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An anonymous bomb threat disrupted some schools and government facilities across the state on Thursday, including Northwest College.

New year, new technology

Powell Elementary school students using new iPads, laptops this school year

From kindergarteners to seniors, all Powell students have their own electronic device this school year.

Storm dampens northern Big Horn Basin area

A rainstorm over Friday and the weekend dropped 0.9 to 1.25 inches of rain on Powell and larger amounts in the surrounding area.

The headlines vary widely.

On one hand, the 2016 sugar beet crop in the Lovell factory district of Western Sugar Cooperative is on track to post another strong showing. Officials look for a yield averaging 28.9 tons to the acre, with sugar content of 17.5 percent.

Nearly gone, but not forgotten

Steam tractors still amaze people who see them

Steam-engine tractors had a relatively short lifespan in terms of the length of time they were in use on American farms. But steam engines still live on in farm lore and in the hearts of many people who make their living off the land.

Gallaghers’ amazing corn maze

Corn everywhere. Nothing but ginormous corn. Tassels point at the sky like silky beacons too ill-disposed to point out egress. And that’s only the kiddie maze.

Though it isn’t spooky, those who enter the corny labyrinth best keep their wits about them.

Northwest College closed its campus and canceled all classes and events for today (Thursday) after someone sent an email that threatened government buildings across the state.

Officially, the USS Park County was named for all three Park Counties in America: One each in Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.

Not only is bear spray good at warding off grizzlies, it’s also terribly effective at ruining hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, a Cody store’s owners learned last week.

NWC arranges outdoor management class

It may have been an interesting “A” for Northwest College students enrolled in the Ballinger Natural Resource Management Class, which took place under rustling pines and unspoiled skies on Saturday.

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