Lovell, WY


All-school reunion for Emblem School in June

An all-school reunion is being planned for the old Emblem School. It is being held the weekend of June 10 and 11, 2023 to coincide with Greybull’s annual Days of ’49 celebration. Committee chairwoman Fern (Gernant) McLaughlin reports that plans are in place for several activities for Emblem...
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BLM will take feedback on bentonite expansion project

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments from the public on an analysis of a proposed bentonite mining expansion project north of Lovell in Big Horn County. The BLM Cody Field Office will accept comments on the environmental assessment through March 3. American Colloid Company...

Hopeful Hyart progress

Repair project moving forward with asbestos remediation soon. Progress has been made in recent days regarding the project to repair Lovell’s historic Hyart Theatre following the Christmas Eve day water line break that sent water pouring into the theater lobby and out the front doors. After the water was shut off when the broken pipe was noticed on Dec. 24 and Kleen Kare of Powell employed drying machines and dehumidifiers for several days, the next step, as required by the Hyart’s insurance carrier, was an asbestos study. That was performed on Jan. 4 and the samples sent to Northern Industrial Hygiene of Billings for analysis, according to Hyart Redevelopment Committee president Mike Steenbakkers. Asbestos was found, he said, and must be abated before repair work can be done. “Testing was done on the upstairs floor tiles and the textured ceiling (in the lobby),” Steenbakkers said. “The texture material was found to have asbestos, requiring the abatement.” The Hyart board filed paperwork for an asbestos abatement permit with the Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality and sought three bids for asbestos remediation as required by the insurance company. The board received three bids from companies specializing in asbestos abatement. “They have to be licensed and approved for asbestos remediation,” Steenbakkers said. “Only certain companies are allowed to do asbestos removal.” Workers removing asbestos must wear special suits during the removal process and a multi-stage cleaning/decontamination trailer is used during the process, he noted. The project is in the midst of a 10-day DEQ required waiting period, Steenbakkers said, but the insurance company has selected a contractor for the asbestos removal: Safetech Inc. of Billings. He said he hopes the remediation work can proceed sooner than later. “Our understanding is that Safetech will be able to jump on it pretty quickly, though we don’t have a start date,” Steenbakkers said. “Then we can determine what needs to be repaired. At this point (due to the asbestos) we haven’t been able to let contractors in. “It (the asbestos) needs to be cleaned up before we can determine what work needs to be done, how much and when we can start. We’re waiting to see how it cleans up.” Steenbakkers said he hopes the project can really get rolling soon so the Hyart can begin showing movies again. The theater has been closed since the first night of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” on Friday, Dec. 23. The water pipe broke the next afternoon. “My wish is that, once the asbestos has been abated, we can open for business even before repairs are completed, though I don’t know if the insurance company would allow that,” Steenbakkers said. “My goal is to open the doors as soon as possible.”

Buffs notch first conference win

Nonconference matchups with Big Horn and Tongue River were casualties of the weather, but the Greybull Buffs got the one they had to have, beating Shoshoni 50-43 Friday night at Buff Gym for their first Northwest Conference victory of the season. The Buffs had lost to Rocky Mountain and Wind...

Sheriff deputy shooting case moves to county attorney

CODY (WNE) — The investigation into the Park County deputy who shot and killed a male suspect in Powell during a traffic stop last year has been forwarded to the county attorney, said Charla Baugher Torczon, executive assistant at the Park County Sheriff’s Office. In an email sent...


Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization that allows the dreams of children with critical illnesses to become a reality. This organization has provided many kids with unbelievable experiences and uses the support of others’ donations in order to make these wishes come true. Every year, Powell High School’s Student Council...

Greybull, January 30 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Cody Basketball at Powell: Fillies Victorious, Broncs Falter

The Cody basketball teams returned to action, Friday, as they hit the road for another clash with their Park County Rivals, Powell. In what turned out to be another fantastic outing between these two rivals, the Fillies came away with the 65-28 victory while the Broncs would fall short, 51-41.

Kaycee’s Sierra Kilts Signs with Northwest College for Volleyball

Kaycee volleyball player Sierra Kilts will continue her career at Northwest College in Powell. She has been named to the 1A all-state team 3 years in a row and this past season, Kilts recorded 287 kills, 313 digs, and a hitting percentage of .147 along with 66 aces. The Bucs finished 4th at the 1A State Tournament this past season with a record of 22-11-6 but won the state title in Kilt's junior year going 30-5-1. The Bucs placed 3rd at state in her sophomore season with a mark of 21-4.


Dual and concurrent enrollment have become a normality at Powell High School. High achieving juniors and seniors have the opportunity to begin taking college courses before they receive their diploma. While many students are grateful for the chance to take college courses, others are not satisfied with the two-class dual...

Library to close during repairs

The Greybull Public Library will be closed to patrons until further notice starting Friday, Jan. 27 due to floor abatement and carpet replacement in the building. Amenities like curbside pickup and the book drop box won’t be available during the repairs. “The library is not closing forever,” said Ted...

One Of The Longest Canyons In The U.S. Is Here In Wyoming And It’s An Unforgettable Adventure

While simply stepping outside your home can offer beautiful views and fun, the state offers some of the most incredible outdoor adventures if you’re willing to do some exploring. You’ll find hikes and trails around every turn, but for an especially fun adventure in Wyoming make your way to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Despite a portion being located in Montana, the Wyoming section of this awe-inspiring location will remind you just how lucky we are to spend time in this magnificent state.


We’ve had football, volleyball, basketball and so much more, but almost nothing can compare to this year’s canned food drive competition. Powell High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society (NHS) put on the canned food drive which ignited an unprecedented inter-classroom battle. Although most classes contributed...

Late FTs seal comeback win over Wind River

The Rocky Mountain Lady Grizzlies proved to be too much for the Lady Buffs to handle when the two teams met in Cowley in the first conference game of the season. The Grizzlies took a quick first quarter lead and went on to claim the 50-16 victory. The Lady Buffs...

Western Mustangs sweep b’ball games and wrestling dual

January 26, 2023 — It was a good Wednesday for Western Wyoming Community College athletics. All three teams, women’s and men’s basketball and wrestling teams, came away with victories. The Western Mustang wrestling team won their home dual last night over Snow College, 46-6. See more details...

The courageous story of a collegiate wrestler who fought a grizzly bear to save a friend

There’s a saying in the West that when things get tough, you have to cowboy up. In Wyoming, the history of cowboys braving the elements to sustain ranches during subzero weather, and fixing things on their own in the harsh landscape, is ingrained in the people. They are as independent as they are loyal; hardened physically by their labors, they still harbor hearts as big as the Wyoming sky.

Worland Faces Powell In Dual Travels To Lander For Invite

The Warrior Wrestlers would host Powell in a Dual match last Thursday. Loren Fincher at the 132 class, Creedon Newell at the 138 class, Ross Goncalves at 145, Tillman Burns at 152, Ethan Burns at 182, and Noa Vega at 285 all won by pins. Worland would lose the dual...

Lady Warrior Basketball Lose Two At Home

The Lady Warriors were at home for the conference openers this past Friday and Saturday. Friday Worland faced Lovell for the second time in six days. Worland started the first period on pace with the Lady Bulldogs down by 4 with a 10-6 finish at the opening 8 minutes. Halftime...