Retired Forest Service Cop Gets Fine, House Arrest For Stealing Horses
A retired U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer from Powell was hit with nearly $15,000 in fines, restitution and court costs after a jury convicted him of fraudulently switching out government horses with his own animals. Ronald Ostrum, 54, must also serve two years’ probation and six months of home...
Powell officials sound warning about counterfeit Franklins
POWELL — Police and bankers are warning residents and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 bills, as several have circulated in Powell in recent weeks. Over the past two weeks, six bogus bills were spotted by local banks and reported to authorities. While it’s not uncommon...
Police Report: Remember your keys, please
The Lovell Police Department received the following calls for the week of February 12 to February 18:. February 15: 10:54 a.m.- A successful vehicle unlock was completed on a white Kia Rio in the parking lot of TCT West on Shoshone Avenue. 8:13 p.m.- A mom called to report that...
Lovell FFA Chapter enjoying busy year of activities
The Lovell FFA and its members have had an outstanding start to our 2023-24 school year. The year kicked off with the Horse, Livestock, Meats and Vet Science teams competing at the NILE in Billings. Our Horse Judging team won the contest at Billings with our Meats Judging team finishing third overall.
Carissa Lindsay breaks indoor track school record
One of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field events, the Simplot Games, was held last Thursday through Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho, on the Idaho State campus at the ICCU Dome (formerly the Holt Arena). The meet, which drew more than 2,000 athletes from 19 states, Canada...
Bulldog wrestlers reel in medals at Regionals
This past weekend the Lovell Bulldog wrestlers came one step closer to finishing their season after attending regional tournaments. The boys 2A West Regional Tournament was held in Shoshoni this year, while the girls competed in Riverton at the all-class West Regional. Through sheer grit and determination, a handful of the team members placed within the top four to get seeded at State while others managed to come within the top eight to secure their spot in their respective state brackets.
‘UW in Your Community’ event March 4 in Lovell
Members of the public will find out more about the University of Wyoming’s presence in Big Horn County, and UW alumni will connect with their alma mater during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Monday, March 4, in Lovell. The public is invited to the event from...
How personal income has changed in Big Horn County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Big Horn County, Wyoming and how it compares to state and national levels.
The following calls were received by the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office: (Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and charges made upon initial arrest may be amended or dismissed as determined by the Court:. Feb. 12 — 3:34 p.m.: Deputies investigated a...
Suspicious persons skulking in our town
Most of the Bench Sitters are avid readers of the Rolling Log every week. It’s a great source of subject matter for talk over coffee on a quiet winter morning. They can guess who called the police to complain about getting an anonymous “hate letter” in the mail.
Summer motorcycle rally proposed for Lovell Rodeo Grounds
A proposal and request for support of a motorcycle rodeo in North Big Horn County greeted the Lovell Town Council as the council opened their February 13 meeting at town hall. Tom “Buck” Klindt of Cowley, speaking on behalf of the Iron Cowboys Riding Club, is hoping to stage the Lovell Iron Cowboy Days, which he said could be “Wyoming’s own answer to Sturgis of Red Lodge.”
Durtsche: Bulldogs can play better despite sweep
Not too bad but could be better. That statement would appear to sum up the performance of the Lovell Bulldogs after they pulled off a home sweep of Southwest 3A foes Mountain View and Lyman at Winterholler Gym over the weekend, according to head coach Shane Durtsche. Lovell stopped Mountain...
Lovell freshmen squads wrap up season play
The Lovell girls and boys freshman basketball teams concluded their seasons last week. The Bulldogs hosted Greybull on Monday and traveled to Cody for the finale on Tuesday. Against the visiting Buffs of Greybull, the Bulldogs took an early 7-0 lead and never looked back to earn the 43-27 victory.
Local Photographers Shine in Wyoming Wildlife Photo Contest
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently announced the winners of the 54th annual Wyoming Wildlife magazine’s photo contest. Rob Koelling of Powell, Wyoming, emerged as the winner among 3,000 submissions from photographers across the nation. His winning photo, “Blossom in the beak,” features a rufous hummingbird. Patrick Owen, the contest's creative director, thanked all participants for their outstanding entries.
Panther swimmers ninth at State
In a very competitive meet, the Powell Panthers finished in the top 10 at the State 3A Swimming and Diving meet last weekend. Local swimmers Hugh Carpenter, Will Fuller, Conner Mayes and Taggart Shumway all contributed points to the team score with places in individual and relay B events. Fuller...
Small Business Development Center topic of chamber luncheon
The Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network and what the organization can do for small businesses was the featured topic at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon Monday at the Mustang Café. SBDC regional directors Devan Costa-Cargill, who covers Big Horn, Park, Washakie and Hot Springs counties,...
From our files Lovell Jaycees team off to Atlanta in 1949
Joseph H. NeVille, prominent pioneer citizen of Northern Wyoming, died at his home in Byron Saturday evening. In many respects Mr. NeVille was one of the most noted men in this portion of the state. Coming to the Big Horn Basin in an early day, he was prominently identified with its development, covering a period of almost a quarter of a century.
Lady Bulldogs split final home games
The Lovell Lady Bulldogs basketball team hosted a pair of games over the weekend against 3A West opponents from the south, Mountain View and Lyman. On Friday night, the 16-3 Mountain View Lady Buffalos proved their legitimacy of being a strong contender down the stretch with a 44-32 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
Football bleacher upgrade approved
A year after putting in a new artificial turf football field, Big Horn County School District No. 3 is proceeding with plans to install new bleachers for students and fans who root, root, root for the home team. The board of trustees on Feb. 13 awarded the contract for the...
Mustangs win two at jamboree
The Lovell Mustangs headed down to their B team jamborees in Lander and Riverton on Saturday. The eighth-grade team finished on top, winning both games at their jamboree in Riverton, beating Lander 46-14 and Riverton 37-20. “We are proud of how the boys played at the B Jamboree,” coach Stephany...