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Tom Lawrence

For second season in a row, team comes out of early slumber with tourney title

It worked once, so why not a repeat?

A heads up — a small change of pace for this spot — for all local residents who have shopped at, invested in or care about The Powell Mercantile.

The Merc has served this community since 2003 but it may be on its last legs. The Merc board has voted unanimously to shut it down, citing a lack of support that has resulted in declining sales.

Zane Bushnell said he felt pretty good, for an “old man.”

The 21-year-old didn’t look much like a senior citizen, but that was a term he and other Powell High School alumni used before, during and after a game against the Panther boys basketball teams on Dec. 30.

Daile Lin Pascoe had a laugh that her friends can still hear echo down the halls of Powell High School.

The Powell Mercantile Board of Directors is recommending the community-owned business close its doors.

A meeting to determine the fate of The Merc, which opened in 2003, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the downtown store at 235 N. Bent St.

Simpson ‘thrilled’ by Wyoming senator’s chance to lead committee

Sen. Mike Enzi will do an excellent job as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, predicts the man Enzi replaced in the Senate 18 years ago.

A new year brings fresh challenges to the state of Wyoming, Park County and the city of Powell.

There will also be opportunities to positively impact the state, county and city, and the people who reside in them. Here’s our take on what lies ahead in the next 12 months.

So what will we take away from 2014?

As the last sands of the year slip through the hourglass, looking back at the past 12 months offers a reminder of what happened — and what didn’t.

PHS boys fall to 1-4 after losing games Friday and Saturday

The Sheridan 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer seemed to be a fluke.

Sally Montoya, who has served the Powell community for 65 years, will be honored at 2 p.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory in Powell.

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