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Ilene Olson

Annual facility costs for Yellowstone Building are estimated at $30,000  

Northwest College’s draft budget for fiscal year 2014-15 shows state funding will make up nearly half of the college’s total revenue for the coming year.

The news last week that a reported child abduction attempt actually never took place was a welcome relief to the entire Powell community.

That was particularly true for parents who had worried about their children’s safety, and to law enforcement personnel who had searched diligently for the man whom two 12-year-old girls claimed tried to abduct them on May 28.

After giving birth earlier on an island in the North Fork of the Shoshone River, a cow moose began crossing the river for a bite to eat on Friday.

But near-disaster soon struck. Her calf got into deep water, panicked, turned into the fast-moving water and was swept away. Photographer J.L. “Woody” Wooden witnessed the incident.

$2.2 million loss this fiscal year as board mulls 2015 budget  

As they look toward a budget for the 2015 fiscal year, Powell Valley Healthcare board members know something has to change.

As of April 30, Powell Valley Healthcare had lost $2.2 million during the 2014 fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Politics has no place in education.

We commend the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees in Powell for looking past political rhetoric to do what’s right for 37 students whose education is in jeopardy.

On Wednesday morning, the Powell City Council and city administration put the brakes on making a final decision on where and how to haul household waste.

That was a very smart move.

Events at home occupy the thoughts of three Northwest College students more than usual these days.

For them, home is Ukraine — a place that, due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has dominated world news in recent weeks.

After seemingly being used as budgetary pawns in last fall’s federal sequestration, America’s national parks are getting more respect from the federal government these days — and, it appears, more money as well.

An international student attending Northwest College died early Tuesday morning when he fell off a balcony at a Denver hotel.

‘Patient safety’ cited by PVHC

A doctor who was suspended last year due to “patient safety concerns” has resigned from Powell Valley Healthcare.

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