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Shoshone overrun with silt

River turbidity increase to repair Willwood Dam muddies waters, kills fish

Water the color of greasy gypsum thick with silt from above the Willwood Dam has killed fish and spawned an investigation by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Absaroka Street is the main travel artery out of Powell to the north, and its narrow width is going to have to be remedied some day, Mayor Don Hillman told the Powell Rotary Club last week.

Wanting the gray wolf to be turned over to state management as soon as possible, Park County commissioners are calling on Congress to do an end-run around the judges and environmental groups that might stand in the way.

Twenty years of Yellowstone wolves

Yellowstone: the best place in the world to see wolves,” said Doug Smith.

Smith, senior wildlife biologist in Yellowstone National Park, discussed reintroduction and social tolerance of wolves at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West last week.

A routine stop at a Ralston railroad crossing went awry earlier this year when a semi-truck slammed into the back of a school bus.

For the first time in more than 20 years, both transformers at the City of Powell’s electrical substation were tripped simultaneously this morning.

A squirrel is to blame.

Write-in candidates needed in election

Four seats on the Powell Hospital District Board are up for election this year, and four candidates filed for election to the board.

Food drive slated for Wednesday in Powell

Rural drop-off points added this year

With winter and the holidays ahead, shelves need to be replenished at Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes.

Longtime deputy attorney leaves Park County

You wouldn’t know from the humble way he tells it, but in his 14 years as a deputy Park County attorney, Jim Davis worked on some of the most contentious legal issues in the county.

Hands-on with hearts

Middle school students explore inner-workings of heart

Seventh-grade students turned surgeons honed their mastery of hearts during science class at Powell Middle School last week.

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