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Tom Lawrence

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.

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.

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