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Tom Lawrence

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.

Thumbs up to Powell students topping the statewide average on the annual Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, commonly known as PAWS.

But we also appreciate and admire Superintendent Kevin Mitchell for expressing the view that while he’s glad Powell’s kids are testing well, there are other, more important factors to consider.

GILLETTE — The Powell High School tennis season came to an end at the Class 3A State Tennis Tournament last weekend.

The Lady Panthers claimed seventh with 15 points. Central edged Campbell County 52-47 for the team title.

We’re on board with taking a good, long look at launching a transportation service in Park County.

After almost a year on the job, University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity is growing more comfortable in the role, he told the Powell Tribune Friday.

“I’m starting to,” he said. “It’s a steep learning curve.”

But McGinity said he also is increasingly aware of the many challenges that face him and other university and college officials.

The Powell Police Department is offered surplus military equipment on a regular basis.

So far, the answer is usually no, according to Police Chief Roy Eckerdt.

Thumbs up to the impressive turnout and strong signs of interest in the crowdfunding effort being launched in Powell.

Two days of workshops were held last week and a launch party was held at The Commons at Pond Park on Thursday. Around 80 people came, and not just for the good music, free food and beer, either.

Larry and Gloria Hedderman both feared they would never see each other alive again.

The Powell couple spent several hours Friday night and most of Saturday apart after a boating accident near the Horseshoe Bend Marina in Big Horn County. Gloria went into the water when their boat capsized in a sudden windstorm, and Larry had to scale the rocky cliffs nearby to find a perch for the night.

The second trailer to haul trash from Powell to Billings, Mont., was scheduled to arrive in August, but as October looms, it is still not here.

City Administrator Zane Logan said the trailer that the city ordered in May is not ready yet. There are problems with the “load cells,” electronic sensors that check the weight of the load, he said.

The Powell High School cross country teams ran in meets on back-to-back days this week, something veteran head coach Cliff Boos said was new to him.

“We’ve never had it before,” Boos said. “First time in all my years of coaching.”

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