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Tom Lawrence

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.

Golf pro Doug Conner retained; board looks to manage operations

Gary Shampeny is out as Powell Golf Course’s general manager.

The WYOld West Brewing Company is brewing up success as it prepares to open its doors.

PHS wins in a walk but then is blown out twice during opening weekend

It was the best of games, it was the worst of games.

The Merc may be experiencing its final Christmas.

The downtown Powell clothing store has seen sales slide dramatically this year and traffic is down, according to a board member. A shareholders meeting will take place in early January, according to board member Diane DeLozier, and a decision to remain open or to close the store may be made then.

In 2000, Powell rallied to improve local retail shopping.

More than 500 people invested in The Powell Mercantile, together raising more than $400,000 to open a clothing store in downtown. The Merc, as everyone calls it, became both an outlet for people to buy clothing, shoes and other items, and a point of pride that has been hailed nationally as an example of what a community can do.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis sat quietly for most of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

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