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Dave Bonner

A new board will carry forward shareholder will to "Save the Merc."

Shareholders of Powell Mercantile, Inc. voted Thursday night to try to find a niche to keep the store going, but they will do it with a new board of directors in charge. The present board members said they would step aside in favor of new blood.

New members of the Wyoming Legislature, including Rep.-elect Dan Laursen of Powell, will be introduced to the conduct of the legislative process during a three-day orientation for new legislators  this week in Cheyenne.

Charlotte Bell of Ogden, Utah, has gotten the message.

If the PHS Alumni Association is going to make its 100th anniversary all-class reunion its last in 2015, the 1958 graduate of Powell High School wants to be there. Bell is rallying her class to come together in what would be a 57-year reunion — not a year that would normally be cause for celebration.

The trophy case is spilling over, and long-ago won spoils by Powell High School teams are going to be up for grabs.

During the PHS Alumni Weekend, the high school storehouse of trophies will be opened up and offered to those who would want them in a personal collection.

One of Powell’s longest running family businesses — the Food Basket — will take on a new name with new ownership this month.

University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg isn’t surprised by a consultant’s report on UW athletics that the Athletic Department doesn’t get all the resources it needs to succeed.

It’s no secret that the Wyoming Legislature has had little appetite for embracing any aspect of the new federal health care law.

Let there be no mistake about it. This newspaper supports rodeo and its reflection of our Western way of life.

For the first time since 2009, both houses of Congress have passed budget resolutions.

Now that sounds cockeyed, but it’s true. The United States Senate had not passed a budget in four years until last week. Prodded by “No Budget, No Pay” directive, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate passed non-binding budget resolutions.

Scott George presides over National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

If the first week in office is any indication, it’s going to be a whirlwind year for Scott George, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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