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Don Amend

A young Powell Panther swim team is in the pool this week preparing for the season’s opening competition in Lander on Saturday.

Gov. Matt Mead has submitted his first budget, and it appears to strike a wise balance between spending and saving by the state government

Some legislators, concerned about possible reductions in federal funding and mineral revenues over the next few years, are calling for across the board cuts in spending. They would put the money saved into the state’s “rainy day” fund to mitigate those expected cuts in revenue. That fund already holds $1.5 billion, and some legislators would like to see that doubled.

December 06, 2011 9:10 am

Panthers top field at Powell invite

There’s a long trip ahead for the Powell Panther wrestlers in their quest of a state championship, but they took a big first step last week, winning their first dual meet of the season and capturing the championship in the Powell Roundtable Invitational Tournament for the third straight year.

December 01, 2011 8:58 am

Wrestlers take the mat

Panthers host Thursday dual, weekend tournament

The Powell Panther wrestlers take to the mat this week in a quest to return to the top of the Class 3A heap by season’s end.

The Christmas season continues in a big way, and both Powell High School and Northwest College are hosting big tournaments. In addition, two area museums are hosting special events, and the first of the school Christmas concerts is scheduled.

Once again, Congress has failed to do its duty with regard to the nation’s budget.

Westside school students are scheduled to move into their new building in January, and the project is on track to be ready for them.

Thanksgiving will be a little somber for me this week.

The University of Wyoming is proposing changes in its admission standards, and local school officials are concerned that one of the changes might have a negative impact on vocational and arts programs at the high school level.

As they have for the past six years, Powell High School’s staff and student body will hold a special observance for Veterans Day this week.