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City strengthens its partnership with local group, establishes new fund for economic development

City of Powell and Powell Economic Partnership leaders want the same thing: economic development. Last week, they established a new route to get there.

 

March 26, 2013 7:40 am

EDITORIAL: Sequester sidelined

Local efforts commendable in wake of federal failures

Local residents and businesses successfully managed a way around the federal sequester and snow blocking Yellowstone’s East Entrance.

When March 1 federal budget cuts known as the sequester prompted the National Park Service to delay opening Yellowstone entrances, a local fundraising effort quickly began.

New local developments in ag industry are promising

Water will soon circulate through the Powell Valley, bringing life to dormant fields through irrigation. It’s an encouraging sign of spring, and also a reminder of what keeps this community vital: Agriculture.

A company known for its speciality malts in the American craft beer industry is acquiring grain storage and seed processing facilities in Ralston and Powell.

Briess Malt & Ingredients of Wisconsin announced its acquisition of Riverland Ag Corp.’s local facilities on Monday. The sale is expected to close Friday.

When coyotes, wolves or grizzlies prey on livestock, Wyomingites often agree over what should be done. When a neighbor’s dog wanders on a farm or ranch, the issue is more gray for many of us.

 

March 07, 2013 8:59 am

Transfer station bid awarded

Construction set to begin this month

Construction of the city’s garbage transfer station is expected to begin by the end of the month.

On Monday night, the Powell City Council unanimously awarded a $804,657 bid to Filener Construction of Cody, the lowest of the five bids submitted.

Construction likely will begin this month at the North Ingalls Street site, said City Engineer Sean Christensen. He expects the transfer station will be built and operating in about six months.

Lawmakers should follow state’s constitution

Wyoming lawmakers buffaloed us when a controversial gun measure found itself in a bill about bison last week.

State legislators have drawn national spotlight in recent weeks as they looked to block any federal laws that could threaten gun rights. The unique proposal thrust Wyoming in the middle of the heated national debate.

Praised by the livestock industry, studied by doctors and beloved by autism advocates, Temple Grandin is renowned for many reasons.

But it all traces back to a fixation.

 

Spanning more than a decade, the saga of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park has been filled with concern, inconsistency, confusion and court battles. We welcome the latest development: A practical way forward.

Powell has a roadmap for future development.

On Tuesday evening, the Powell City Council unanimously voted to adopt a new master street plan and official map. The plan must be approved on two more readings.

The master street plan serves as a guide for future development, taking into account traffic patterns, population, demographics, projected growth, crash data and other factors.