Weekly Poll

How do you feel about the Hells Angels in the area?




Results

 


Don Amend

When the starting gun goes off Friday at the Powell Aquatic Center, six seniors will be entering their home pool for the last time in competition.

Cole Good and Bill Cummings, four-year members of the team, will be joined by Dan McKearney, Tyler McCauley and Brennan Althoff, who joined the team last year, and Dillon Jeffs, who went out for the first time this year.

A local agriculture-based business has turned out to be a great example of how Powell can build on its assets, as well as how government and business can work together for economic development.

February 08, 2011 8:38 am

Fourth place by two points

Five Panthers medaled and every varsity wrestler contributed team points as Powell wrestled to a fourth-place finish in the Ron Thon Memorial in Riverton last week, just two points behind conference rival Worland in the final standings.

Defending 4A state champion Gillette won the tournament by a comfortable margin and Natrona County, also a 4A school, finished second, just 9.5 points ahead of the Panthers. Defending 3A state champion Douglas finished ninth, more than 40 points behind the Panthers.

The Wyoming Legislature is working on three bills this session that make me wonder just what those people are thinking.

To begin with, the House will vote this week on a bill titled, “Patriotism in the classroom.” The proposed law requires that an American flag be placed in every school classroom in the state, and, at first, even specified a minimum size.

Education continues to be a major issue in the Wyoming Legislature this year.

This is understandable, since education traditionally is one of the major consumers of state money. In recent years, the Legislature has provided much better funding for schools than was available in the past. Wyoming spends more money per student than most, if not all, other states.

February 01, 2011 8:34 am

Hoops for Hope week a success

Powell High School will make a big contribution to Women’s Wellness following a successful week of fundraising ending with the Hoops for Hope basketball game Friday night.

Committee consider ending teacher continuing contract

A bill that would make it easier for a school district to dismiss a teacher was on the Senate Education Committee’s agenda Wednesday.

The committee had a hearing on the bill introduced by Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, last week and was set to discuss several proposed amendments Wednesday.

January 27, 2011 8:20 am

Panthers think pink

The color scheme will be a bit different at the Powell High School gym Friday night when the Panthers and Lady Panthers square off with Worland on the basketball court.

Normally it would be a battle of orange and black teams, but this week, the Powell teams will exchange their normal uniforms for pink for Hoops for Hope, a campaign to raise money to support Women’s Wellness and the fight against breast cancer.

January 27, 2011 8:18 am

Swimmers top Worland, finish sixth

A dual win over Worland and a sixth-place finish in a big meet marked the weekend for the Powell Panther swimmers last week.

Swimmers swam nearly two dozen personal best times during the two meets, according to coach Jerry Rodriguez, and three swimmers swam new state-qualifying times.

One constant in the business of the Wyoming Legislature has always been concern about the state’s public schools.

This concern has heightened in recent years because the state’s courts have put the responsibility for funding education on the backs of the state Legislature. As a result, the Legislature has become concerned about just what the state is getting for the money it spends in terms of student achievement.

Page 22 of 25