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Ilene Olson

wished my sister Valerie a happy birthday on April 28, as I have every year since she was born. For her past three birthdays, I’ve made that wish on Facebook rather than giving her a call, as I used to do. And, when I visited her page, I saw that several other people had posted birthday messages as well.

Northwest College is losing a combined 268 years of faculty and administrative experience as a result of 10 employee retirements this year. 

An additional 247 years of experience at the college was lost last year with the retirement of 11 more employees.

Thumbs up to the 100th annual Powell High School Alumni Reunion this weekend. This remarkable event is the result of a year of planning and organizing and much work by many people, and it wouldn’t be possible if there hadn’t been 99 annual reunions before it.

Thumbs up to the call by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and other senators from both sides of the aisle who asked Congress to take up the Marketplace Fairness Act issue this year.

We’re standing on the brink of a historic time in state government. 

After nearly two decades of talking, saving and planning, construction on the Wyoming Capitol Square project is expected to begin this fall. 

This has been a stellar year for Northwest College, and we believe the 2014-15 school year will go down in history as one of its best. 

New center will focus on providing health care to low-income and uninsured patients, but will see anyone

After years of planning, a new, federally funded community health center will begin operating in Powell by Sept. 1, if all goes as planned. 

Thumbs down to the person or persons who poisoned animals in the Timber Creek area near Meeteetse. 

Sculptor Mike Thomas just calls her Darlin’.

She has a smile on her face because she’s enjoying a hard ride on a good horse — and he’s a horse her brother couldn’t ride, Thomas said.

Thumbs up to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation’s efforts to stop the auction of artifacts from internment camps, including one at Heart Mountain, in which hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

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