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Tribune Staff

(Sept. 1, 1933 - July 8, 2010)

Ruth Catherine “Trina” Davis, of Shell, died July 8, 2010, at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings.

(Dec. 27, 1920 - July 11, 2010)

Lydia Hill, 89, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Powell Valley Care Center.

(June 28, 1959 - July 12, 2010)

William J. “Bill” Mudd, 51, died July 12, 2010, at his home in Powell.

A memorial service for Marsha Fetzer will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at the Presbyterian Church.

Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.


Aboard Freedom, Yellowstone National Park summer employees, Jake Boone, left, and Hannah Gundernan, right, prepare to unleash a gill net to capture unwanted lake trout in Yellowstone Lake. Mount Sheridan rises in the distance. Tribune photo by Gib Mathers

Extreme measures needed to save Yellowstone Lake native cutthroat trout

Since the mid 1990s, the National Park Service has endeavored to eliminate lake trout from Yellowstone Lake. But the race to save native cutthroat trout there could be lost unless the service adopts extreme measures, said a Trout Unlimited member.

Park Service personnel say they are working on it and will adopt tougher measures in the future.

Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic board mulls offer

Which is better for the Big Horn Basin community — a free clinic with community support and limited resources, or a government-funded clinic with far more resources, but accompanied by federal red tape?

That's a question Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic board members, and eventually the community, will have to wrestle with in the near future.

"I didn't, like, graduate high school and in my yearbook write, ‘Be in a soap opera,' as future plans,” said Daniel Cummings, a 2005 Powell High School alum.

Nevertheless, today (Tuesday), Cummings will make his television debut in a recurring role on the long-running ABC soap opera, “General Hospital.”


Powell catcher Auston Carter frames a pitch during recent Powell Pioneer baseball action. Fans wanting to watch Post 26 in action have five chances to see the team at home this week as the regular season wraps up. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Pioneers fare well against Colorado competition

The Powell Pioneers won four out of five games, including a trio of wins over Colorado competition, as the team tuned up for post-season competition with an appearance at Casper's Mike Devereaux baseball tournament.

Powell carries a 33-12-2 mark into the final week of the regular season.

Panther golfer's career ran full spectrum

Although he's played more rounds of golf than he can count, Bryan Borcher still remembers the first 18 holes he fired as a member of the Powell High School golf team. It isn't the most pleasant of memories.

“I shot a 129,” Borcher said of that freshman debut. “It was a pretty bad day.”

Trapper men's hoop coach adds to duties

Andy Ward, head men's basketball coach at Northwest College, has been named the newest athletic director for the Trappers. Ward takes over for Dana Young, who left earlier this summer to become president at Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon.

Young had served for one year as the interim athletic director at Northwest College. Young had also served as the vice-president for student affairs at NWC.

“I thought this would be a great opportunity to get into the administrative side of things,” Ward said of the athletic director's position. “I feel like we've got a lot of positive things going on here at Northwest College. We've got a great staff of coaches who are doing positive things with their programs.”

Ward, whose Trapper men's basketball program spent part of last season ranked in the top 25 of the nation, will continue to serve as a head coach as well.

“There will be more demands on my time, but I'm still the men's basketball coach,” Ward said. “I still plan on doing the same things I did with my team. It's just that I'll have a lot more responsibilities with the overall athletic department versus just taking care of my own team. There will be more demands on my time as I work with other coaches, the college booster club, the foundation and within the community.”

Ward joined the Trappers' coaching ranks during the 2007-2008 season, coming to Powell from Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. He has 14 years of coaching and teaching experience at the college level, including eight years head coaching experience at hte community college level.

Ward officially began serving as Northwest College's athletic director on Monday.

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