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Don Cogger

Board approves another $100K to complete damage assessment of Cody Hall

What started as routine maintenance on one of Northwest College’s residence halls quickly turned south earlier this summer, with the discovery of enough water damage to necessitate closing Cody Hall for the 2017-18 school year.

The Park County Fairgrounds looked and sounded like a scene out of the old West over the weekend, as mounted shooters from around the region competed in the 5th Annual Battle in the Basin CMSA Wyoming State Championship.

For Thomases of Deaver, mounted shooting a family affair

For 16-year-old Dacean Thomas, June 26, 2016, is a day she can’t quite remember.

‘Hell is Empty’ explores good v. evil, with a little Dante thrown in

Since moving to Wyoming in December, I’ve worked my way through the first 10 novels in the “Longmire” series (when in Rome, right?). While they’ve all been entertaining reads, “Hell is Empty,” has resonated with me the most; I’ve always been a sucker for a good fugitive story. With this novel, Ucross resident Craig Johnson takes a time-honored premise and turns it on its ear, giving it a unique feel not typically found in a run-of-the-mill crime thriller.

Crews use helicopter to install new AC units in Trapper Gym

Bystanders on the Northwest College campus and residents of surrounding neighborhoods were treated to an unfamiliar sight Tuesday morning: a Bell UH-1 helicopter, commonly known as a “Huey,” landing in the parking lot of the Johnson Fitness Center.

Veteran newsman spends day here for upcoming feature

When veteran newsman Tom Brokaw decided to do a story on President Donald Trump’s first six months in office, he knew exactly where he wanted to start: Powell, Wyoming.

Lease dispute leads to shutdown of radio tower

Tuning into your favorite program on KNWT 89.1 Trapper Radio may prove to be a challenge for the foreseeable future, as a dispute over a lease has put Northwest College’s campus radio station off the air.

Chart-topping band to headline Park County Fair

It’s a journey that’s spanned a quarter-century, from cutting their teeth in Texas honky tonks in the early years to headlining sold-out arenas around the globe, playing just about every venue in between.

WYDOT to close bridge for repairs beginning July 31

The bridge that spans Garland Canal on Bent Street, just south of Coulter Avenue, will be closed for repairs beginning July 31 and running into mid-September. That’s so the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Bridge Department can rehabilitate the deck of the bridge, said City of Powell Streets Superintendent Gary Butts.

A chunk of vacant land north of Powell has been formally incorporated into the city by the Powell City Council, helping set the stage for future development.

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