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Ilene Olson

Teens taken to hospital after incident at dam on Shoshone River  

Four young women were injured Wednesday afternoon when they went over Mormon Dam during a floating trip down the Shoshone River.

At the scene, a tearful Chelsie Haire of Powell said her sisters, Joey and Jaclyn Haire, and two cousins from out of town, Melani and Kylie, all were injured, some more seriously than others.

Rate hikes made; employees volunteering to take furloughs  

In an effort to reverse a serious downward financial trend, the Powell Valley Healthcare Board directed PVHC Chief Executive Officer Bill Patten to find ways to reduce spending or increase revenue by a combined total of $2 million for the coming fiscal year.

Little Byron Brown has deep-blue eyes that mirror his pleasant disposition. But behind those beautiful eyes lurks a tumor that threatens the 21-month-old’s eyesight.

Fortunately, the tumor was found fairly early, and new medical technology makes it possible for his doctor, a specialist, to target chemotherapy directly to the tumor. There’s a good chance that Byron’s cancer will be cured.

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.

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