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Ilene Olson

Four girls who went over Mormon Dam while tubing on the Shoshone River on Wednesday are beat up and still experiencing pain from their injuries.

But it’s the emotional ones that have kept them awake at night and struggling during the day.

Candidates for two statewide elected positions — Wyoming superintendent of public instruction and Wyoming secretary of state — were in Cody on July 7 for a public debate that was not well attended.

That is unfortunate, because six candidates — three for each office — came from as far away as Cheyenne and Rock Springs to make sure we had a chance to hear their views on issues surrounding their candidacy and the offices they seek.

Family escapes after motor coach loses brakes, burns  

Cascading mechanical problems initially caused by hot brakes culminated in a fire that consumed a full-size motor coach east of Ten Sleep on July 3.

The fire started shortly after the out-of-control motor home, towing a Jeep, careened onto a runaway truck ramp off off U.S. Highway 16 in the Big Horn Mountains.

Teens taken to hospital after incident at dam on Shoshone River  

Four young women were injured Wednesday afternoon when they went over Mormon Dam during a floating trip down the Shoshone River.

At the scene, a tearful Chelsie Haire of Powell said her sisters, Joey and Jaclyn Haire, and two cousins from out of town, Melani and Kylie, all were injured, some more seriously than others.

Rate hikes made; employees volunteering to take furloughs  

In an effort to reverse a serious downward financial trend, the Powell Valley Healthcare Board directed PVHC Chief Executive Officer Bill Patten to find ways to reduce spending or increase revenue by a combined total of $2 million for the coming fiscal year.

Little Byron Brown has deep-blue eyes that mirror his pleasant disposition. But behind those beautiful eyes lurks a tumor that threatens the 21-month-old’s eyesight.

Fortunately, the tumor was found fairly early, and new medical technology makes it possible for his doctor, a specialist, to target chemotherapy directly to the tumor. There’s a good chance that Byron’s cancer will be cured.

Annual facility costs for Yellowstone Building are estimated at $30,000  

Northwest College’s draft budget for fiscal year 2014-15 shows state funding will make up nearly half of the college’s total revenue for the coming year.

The news last week that a reported child abduction attempt actually never took place was a welcome relief to the entire Powell community.

That was particularly true for parents who had worried about their children’s safety, and to law enforcement personnel who had searched diligently for the man whom two 12-year-old girls claimed tried to abduct them on May 28.

After giving birth earlier on an island in the North Fork of the Shoshone River, a cow moose began crossing the river for a bite to eat on Friday.

But near-disaster soon struck. Her calf got into deep water, panicked, turned into the fast-moving water and was swept away. Photographer J.L. “Woody” Wooden witnessed the incident.

$2.2 million loss this fiscal year as board mulls 2015 budget  

As they look toward a budget for the 2015 fiscal year, Powell Valley Healthcare board members know something has to change.

As of April 30, Powell Valley Healthcare had lost $2.2 million during the 2014 fiscal year, which ends June 30.