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March 27, 2014 7:41 am

Planning for the worst

Law enforcement agencies simulate emergencies at old high school  

Powell’s old high school got one more use as a place of learning this month — though of an entirely different kind.

Law enforcement officers from the Powell Police Department, Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management used the soon-to-be-demolished school as a three-story training ground on March 12 and 19.

A former Northwest College employee who faced an investigation — an unfair one, she has said — into allegations she misused college funds has been appointed to the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Members of the Park County Republican Party narrowly decided not to censure a Cody state senator at their bi-annual convention.

A majority of the Republican convention delegates in attendance — 32 out of 58 — voted to reprimand state Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, for actions they say don’t reflect the party’s will. However, the resolution came up seven votes short because — given the extraordinary nature of the measure — party members had decided it would take a two-thirds majority to censure the seven-term senator.

March 20, 2014 7:38 am

Local GOP will meet Saturday

Effort to censure Sen. Coe will be discussed during the convention

Whether to shun a long-time Cody legislator will be one of the topics decided by members of the Park County Republican Party this weekend.

They deserved to bring a trophy home,” said Powell High School girls head basketball coach Scott McKenzie. “And they did it.”

The third-place hardware wasn’t the Class 3A title the Lady Panthers had hoped for, but it put a bronze bow on a successful 19-9 campaign.

A neurosurgeon who used to practice in Cody and Powell has been stripped of his medical license in connection with a Billings, Mont., man’s 2011 fatal overdose on prescribed painkillers.

The Wyoming Board of Medicine revoked John H. Schneider Jr.’s license on Wednesday after its two-year investigation concluded that Schneider’s continued practice of medicine posed a danger to the public.

All season long, coaches and media across Wyoming have favored the girls basketball teams from Class 3A’s eastern conference over those from the West. But at this weekend’s state tournament, it’s time for the players to have the final word.

March 11, 2014 7:51 am

Girls runners-up at regionals

The Powell High School’s girls basketball team met its primary goal at the Class 3A West Regional Tournament — earning a trip to the state tournament — but couldn’t quite get a regional championship.

The Lady Panthers (17-8) beat Jackson 50-35 on Thursday and trumped Star Valley 35-23 on Friday before falling in the finals to tournament-host Mountain View.

With a pair of wins at the regional tournament, the Powell High School girls and boys basketball teams each earned tickets to this week's Class 3A State Tournament in Casper.

On Saturday, the Lady Panthers settled  for Class 3A West's No. 2 seed after a 31-19 loss to regional champion (and tournament host) Mountain View. The Panther boys earned a trip to state with a 60-56 overtime win against Jackson, then ended up with the West's No. 4 seed by falling to Star Valley on Saturday evening, 54-42.

For the time being, law enforcement officials plan to hold onto a plane and nearly $260,000 in cash seized by Cody police last week.