He was a regular presence in town for months after his arrival, residents said in interviews last January. He was a frequent guest at the Cody Steakhouse, a restaurant on the town’s main street, and he and Ms. Kardashian West paid visits to the Boot Barn and other businesses, buying clothing and jewelry. He held one of his Sunday Service concerts at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in September 2019.
Residents said Tuesday that they had seen less of Mr. West in 2020, particularly after last July when he began to publicly discuss his efforts to be elected president.
Zac Taylor, the news editor of the Cody Enterprise, said that neither he nor anyone else present in a newsroom of four on Tuesday afternoon, had seen the rapper since then. (The Enterprise published its story on the ranch listing at noon on Monday; Mr. Taylor’s wife, who works at a real estate company, gave him the tip.)
Mr. Taylor was ambivalent about the rapper’s two-year stay in town, saying that his publisher had asked in a meeting early on if Mr. West was going to make a big splash or no splash at all.
“I think he landed somewhere in the middle,” Mr. Taylor said.
Matt Hall, the mayor of Cody, said that he had not talked to Mr. West for at least eight months, “since prior to when he started to have some of his marital issues with Kim,” referring to Mr. West’s split from his wife of nearly seven years. Ms. West filed for divorce in May.