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Three fair board members resign

County fair director let go ahead of schedule

The Park County Fair recently got a new leader and now, it’s getting a mostly brand-new board, too.

Because a number of bears are frequenting the area, The Nature Conservancy has temporarily closed the Heart Mountain hiking trail for the sake of public safety.

Grizzly and black bears are in the area, but the biggest concern is grizzlies, said Brian Peters, who manages Heart Mountain Ranch with his wife, Carrie.

After much anticipation, renovation of the house that will serve as Northwest College’s Intercultural Center is complete, and the center will begin operating this fall.

NWC astronomy students offer an up-close look at the night sky

The sliding roof on the Northwest College Observatory will be rolled back Tuesday, April 21, to let Big Horn Basin residents get a closer look at the night sky.

Process to hire permanent CEO expected to take about six months

An interim chief executive officer has taken the helm at Powell Valley Healthcare. Thursday was former CEO Bill Patten’s last day.

Powell’s ground isn’t parched, but it is a mite thirsty.

Rain and snow have been scant so far this year as May — historically the heaviest precipitation month — nears. 

Many evergreen plants around the area look like Christmas trees kept until Easter: brown, dry and dead.

But that doesn’t mean the rust-colored conifer trees and shrubs have died or that they’re a lost cause. Plants that suffered winter damage may recover with proper care, according to local plant experts.

The problem of trailer parking obscuring traffic in Powell will be addressed by the city.

The Powell City Council will draft an ordinance on trailer parking, it decided during its meeting Monday night.

rural Powell man is facing two counts of aggravated assault in connection with allegations that he severely battered his wife one night last month.

proposed $1.7 million in sewer and water systems work was discussed during Monday night’s Powell City Council meeting.

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