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Tessa Baker

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.

‘No immediate plans’ for development

Planning for future expansion, Powell school leaders signed off on a plan to purchase 19 acres of agricultural land on Tuesday. Located on Seventh Street between Powell High School and Absaroka Head Start, the site may someday house a new elementary school.

Kalan Nicholson has worn a few distinctive gowns in recent weeks.

On April 19, she woke up in a hospital gown after being hit by an alleged drunk driver. In the wreck, Nicholson was ejected from the vehicle, suffering a broken neck and other injuries.

It came as no surprise that Yellowstone National Park entrance fees will increase this summer.

Last fall, Yellowstone officials first proposed the fee changes as the National Park Service considered raising fees at many locations.

First Make-A-Wish Wyoming recipient was from Powell

As Powell students and residents gathered to raise an estimated $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Wyoming over the weekend, a local family was reminded of the first wish granted in the state 30 years ago.

day after Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake, Northwest College alumna Laurel Panday was hanging laundry on her roof when a powerful aftershock hit. She rushed into her home, where her 3-year-old daughter Nikita was watching a movie.

Grizzly bears are on the move once again, and the conversation about their status on the Endangered Species List also reawakened recently.

It’s a debate we often revisit in Wyoming: Should grizzlies receive federal protection?

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