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July 31, 2014 8:24 am

State baseball postponed

Written by Dante Geoffrey

1st round game moved to tonight; 7 pioneers on all-district teams  

The first round of the 2014 American Legion Single A State Baseball Tournament was postponed until today (Thursday) due to rainy weather in Laramie.

The Powell Pioneers will begin their bid for a state title today at 7 p.m. against the host Laramie Rangers. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 8:24 am

Sheriff’s race heats up

Written by CJ Baker

The candidates for Park County Sheriff took some shots at one another during a Monday night forum in Clark.

Park County Sheriff Scott Steward’s two challengers — Deputy Bruce Olson and former deputy Roger Dunn — said the sheriff’s leadership is lacking, while Steward shot back that they were inventing problems.

July 29, 2014 8:08 am

A community remembers

Written by Dante Geoffrey

Hundreds gather to honor late teacher, coach, husband and father 

On a hot July morning best suited for the first two-a-day practices, Powell Panther football players, coaches and hundreds of their friends and family filled Panther Stadium to honor the late Jim Stringer.

Thursday’s hour-long memorial service featured emotional speeches by Stringer’s children, fellow coaches and friends.

Stringer’s family sat at field level, as did dozens of current and former Panther players and coaches. The home side’s bleachers overflowed with people who came from near and far to pay their respects to the teacher, coach, father and husband.

July 29, 2014 8:08 am

Swede Fire grows to 1,500 acres

Written by Gib Mathers

Will be allowed to burn, say officials

The Swede Fire on the North Fork of the Shoshone River had grown to 1,500 acres by Sunday.

Lightning ignited the fire that was reported Wednesday by a member of the Shoshone National Forest fire crew, said Kristie Salzmann, Shoshone spokesperson.