Closeup of victim's belt buckle with horse head pattern. (PCSO)

Park County asks for help in identifying headless man found on Little Sand Coulee; Photos of belt, boots released

(Powell, Wyo.)  – The Park County Sheriff’s Department reported today that an autopsy was performed Saturday, January 11, 2014 on the dismembered body discovered Thursday along the Little Sand Coulee Road northwest of Powell.  The forensic pathologist reports that the victim was a Caucasian or very light-skinned Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 6 inches tall weighing between 180 and 200 pounds.  The victim was less than 35 year of age and by all indications an agricultural or ranch worker.  The victim was of a “stocky” build and appeared to be in good physical condition.

Fountain Paint Pots, Yellowstone, Ernie Over photo

Free Day to visit Yellowstone set for Monday; See list of other free entry dates here

The geysers at Fountain Paint Pots, Yellowstone National Park. (Ernie Over photo) 
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) – Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees on January 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday.
No matter how you choose to enter the park – by car, RV, bus, or on a guided snowmobile or snowcoach trip – the entrance fee to the park will be waived next Monday.
The NPS is waiving entrance fees on 9 days in 2014 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural sites national parks have to offer.
Other fee free dates for 2014 are:
• February 15-17 for the Presidents’ Day Weekend
• April 19-20 for the opening weekend of National Park Week
• August 25 for the National Park Service’s 98th birthday
• September 27 for National Public Lands Day
• November 11 in honor of Veterans Day
The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs on to Cooke City, Montana, outside the park’s Northeast Entrance, is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year.   Access to the interior of Yellowstone and iconic locations like Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is restricted to guided snowmobile and snowcoach trips from the North, West, South, and East entrances during the winter months.
At Old Faithful, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins and the dining room, the Geyser Grill, the Bear Den Gift Shop and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center are all open for the winter season.  At Mammoth Hot Springs, the hotel, dining room and gift shop are open for the winter season.  The Yellowstone General Store, medical clinic, campground, post office, and the Visitor Center are open all year.   Fuel is available from 24-hour gasoline pumps all year at both Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.
A seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is normally $25 for a private, non-commercial vehicle. More information is available at and
–National Park Service, YNP

Obituaries: Shotgun, Gose, Quincannon and Shelton

Gabby Merton Shotgun(Ethete, Wyo.) – Gabriel Shotgun age 42, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2013 in Billings, MT.  He was born February 24, 1971 in East Los Angeles, CA the son of late John Samuel Shotgun Sr. and Bydrie Lou Pike. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 14th at 10:00 AM at Blue Sky Hall with George Wells officiating.  Evening Service and Wake will be held Monday, January 13th at Blue Sky Hall beginning at 7:00 PM.  Interment will be in the Friday Cemetery, Ethete. For the complete obituary, click here. 

Clerks at three Riverton retail liquor outlets busted in sting operation Saturday for selling to a minor

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Clerks at three Riverton alcohol outlets were cited Saturday for furnishing liquor to a minor in a police sting operation. An underage person is sent into liquor establishments and attempts to purchase alcohol. If they are successful, a police officer returns with the minor and cites the person who sold the alcohol.


Pick up new items for your home or unload some at This Old House Consignments, today!

(Lander, Wyo.) – Come on down to This Old House Consignments located inside Craig’s Floor & Window Coverings at 546 Main Street in Lander.  We are packed to gills with used furniture, antiques, windows, doors, flooring, blinds, bath tubs, couches, love seats, recliners, beds, lighting and basically anything you can imagine, and then some!  Great bargains that change weekly.