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Tessa Baker

Ribbon-cutting for new building today

Jousting knights, crashing cars, agile alligators, spinning carnival rides, award-winning livestock, a country music star and homemade pies worthy of a blue ribbon are among the highlights this week at the Park County Fair in Powell.

Before the school year begins, one of the oldest remaining school structures in Powell will be demolished.

Demolition work is underway at the old Powell Middle School. Nearby, construction of the new 58,000-square-foot middle school building is nearing completion.

When driving around Powell, you’re likely to encounter intersections where a large RV or trailer blocks your view of any oncoming vehicles or pedestrians.

It’s a dangerous scenario that drivers are too familiar with on Powell streets.

With a push of a button, local school bus drivers can ensure that vehicles illegally passing a bus are caught on camera.

Thumbs up to Jim Stringer’s induction into the High School and Middle School Coaches Hall of Fame by the Wyoming Coaches Association.

July 18 will mark one year since the beloved Powell High School football coach’s sudden death from a heart attack at the young age of 44. 

After years of relative dormancy, it’s encouraging to see new construction and new opportunities springing up around the site of the former Powell High School.

From the 1950s through early 2000s, the old high school campus was central to the community and bustled with activity.

It’s a summer of out with the old, in with the new at Powell Middle School.

In coming weeks, the old middle school will be demolished and the next phase of the new facility will be finished.

In Park County, an extra 1-cent sales tax is a tough sell.

Out of Wyoming’s 23 counties, Park County is one of only two that has a sales tax rate of 4 percent.

What will science standards look like in Wyoming’s K-12 schools?

That’s a question residents, educators and leaders across the state will consider in coming months.

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