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Tessa Baker

In the search for a new superintendent to lead Powell schools, the bar is set “very, very high.”

Those are the words of Brian Farmer, executive director of the Wyoming School Boards Association, who is helping Park County School District No. 1 as it replaces outgoing Superintendent Kevin Mitchell.

And so a new year begins.

After 2016 — which was a rough one by many accounts — there’s reason to hope this new year will be better than the last.

As a blizzard swept in, Clark Elementary School students performed their Christmas program on Dec. 15, not knowing it would be their last day of school until 2017.

Sometimes Wyoming’s worst conditions bring out the best in the people who live here.

As churches around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, local congregations will gather for special services on Christmas Eve (Saturday) and Christmas Day (Sunday).

At Thanksgiving last year, RJ Kost didn’t feel very well.

Concerned that he felt light-headed and was having a hard time catching his breath, Kost went to the doctor, who referred him to a cardiologist. He then went to Billings for further testing.

When she was just 5 years old, Kaety Jones debuted in the Nutcracker ballet. This weekend, she’ll take the stage as a lead dancer in the holiday classic.

If you saw a dog locked inside a vehicle on a hot August day, you’d likely try to free the helpless animal or call the police. But what about pets left outside for too long in December’s subzero temperatures?

It may soon be illegal to park on Powell’s busiest street.

Few vehicles currently park along Coulter Avenue and now City of Powell leaders are looking to ban parking altogether on the four-lane road.

A beautiful spring Tuesday in 2004 took a sudden turn when flames engulfed Bridger Hall.

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