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September 16, 2014 7:36 am

Biggest campaign spenders see mixed success

Written by CJ Baker

Primary candidates spent more than $110,000 during races  

If money were all it took to win an election, Park County would have a couple different lawmakers, a new commissioner and another clerk.

But campaign finance reports filed after last month’s primary election show that spending the most money was no guarantee of success: the biggest spenders prevailed in only four of the eight races that were contested locally.

The contractor building a 40-plus mile pipeline north of Powell has broken several utility lines, prompting concern by Northwest Rural Water District, the potable water provider the contractor is building the line for.

An unusual number of utility lines are being damaged, said Dossie Overfield, Northwest manager.

September 16, 2014 7:23 am

PHS Homecoming events this week

The Powell Panthers football team will play its first home game of the season Friday night, the culmination of Homecoming week at Powell High School.

It will be the first time the team plays at Panther Stadium following the death of coach Jim Stringer. The defending three-time class 3A champions are undefeated in 3A play this season. The Panthers take on Riverton at 7 p.m. Friday.

A woman who says she was subjected to sexual contact by an on-duty Powell police officer three years ago has filed a lawsuit against the officer, who no longer works for the city, the Powell Police Department and the city of Powell.

The woman’s attorney filed a complaint Monday in Park County’s District Court. The woman has not publicly revealed her name and the Powell Tribune does not publish the name of victims or alleged victims.

The Powell school district’s old pool/auditorium property was worth more than a quarter million dollars, an auction determined Tuesday night.

It took just five minutes for the value to rise to $285,000. Four bidders quickly drove the price up nearly $150,000 from the opening bid of $136,000.

Washington, D.C., has been under attack twice in American history. Lynne Cheney lived through one and has written a book that takes a close look at the other.

Cheney, 73, is the wife of former Vice President and Wyoming Congressman Dick Cheney and the mother of Liz Cheney, who briefly sought the Republican nomination for the 2014 Senate race in the state.

September 09, 2014 7:37 am

Beet harvest starts as factory opens Monday

Written by Tom Lawrence

The sugar beet harvest is underway.

Mark Bjornestad, Western Sugar’s area field man, said the Lovell factory opened Monday and beets are being sliced. The harvest continues through the end of October, he said, and the factory will run 24 hours per day until all the beets are processed, generally in mid-February.