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Ilene Olson

Survey to provide information about business environment in Powell

By surveying Powell businesses, the Powell Economic Partnership hopes to get information that will help it support local businesses and recruit new ones that would be a good match for the community.

Thirty one surveys were conducted in the later fall with the help of the NWC enactus team — “en” for entrepreneurial, “act” for action, and “us” as in we.

This is an important year for three local entities currently undergoing or preparing for planning for facilities.

 

Wyoming Legislature begins in Cheyenne

The Wyoming Legislature kicks off today (Tuesday), and local lawmakers are boning up on issues ranging from education reform, to fuel taxes for highway funding, to Wyoming’s response to the federal Affordable Care Act, to state agency budget cuts.

The new year begins with a jump start at Powell Valley Healthcare as leaders move from “reactionary” measures toward more visionary ones.

UW board continues to keep them secret

The Northwest College Board is to be commended for releasing on Friday the names of the three finalists vying to replace NWC President Paul Prestwich, who will resign in June.

Students still pay for maximum of 12 credit hours

Wyoming students attending community colleges in the state will pay $4 more per credit hour in tuition next year, but any credits they take beyond a 12-credit hour cap will continue to be free of tuition.

Northwest College will bring three candidates to campus in January as the search for a new president nears completion.

Recent events in the nation and closer to home provide tragic reminders that the holidays, while cherished by many, are not happy for everyone.

People nationwide are shocked and are mourning alongside the families of the children and adults who were killed in the Connecticut school shooting last week. Though far removed by distance, our thoughts, prayers and emotions are tied to those who are grieving and hurting, especially at this time of year. 

After tossing the idea around informally for two years, a group of Powell residents has organized formally to consider establishing a federally funded Community Health Center here. A Community Health Center would provide access to medical, dental and mental healthcare on a sliding-fee scale.

Once again, wolf management in Wyoming is the subject of lawsuits in federal courts.

Environmental groups filed two lawsuits this month challenging Wyoming’s management of wolves and asking for wolves to be designated as endangered.

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