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This is a community that creates.

Fields surrounding Powell produce a bounty of crops, the fruits of local growers’ hard work and dedication. Along with agriculture, our area is home to many talented artists who create a variety of art — paintings, sculptures, photography, music and more.

This weekend, Powell will host the inaugural Powell Arts Festival celebrating local artwork that enriches our community.

“Art asks us to look up and look again at what we are about,” said Shelby Wetzel, Plaza Diane board vice president. “Art helps us see those things that may have become common or invisible in a new, perhaps more meaningful way.”

$108,990 bid approved

Water — the very thing they’re designed to pump — is plaguing wells at Southside Elementary School.

Brace yourself, Wyomingites. We’re heading into a rough ride during the Republican primary in the Cowboy State.

More than a year away, Wyoming’s primary election already is heating up and gaining national attention as Liz Cheney challenges U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi.

New garden, exhibit focus on internees and agriculture

Gardening is a struggle in Heart Mountain’s arid landscape and rocky soil.

But this ground is rich in history.


Wardell replaces Heny, will serve through December 2014

A former school resource officer is the new member of the Powell school board.

Jason Wardell was appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees on Thursday evening. He replaces Dee Heny, who resigned last month.

A driver’s failure to yield resulted in a two-vehicle crash that injured three people Tuesday afternoon.

Cheyenne Slaught, 21, of Powell, was driving westbound on Lane 11 at about noon when she failed to yield to crossing traffic at the intersection of Road 12, according to a report from the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

Our nation was recently reminded of the incredible risks firefighters take when 19 men lost their lives fighting a wildfire in Arizona.

The Hotshot crew faced a fierce blaze in extreme heat, brutal winds and tinderbox conditions. As sons, brothers, husbands and fathers, the firefighters leave behind family and friends mourning such a devastating loss.

June 27, 2013 8:27 am

Four generations of PHS grads

When she graduated during the Great Depression, Mary (Floan) Bever couldn’t imagine owning a car as a high school student.

Months after 1-cent tax effort, cities give raises to employees

Budgets for the cities of Powell and Cody took an unexpected turn this spring.

After voters were asked to provide more tax revenue last fall, both cities then found enough money to give raises to employees.

June 13, 2013 9:49 am

Dee Heny to depart school board

Search to begin for replacement for veteran Board member

After nearly eight years on the Powell school board, Dee Heny announced her resignation Tuesday night.