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Ilene Olson

This is the last full week in July, and in Powell, that means one thing: It’s time for the Park County Fair.

People from all around will be in town to take rides at the carnival, see the entries and attend grandstand events.

July 16, 2013 8:05 am

A bear up there

Black bear found in tree near Powell tranquilized, moved to South Fork area

A report of a black bear in a tree near Powell Thursday morning brought first responders and groups of onlookers.

July 11, 2013 1:49 pm

Bear visits Powell, draws crowd

A black bear in a tree east of the Park County Annex building Thursday morning prompted a gathering of law enforcement and Wyoming Game & Fish officers as well as several onlookers.

After a long dry spell, the dam seems to have broken for doctor recruitment at Powell Valley Healthcare.

 

As local and state governments headed into fiscal year 2014 on Monday, they all had at least one thing in common: budget cuts.

The state of Wyoming, Park County, the cities of Powell and Cody, Park County School District No. 1 and Northwest College all had to trim expenses during the past few months as revenue estimates continued to remain lower than previous levels. Now, they are challenged with providing the same services — or as close to the same as possible — with less money.

Two grizzly encounters by locals in as many weeks — an attack on a man irrigating on the South Fork last week and a near-miss in a Forest Service campground on the North Fork June 6 — underscore the increasing need to be bear aware as the grizzly population continues to grow.

College board considers mandatory attendance to resolve problem

Writing off nearly $203,000 in students’ bad debts didn’t sit well with the Northwest College Board of Trustees earlier this month, especially when trustees learned much of that debt could be avoided by taking attendance.

As he begins his last month in office, Northwest College President Paul Prestwich looks back fondly on his five years at the helm of the college.

A veterans memorial west of Powell once again is a shining recognition for military members of our community who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

New policy also encourages students to complete associate degrees

Every now and then, something comes along that makes so much sense that you wonder why no one thought of it sooner.