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Tessa Baker

The definition of a “D” is changing at Powell High School.

When students resume classes in August, they will be graded under a new scale for D’s and F’s. For years, a grade of 65 to 69 percent meant a D, “which is a pretty short window,” PHS Principal Jim Kuhn said during a recent presentation to the school board.

Patriotism is displayed loudly at this time of year: Fireworks exploding in the sky, marching bands playing in parades and crowds cheering as tough cowboys ride bucking bulls.

Next session, legislators must focus on budget — not other bills

The start of July is often filled with Independence Day festivities, as it should be. But something else happened July 1: Dozens of new laws took effect in Wyoming.

As superintendent of the Powell school district, Kevin Mitchell has made countless decisions, attended hundreds of meetings and kept a single focus: Doing what’s best for students.

The Powell school district recently tweaked its agreement with Montana to continue paying for the education of students living in Yellowstone National Park. Though the students in Mammoth Hot Springs will likely never set foot in a Powell school, they are part of Park County School District No. 1.

The orphan lamb had taken a turn for the worse — until a mama dog came to its rescue.

Oakley, a miniature Australian shepherd, had noticed the little lamb was not doing very well.

Eyewitness accounts sought for investigation

A motorcycle crash closed U.S. Highway 14-A for more than 30 minutes on Tuesday morning. While traffic was stopped, a helicopter landed on the highway between Powell and Cody and evacuated the injured motorcyclist.

Support local shelters, spay/neuter your pets

Wyoming has far more animals than humans. In fact, cattle alone outnumber people by 2-to-1 in the Cowboy State.

It’s been a wild week for weather in Wyoming.

As rivers reached flood stages and snow fell in the mountains, tornadoes touched down Monday in several areas, including near Cody, Burlington and Worland.

As kids spend carefree hours at the playground, set up lemonade stands and ride their bicycles, it’s easy to have a romanticized view of summertime in our small town. Yes, in many ways, Powell is a safe community, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to terrible crimes.

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