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Ilene Olson

The ‘heavy lifting’ must be done cooperatively

The award of a state grant to help establish a community health center in Powell is good news, especially for people who have limited or no access to health care due to low incomes or lack of insurance.

Paul Cardwell, Powell Valley Healthcare’s former chief executive officer, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him by his former employer, HealthTech Management Services.

A proposed community health center in Powell got its first breath of life Thursday with the approval of a $234,900 grant to help get it started.

Drivers, be alert: Students head back to classrooms in Powell on Wednesday, the first day of the 2013-14 academic year for Park County School District No. 1.

Buses are running, and some students will be walking to and from school.

This is an appropriate time to celebrate the people who turn our community and the northern Big Horn Basin green each year. We take our hats off and give a hearty thumbs up to the following people:

Improving economy could be contributing to the decline

Projected enrollment numbers at Northwest College for the start of the 2013-14 school year continue to be lower than last year’s figures.

Sean Fox, NWC vice president for student affairs, said the student headcount for the fall 2013 semester is down 4.7 percent as of last week compared to last fall. Full-time equivalent numbers were slightly better, down only 4.2 percent.

With last week’s turn of the calendar page, we’re now in the final month of summer vacation. It’s hard to believe nearly two-thirds of the summer has passed.

Firefighters escape without injuries after fire fuels building blaze

A fire in Byron Sunday afternoon destroyed the building that housed the Nepeco Co. office and shop, leaving a twisted metal skeleton with a shell of scorched steel siding.

This is the last full week in July, and in Powell, that means one thing: It’s time for the Park County Fair.

People from all around will be in town to take rides at the carnival, see the entries and attend grandstand events.

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