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Tom Lawrence

Warm weather no friend to ‘good’ harvest, which nears completion

It’s been a warm October, which most people have reveled in.

The Powell City Council was given a virtual tour Monday night of the new $2.7 million building being erected on the Park County Fairgrounds.

Thumbs up to Mayor Don Hillman for being upfront about  his battle with liver cancer.

The World Series starts tonight (Tuesday). It’s the best time of the baseball season. Having your team play in it is every fan’s greatest hope.

Mayor Don Hillman is fighting liver cancer.

Hillman, 72, has missed a few days of work and was not at the Oct. 6 Powell City Council meeting. But Hillman said he aims to regain his health and continue to serve as mayor.

Thumbs up to a report of a new “oil boom” in Wyoming.

Dan Coolidge, a Campbell County commissioner and third-generation oil and gas producer, told The Associated Press that term is being heard more and more, welcome news after more than 20 years of dropping oil production.

The Powell High School girls claimed third and the boys took fifth in the Powell Invitational cross country meet Thursday.

Head coach Cliff Boos said the only home meet of the year, held at the Powell Golf Club, went very well. It was run in near-perfect conditions, pleasant enough for the scores of fans who lined the course while still cool enough for the runners.

Wyoming’s 24/7 sobriety program will be rolled out in the next few days for the public to examine and comment on, according to an aide to Gov. Matt Mead.

They call it “The Hill.”

It’s a steep grade on a gravel road 7 miles north of Powell, just off Lane 3 as it winds out of Elk Basin Road. “The Hill” is where Powell cross country runners go to prepare for the toughest races at the end of the season.

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