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A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed on the Northwest College campus, prompting more isolation during an overall successful plan to keep students and staff safe. In an email distributed to students and employees Wednesday afternoon, NWC President Stefani Hicswa confirmed: “a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases was identified among a group of epidemiologically…

Meeteetse wants your skulls – and the older, the better. This isn’t a ghoulish Halloween plot, but rather an attempt to better understand the history of America’s most iconic big animal in the Bighorn Basin. The Meeteetse Museums are asking for residents throughout northwest Wyoming to participate in the Bison of the Bighorn Basin project.…

Park County’s 4% Lodging Tax is up for renewal in the upcoming election, and its potential benefits extend well beyond the hotels and RV parks in Cody and Powell. Claudia Wade, director of the Park County Travel Council, presented the case for the tax’s renewal during the Cody Club meeting yesterday. She took time to…

Wednesday’s drive-thru flu shot clinic at the Cody Stampede Rodeo grounds saw a healthy number of healthy-minded people attend to get their seasonal flu vaccine throughout the day. Flu vaccines were offered at $25 per person for adults and $20 for children, with Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance all accepted. 340 people made their way…

The foundation announced the award of a Community Impact Grant from New York Life, which will be used to purchase new equipment for Powell Valley Healthcare. The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations, which are championed by New York Life agents and employees. The Powell Medical Foundation…

The continuing uptick of confirmed cases suggests community transmission of the virus in Park County. Park County Public Health Officier Dr Aaron Billin confirmed the increase in one of his weekly Facebook updates. Park County’s confirmed cases rose from 36 last Thursday, October 8, to 88 on Tuesday morning. This increases the total number of…

Park County residents will vote on the Penny for Park County tax in the November election, where pennies on the dollar could mean millions to cover Cody’s deficits. One of the central issues in this year’s general election is the 1 percent optional general-purpose sales tax. If passed, would be used to pay for any…

Vehicle burglaries have the Park County Sheriff’s Office asking for help to identify suspects and protect their property. Three incidents were reported to the Park County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center on Sunday, October 4 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the same area of Powell – East and West Christy Lane at Lane 8 ½…

COVID-19 is more prevalent in Park County, which means more active cases and more evidence that the virus is present in the systems of Park County residents. Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin confirmed a sizeable increase in the number of active cases in Park County. Last Monday, September 28, there were 27…

The Irma Hotel confirmed a positive COVID-19 “test situation” last Friday, September 25, prompting the temporary closure of the bar and restaurant until further notice. In a Facebook post, the hotel stated the situation developed amongst employees. They are working with contract tracers and the Park County Department of Health and “look forward to reopening…


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