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‘Cokeville Miracle’ to feature speaker Friday night

Those watching “The Cokeville Miracle” at the Hyart Theatre on Friday night will be in for a treat with the appearance of Ron Hartley, a deputy sheriff who responded to the 1986 hostage situation and subsequent bombing at the Cokeville […]

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Dollies celebrate 50 years of kicking up their heels

They’ve been called Lovell’s ambassadors, the face of the Mustang Days celebration. And they’ve been kicking up their heels for 50 years.

The Dollies of

North Big Horn Senior Center quilters (l-r) Caroline Boltz, Verna Hawkins, Erma Palan, Joan Swisher, Judy Quarles and Eva Wagner enjoy a visit while tying a quilt at the center.
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Loving hands continue the tradition of making quilts for the needy

In 2005, a local LDS Women’s Relief Group set a goal of making 2005 quilts in the year 2005. Not only was that goal exceeded, but

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From Our Files: Johnny honored by Sports Illustrated

100 Years Ago, December 4, 1914, The Cowley Weekly Progress

Our government never faced so tremendous a problem as that now lying dormant at the doors of congress and

Veteran Terry Wilkerson presents a “Quilt of Valor” to his uncle Frank Wilkerson, during a special event held at the North Big Horn Senior Center on Tuesday, honoring veterans in the community.
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Local veterans honored at Senior Center event

Thirty-eight local veterans representing a cumulative 368 years of service to their country were honored at a luncheon held in their honor at the North Big Horn

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From our files

Take the elevator for credit at the Cowley Merc  100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress, Jan. 30, 1914 Ad (The Cowley Merc. Co.): During the present

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Notes from Bighorn Canyon

Walking a mile, or three, in their footsteps

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Notes from Bighorn Canyon[/caption] Before Christmas I made my monthly trip to Fort Smith to check on things

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From our files: City water tank cleaned after 22 years

100 Years Ago: The Cowley Weekly Progress, July 18, 1913 The Pioneer Day celebration was by far the biggest affair ever attempted here. It was an unqualified success in

Stephen Gervay’s body was discovered by Ranger Earl Snelling, E.J. Dorn, Ed Messick and Munroe Hoffman.
photo courtesy of Michael Gervay

“I came off the mountain as I was alone” –Elizabeth Gervay

The Gervay tragedy The circumstances surrounding the death of Stephen Gervay and Elizabeth Gervay’s harrowing survival on Little Mountain were recounted in several local newspapers in March and

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Lydia Parks: 98 years of Lovell area history and a life well lived

When Lydia Parks tells a story, her eyes twinkle. A spry, active lady, her mind is a treasure trove of Lovell area history, and during an hour spent