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Tessa Baker

From dusty prairies to deep seas to outer space, Jim Gilman takes art to new levels with his students at Powell High School.

Remind kids to look both ways before crossing a street

After a long and quite miserable winter, we all welcome the warmer weather: Farmers returned to the fields, homeowners are happy to have a break from shoveling snow and kids wasted no time getting outside to play.

The Powell school district stands to lose more than $250,000 as a result of cuts made by the Wyoming Legislature.

If you yawn while reading this, it’s not necessarily our fault. Instead, blame the time change — it often takes everyone several days to adjust to awakening an hour earlier.

For the past several weeks, a chair at the Powell City Council meetings has remained empty.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The people of Powell overwhelmingly agreed in November they wanted Don Hillman to be their mayor for another four years.

In 1888 — as Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show toured Europe, the Eiffel Tower took shape and Wyoming’s Territorial Assembly made its first steps toward statehood — the core of the State Capitol was built in Cheyenne.

Before starting kindergarten, I learned how to spell my last name. For a 5-year-old, stringing together the letters S-C-H-W-E-I-G-E-R-T can be a challenge. So, my parents helped prepare me for the task. Incidentally, my dad also taught my siblings and I how to say the alphabet backward as well as forward before entering kindergarten, but that’s another story.

On the morning of July 20, 1933, a doctor in rural Powell delivered a baby boy named Don Faxon. Hours later, the doctor was called to another Powell home and delivered a baby girl, Janie Anderson.

The two would end up sharing more than just a birthday — they have shared a lifetime together.

Decisions made in Cheyenne or Washington, D.C., can seem abstract. Until, that is, your health care coverage changes, your taxes go up or your child’s teacher loses her job.

A couple of local lawmakers faced some pointed questions on guns and global warming at a Saturday town hall meeting.

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