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Tremendous outpouring of support for late football coach and his family  

The Powell Panthers football team has enjoyed two straight undefeated seasons, but it was dealt an unimaginable loss Friday morning.

Panthers football coach and PHS teacher Jim Stringer died from an apparent pulmonary cardiac arrest suffered around 11:05 a.m. at his home on Lane 9 1/2 in rural Powell. Stringer was taken by ambulance to Powell Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Park County Coroner Tim Power. Stringer was 44.

Six of the eight Republican candidates for the Park County Commission sparred at a forum in Cody last week, with their views on federal lands emerging as a topic of contention.

Each made their pitches to voters during the July 15 forum hosted by the Park County Republican Women.

Sugar beets, barley, sunflowers and beans. You’d expect those crops to be grown at the University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station farm a mile north of Powell.

But grapes, spinach, corn, tomatoes and lettuce?

Powell High School football coach Jim Stringer died suddenly Friday morning.

Stringer suffered an apparent pulmonary cardiac arrest at his home on Lane 9 1/2 in rural Powell, said Park County Coroner Tim Power. Emergency responders were called around 11:05 a.m. and Stringer was taken by ambulance to Powell Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Power said.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is in the midst of its 42nd season of providing free professional theatrical productions throughout Montana and four neighboring states. MSIP will produce two of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays: “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet.” The summer season, which began June 18 with eight performances in Bozeman, Mont., hit the road on June 30 and will include 75 performances in 61 communities prior to its conclusion on Sept. 7.

A mudslide east of Pahaska Tepee closed the road to Yellowstone National Park’s East Gate for hours Tuesday afternoon and night.

Heavy rain and hail triggered the slide just east of Eagle Creek Campground on U.S. 14-16-20.

Board of Trustees approve $32 million for fiscal year 

Following a public hearing with no comments from the public, the Northwest College Board of Trustees on Monday approved the college’s budget for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1.