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Due to the downturn of the oil and gas industry, Park County’s total property valuation is estimated to have dropped from $706.2 million to $629 million in 2021.

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Superintendent Peg Monteith confirmed a staff member at Cody Middle School contracted COVID-19 this week. It’s the first confirmed case in the school district in around seven weeks, she said. Two students were also quarantined as a precautionary measure, as was another staff member. That sta…

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Park County residents can expect noticeably higher property taxes this year.

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Those who want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus largely have been, if changes Park County Public Health is making are any indication. The local health department is ending its large-scale vaccine clinics after several months of operation due to a lack of interest.

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Wyoming’s lone congresswoman has been removed from a leadership role in the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was ousted from her position as head of the House Republican Conference on Wednesday morning. In the role, Cheney was the third-highest ranking Republican in th…

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A distillery is moving to Alger Avenue after being approved Tuesday by Cody Planning and Zoning members, two weeks after the decision was tabled.

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The multimillion-dollar Sheridan and 17th Street rehabilitation project is continuing its steady march to completion. With about a month left for contractor S&S Builders to finish the project and claim a bonus, work is still on pace to wrap up by June 15 if the weather cooperates. 

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It was warm on the last day of April, the first time in a long time it seemed like spring might be here to stay. The clouds that peppered the Big Horn Basin with snowflakes just a few days prior had given way to a brilliant sun, but from a distance it still looked like pockets of ice and sno…

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Cody residents could have cleaner raw water, more opportunities to hook up to the system and better pipes below as part of a master plan prepared by Engineering Associates after a grant-funded study.

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Denise Arthur of Cody (left) receives some bacon from Quintin Blair, while Tina Hoebelheinrich looks on Friday during the Cody Chamber’s Park & Pancakes event to celebrate the opening of the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Arthur and her husband Ian planned to go to the Park …

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Park County will be looking for a little give and take from its employees in the next budget year. A committee comprised of county employees recently presented their best ideas to make it happen.

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Cody’s electrical engineer Bert Pond has his last day of work Friday before retiring. He’s worked for the city for 28 years.

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Starting an online school in the middle of a pandemic is difficult. Running it can be even harder. That’s why the Cody School District is going to search for a little help to take its virtual school to the next level.

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Jason Brengle, stock and packstring program manager for the Shoshone National Forest, said he’ll never forget the pack trip he took a few years back in the Wind River Range, covering 72 miles in just four days through rugged, unforgiving terrain while hauling in a significant amount of equip…

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The Cody region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering a training for members of the public to become a certified Wyoming aquatic invasive species inspector May 14. The training will provide the skills necessary to inspect personally-owned and other watercraft.

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The transition to online schooling was difficult for a lot of students. Teachers did not have much time to move their lessons to an online format, and many relied on person-to-person interactions in the classroom to help them learn. Now with the school year winding down, many want to find ou…

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When the school bell rang for the first time in Cody schools last fall, there was a sigh of relief from parents and teachers alike.

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The long-term effects of the pandemic on America’s youth will not be known for years, but researchers around the globe are already trying to figure out what they may be. Dr. Maya Rosen, a researcher at Harvard University’s Stress and Development Lab, has turned a pair of projects started bef…

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A former Cody man, convicted of killing a Fremont County Sheriff’s deputy in 1995, has lost his appeal to have his life sentence removed because he wanted to rescind his guilty plea.

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Elk hunters stepped up in 2020 to help the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with brucellosis research. Elk hunters submitted 1,130 blood samples from the bulls, cows and calves harvested this season to help Game and Fish monitor the disease. As a thank-you to hunters who submitted blood samp…

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After a long trend of cases in the low teens or single digits, Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin reported a sharp uptick in cases last week to 32.