Woman alleged to have drunkenly crashed into Cody restaurant
POWELL (WNE)— Prosecutors say a drunk driver crashed through the wall of a Cody restaurant on Sunday night, temporarily trapping a man under her truck. Heather L. Johnson, 58, is facing a felony count of causing serious bodily injury while driving while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Johnson is also charged with misdemeanor counts of driving while under the influence for a third time in 10 years and reckless driving.
Cody Woman Will Stand Trial For Toddler’s Death, With Or Without Key Witnesses
***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. After two years of being prosecuted, the Cody woman accused of murdering her boyfriend’s toddler will get her trial next month. Carolyn Aune and her boyfriend Moshe Williams were charged together in April 2021 after Williams brought his 2-year-old daughter...
Park County cannabis supporters hopeful about future legalization
CODY —A recent effort to bring a pair of cannabis-related measures to the voters of Wyoming on the 2024 ballot has failed, but Park County supporters of the measures are still optimistic about a statewide shift in attitudes surrounding the drug. “To get almost 50,000 signatures on each of...
Cody’s Mike Thompson to Receive WCA Distinguished Service Award
On Wednesday, the Wyoming Coaches Association announced the latest inductees to the Hall of Fame as well as several award winners. 11 coaches from around the State have been inducted into the WCA Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, two coaches will receive Distinguished Service Awards and four officials will be inducted into the Wyoming Sports Officials Association Hall of Fame.
Linked In Grief: Pair Of Powell Mothers Each Lose 2 Children In Crashes Nearly A Year Apart
***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. It’s unimaginable what happened to two mothers in Park County. Both named Brenda, both from the Powell area, both lost two offspring in car crashes on U.S. Highway 14 almost a year to the day apart. Two mothers’ lives forever...
PCAS: Popsicle Update
Recently I was able to catch-up with our friends from the Park County Animal Shelter, for a special Fur Baby Friday for an update on Popsicle the Cat, who is going to a loving family once she’s done recovering. If you want to follow along with Popsicle’s journey, you...
Williams deemed competent once again
CODY (WNE) — Moshe Williams, one of the two defendants charged with the murder of 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams, was found competent to stand trial for the second time. In response, the state, represented by Park County Deputy and Prosecuting Attorney Jack Hatfield, has asked Park County District Court Judge Bobbi Overfield to rejoin Williams’ case with Carolyn Aune’s case.
Game and Fish works to protect private property from elk herd damage
POWELL — With a herd of 400 elk wandering through the vast fields and hobby farms near Heart Mountain, Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens and wildlife technicians have the important job of ensuring the herd doesn’t commingle with livestock or damage winter crops and fences. The...
6 Crucial Cody, Yellowstone Bear Safety Tips for Residents and Visitors
The grizzly and black bears that inhabit Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas are truly a sight to behold. But before you visit Cody, Wyoming, or destinations within the park, do yourself a favor and brush up on these crucial Yellowstone bear safety tips. Bears hibernate for 5-7 months each...
Pirate-themed Wine Tasting Event Is A Huge Success
Saturday night was “all hands on deck, matey!” for the 49th annual Soroptimist International of Cody Wine Tasting party. With the theme being “Pirates of the Caribbean,” many wine-enthusiasts took advantage of the opportunity to dress up like pirates while tasting a variety of alcoholic beverages. Some even dressed up like Jack Sparrow (the main character made famous by Johnny Depp) in full swash-buckling regalia.
Fewer Suicides In Wyoming In 2022
The suicide rate among Wyomingites dropped in 2022, a positive reversal of a trend that has seen the Cowboy State lead in deaths by suicide in the country. Fewer deaths, births, marriages and divorces were recorded among Wyoming residents in 2022 compared to the previous year according to official records from the Wyoming Department of Health.
SYP: Run for Berry
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses abuse, sexual assault and violence against women. Corri Siggins and Juliet Fish from the Women Empowerment campaign is sponsoring a run/walk in memory of Berry Bryant. The “Run for Berry” will take place on April 29th, 2023 at Northwest College in Powell. The run is to bring awareness and prevent violence in our communities.
Cody Filly Soccer Sweeps Opening Weekend, Broncs Split
The Cody Soccer teams made their season debuts over the weekend as they played host to a pair of opponents. On Friday, both teams would host Pinedale in the season opener. The Fillies came out firing on all cylinders as they picked up the conference win, 13-0. The Broncs weren’t...
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Appoints Aura Sunada Newlin As Executive Director
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation appoints Aura Sunada Newlin executive director. She’s going to need new business cards as the term “interim” is being taken off her title. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is announcing the appointment of Aura Sunada Newlin as its permanent executive director. She is...
Many Park County residents newly eligible for property tax refund program
CODY — More Park County residents than ever before will have access to the Wyoming Department of Revenue’s property tax refund program following the recent passage of House Bill 99 by the Wyoming Legislature. “I think we could have three times as many applicants as we did last...
Cody Man Accused Of Beating His 2-Year-Old Daughter To Death Ruled Sane Enough For Trial
***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Accused of killing his toddler, a Cody man now has been found sane enough to stand trial. Moshe Bahja Williams and his girlfriend Carolyn Aune each face a first-degree murder charge tied to when Williams’ 2-year-old daughter died of what the medical examiner called a “gut punch” two years ago.
Cross-Country Patchwork ‘Rail Trail’ Expected To Cross Park County
A coast-to-coast trail is being built from Washington State to Washington D.C. and Wyoming is expected to be included in a nationwide patchwork of hiking a biking trails. The Great American Rail Trail will run across the country, stretching 3,700 miles, with a 500-mile continuous stretching across the Cowboy State. Rail trails are non-motorized paths that are built beside old railroad beds. They’re usually made out of crushed rock or pavement so they are wheelchair accessible.
Cody Regional Health CEO Recognized for Outstanding Hospital Leadership
Cody Regional Health CEO Doug McMillian is recognized for his career making Cody Regional Health one of the best rural hospital systems in the nation. 2023 has been a year of national recognition for Cody, being voted the Best Small Western Town and one of the Best Small Towns in the United States by USA Today. Now, another significant accolade has been bestowed on an essential person leading an essential service.
Your Wyoming Sunrise: Thursday, March 16, 2023
***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Today’s Wyoming sunrise was taken by Angela Berkshire of Cody, Wyoming. Angela writes, “This is why I live where the air hurts my face….no trespassing.”. To submit your Wyoming sunrise photo, email us at: News@CowboyStateDaily.com. NOTE: Please send...
No Shortage of Creativity During “Leprechaun Lure Contest”
The 2023 Leprechaun Lure Contest is officially in the books!. One thing is for certain, the amount of creativity that was displayed in this year’s contest was nothing but extraordinary!. This year, we finished with a total of 48 traps, which almost doubled the amount from the year previous....
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