

Park County is home to a new collaborative fencing experiment that builds harmony between Wyoming’s livestock and wildlife. As part of the ongoing initiative to preserve wildlife and migration routes throughout the state, several agencies in Park County have joined forces to create the Absaroka Fence Initiative – a solution-oriented group of landowners, community members,…

The Northwest College Volleyball team continues to announce new additions that will join the Trapper volleyball program for the 2021-22 season. Monday night the Trappers announced the signing of Olivia Chadwick from Green Canyon High School in Logan, Utah. Three current Trappers attended Green Canyon as well. Chadwick is an outside hitter. She was a…

Up to 25 positions might be axed as Northwest College tries to offset its current budget shortfall with the cuts anticipated in the years to come. An internal “Reduction of Force” memo sent Monday afternoon from Interim President Lisa Watson to Northwest College employees shows the extent of the layoffs. The NWC Board of Trustees…

High-risk individuals can now receive the Pfizer vaccine from Park County Public Health thru a simple three-step process. From the moment a COVID-19 vaccine was announced, plans were made to administer it in a phased approach. Priority was given to people at the highest risk of transmission, primarily frontline healthcare workers. As of Jan. 5,…

The Northwest College Volleyball team is pleased to announce their first signing for the 2021-2022 season. On Tuesday, trapper volleyball officially welcomed Emma Hanson to the program. Hanson joins the trappers from Billings Montana where she attends Billings Senior High School. A setter, Hanson, garnered First Team All-Conference, Second Team All-State and was Academic All-State…

How does Park County look from a pandemic perspective and 2020 hindsight? As always, Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin is keeping tabs on the ongoing situation in our communities. As 2020 draws to a close, the overall picture is somber. As of Sunday, Dec. 27, there were 1,728 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19…


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