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Park County saw the second-highest increase in Wyoming county unemployment rates during the month of October, according to recent statistics from the state’s Department of Workforce Services.

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease in Elk Hunt Area 59. The disease was detected in a cow elk in early November according to a department press release.

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The most recent $5 storm drainage monthly fee that began showing up on residential utility bills in September has a good chance of not increasing until at least 2025, after the city and its consultant have completed a Storm Drainage Master Plan and Rate Setting Study.

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The Park County commissioners got their first look at a proposed “big game overlay” for the county’s land use plan on Nov. 15, but while they agreed the map should be included in the new plan, there was no consensus on how the new map should influence county policy.

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After being convicted for stalking in 2021, a 75-year-old Cody man was arrested Oct. 21 for allegedly stalking his original victim again. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Park County District Court on Nov. 18.

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Christopher Wayne Gum, 42, who was charged in October with failing to register as a sex offender and who fled from Cody police during a traffic stop after giving the police a fake name and date of birth, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Park County District Court Nov. 15.

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Privately owned electric vehicle charging units could be making their way to Rumsey Avenue next year, if the Cody City Council approves Scott Richard’s request to install one or two charging stations on the right-of-way in front of The Thistle.

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After nearly four hours of public comments and discussion, the Park County Planning and Zoning commission voted unanimously to provide a negative recommendation to the Park County commissioners regarding a proposed cell tower in Wapiti valley.

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A Powell man was charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon on Nov. 11 after he allegedly attacked his cousin with a meat shredder, causing multiple face and head lacerations that had to be closed up with staples.

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The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has closed most of the Loop Road, FSR 300, for the winter season.

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The Cody man who was charged with five counts of public indecency pleaded not guilty to all five counts during his arraignment in Park County Circuit Court on Nov. 4.

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Yellowstone National Park announced last week that the human foot found in Abyss Pool, located in the West Thumb Geyser Basin, belonged to Il Hun Ro, a 70-year-old male from Los Angeles.

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The new $9.6 million Game and Fish building boasts much larger square footage, plenty of office space, a public meeting room, an AIS station, a wildlife check station, a shop space, a large carnivore bay, conference rooms and ample storage space. There’s even a library.

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The former Carquest Auto Parts, at 2013 Bighorn Avenue, has a new sign and is now Advance Auto Parts.

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Treated and raw water rates are officially set to increase by 8% on Dec. 1, with the city council giving final approval of the ordinance at its Nov. 15 meeting.

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Counsel for Carolyn Aune, who is one of the defendants charged with first degree murder of 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams, filed a motion Nov. 8 objecting to co-defendant Moshe Williams and his counsel’s motion to exclude Aune from accessing his competency evaluation report.