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Dave Bonner

Opponents of establishing a lottery in Wyoming worried that the lottery would prey on the poor and create a growing number of problem gamblers.

50-year PHS class streaked its way into alumni legend

Their hair is graying and thinning, but for members of the Powell High School Class of 1965, nothing can dim their place in the lore of PHS reunion history.

It’s hard to find fault with a marvelous funding partnership between the State of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming that has accomplished such wondrous capital facility projects on campus in the last dozen years.

The 100th will be done with full fanfare.

That’s the word from the planning committee of the Powell High School Alumni Association, which has been meeting for months to make ready for the centennial anniversary alumni weekend on June 26-27.

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.

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