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Don Amend

August 09, 2011 9:10 am

Construction means more changes

Westside students will move to new building in 2012

For several years now, school years in Powell have been marked by construction projects, and this 2011-12 is no exception.

The students who will be most affected are those from Westside school, who moved to the old Southside school building last year while their school was demolished to make space for a new building.

Grand opening of interpretive learning center set for next week

With its grand opening just days away, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center is rapidly approaching completion.

Last week, crews were working on the water system outside the building as Christy Fleming, manager of the site, and Steve Leger, executive director of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, showed members of the media through the center, built on the site of the camp entrance and administration buildings.

For the second time in less than two years, a resignation has left Ward I short a representative on the Powell City Council.

Powell schools continue to show improvement in nearly every area according to results of last year’s statewide testing.

More than 80 percent of Powell students tested as proficient or advanced on most sections of the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students, which was administered statewide in April to students in grades three through eight and to high school juniors.

By the time you read this bit of “wisdom,” Congress will either have taken action to raise the nation’s debt limit or they will have failed to take action.

Either way, they won’t have solved the mess that is the nation’s budget, and, I’m guessing, they won’t — because, frankly, I don’t think anybody in Congress really knows how to solve it.

At this writing, Congress still has not made a decision on the government’s debt limit.

More importantly, they have not made visible progress on dealing with the national debt.

A Texas-based company has won the contract to build the new Powell High School stadium.

The Park County School District No. 1 school board voted last week to award the $2.14 million contract to Hellas Construction of Austin, Texas.

A controversy over the bidding of a pipeline project west of Powell illustrates the complexities public entities face as they try to spend public money responsibly.

Big Horn Lake continued to rise slowly over the weekend, and Monday morning had reached a surface elevation of more than 3,653 feet above sea level, about 3.5 feet from the top of the flood pool.

The Bureau of Reclamation Montana office has forecast that the lake would likely reach 3,654 feet during the current run-off.

Keep the Big Horn Basin whole.

That was the message local legislators conveyed to the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions during a hearing held in Powell Tuesday morning in an effort to keep the Big Horn Basin from losing a seat in the Legislature due to reapportionment.