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Mayor Don Hillman is fighting liver cancer.

Hillman, 72, has missed a few days of work and was not at the Oct. 6 Powell City Council meeting. But Hillman said he aims to regain his health and continue to serve as mayor.

Voters should keep Park County District Court Judge Steven Cranfill and Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters on their respectives benches, Wyoming attorneys say.

Though not widely known, two brothers are convinced the outlaw Earl Durand knocked off a grocery store in 1938, months before his worldwide journey to both infamy and notoriety.

The Panthers are thinking pink.

The Powell High School National Honor Society will be conducting a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation during the football game between Powell and Jackson Hole Friday night — and the gridders are taking part.

A Wyoming Game and Fish employee did everything right after mistaking a grizzly bear for a black bear during a 2013 hunting trip: he immediately notified authorities and fully cooperated with their investigation.

But Luke Ellsbury’s mistakes — killing a grizzly bear and firing at it from a spot too close to the North Fork Highway — resulted in more than $10,000 in financial penalties last week. The sentence was roughly in line with similar instances in Park County in recent years.

Wyoming’s 24/7 sobriety program will be rolled out in the next few days for the public to examine and comment on, according to an aide to Gov. Matt Mead.

With their edible inventory nearly depleted, Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes is asking the community to replete their stores.

“Our shelves are bare,” said said Cindy Balderas, Loaves and Fishes treasurer.

Bruin trapped in rural Park County subdivision late Tuesday   

A grizzly bear has been captured near the Eaglenest subdivision.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department received several tips last week about a black bear in the area, but they were unable to track it, said Luke Ellsbury, Game and Fish large carnivore biologist in Cody.

USFS wolf coordinator looks at differing views on the canine during lecture  

Although the future of wolves in Wyoming is uncertain due to the latest court rulings, the animal’s past and present were outlined by a federal official at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West last week.

The NextGen electronic medical records system in use at Powell Valley Healthcare still is causing headaches, and those headaches are likely to get worse before they get better.

While a team from NextGen has made some progress in correcting interface and other problems with the $2 million system purchased two years ago, significant difficulties remain.

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