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Tessa Schweigert

The fatal shooting of an armed man by a Powell police officer in February left the Powell community reeling. Last week, residents received the answers and explanation they had waited for.
Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric’s review of the incident concluded that the Powell officer, Paul Sapp, was justified in shooting Nicholas A. Ungar on Feb. 9.

Dorothy and her Oz-bound cohorts will appear in Powell this weekend during the Powell High School production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
The evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the PHS Auditorium.

Department of Labor right to withdraw heavy-handed regulation proposals

Many growing up in Wyoming awake early to feed livestock, spend their first driving years behind a tractor wheel and faithfully set water to irrigate precious crops in our arid land.
It’s not just a summer or after-school job. It’s a way of life.

Electronic sign standards scrutinized, to be discussed again Monday night

Following a lengthy discussion about how to regulate electronic signs last week, Powell city councilmen decided to send a proposed ordinance change back to the drawing board.
Powell’s city code does not currently allow for flashing electronic signs, and the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission proposed an amendment outlining 10 conditions and standards to regulate electronic signs.

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.

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.

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