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April 24, 2012 7:52 am

Kerrigan’s Run for a Reason

Following unexplained death of 4-year-old, family plans July fundraiser in her name

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, 4-year-old Kerrigan Richardson did not wake up.

“Our lives were forever changed,” wrote her parents, Brandon and Angela (Foulger) Richardson. “To this day, the cause of her death is still unknown.”

Residents need to start sorting trash, recycling

After much ado about garbage in Park County in recent years, positive solutions to local landfill problems are transpiring.

Aside from Cody, communities around the county all face the same problem: how to transport trash to Cody when their landfills inevitably close.

Mangold wants fresh thinking, ideas from new mayor

After serving eight years as Powell’s mayor, Scott Mangold will not seek a third term.

The mayor posted a message on the city’s website Monday announcing his decision.“In a town of 6,300, some other people might have new ideas,” Mangold said Wednesday. “It’s time for me to step aside and give the reins to someone else.”
Powell residents will elect their new mayor in November, and Mangold will complete his second term in December.

Patten brings new direction, vision for PVHC

As details of former Powell Valley Healthcare chief executive officer Paul Cardwell’s disastrous stint here continue to emerge, it’s understandable that residents are wary when they hear the words “hospital CEO.”
Stories of scandal circulate through the community, and feelings of betrayal linger.

PHS students raising money for April trip

This month, a group of Powell High School students will go where no Powell Panthers have gone before: the world robotics competition in St. Louis.

Out of 2,188 active robotics teams that competed this year, PHS is one of only 128 to qualify for the world championship.

April 10, 2012 7:49 am

Transfer station on track

City council endorses North Ingalls site for trash facility

Construction of a garbage transfer station could begin as early as September — the same month the Powell landfill is slated to close to household trash.

Last week, Powell councilmen unanimously endorsed building the transfer station on North Ingalls Street, near the existing city sanitation department. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality must still approve the project and site before construction can begin.

Door-to-door salesmen have made their way around Powell in recent weeks, knocking on doors and prompting some residents to call police to report the unwanted solicitors.

While it used to be illegal in Powell for salesmen to knock at your door uninvited, that’s no longer the case.

Want to hunt a wolf in Wyoming?

If all goes as planned, Wyoming hunters will be able to buy a gray wolf license for $18 on Oct. 1. Nonresidents will pay $180 for a license.

Wyoming Game and Fish officials outlined the draft regulations Wednesday night in Cody.

 

Wednesday night meetings for fairgrounds building, Habitat for Humanity home

It’s been said that if you build it, they will come. For two construction projects in Powell’s future, a more appropriate saying is: Before you build it, they must come.

This week, Powell residents have a chance to get involved with two exciting building projects on the horizon — a new multi-purpose building at the Park County Fairgrounds and a Habitat for Humanity home in Powell.

Most Park County locals know stories from the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp. Residents often see the iconic chimney standing tall against the mountain’s unique form. Old World War II-era barracks still stand on some homesteads. The new Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center is located nearby, where we can see and hear the stories of the Japanese-Americans who lived as internees behind barbed wire.