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Tribune Staff

$1.3 million in stimulus funds to be used for project

Homesteader Park may undergo a major facelift soon.

The city of Powell is proceeding with plans to build a new rest area, picnic structures and walking paths and to renovate the park's east-end road system, landscaping, irrigation and parking lots.

“It's effectively a new park with a rest area included,” said Sean Christensen, Powell city engineer.

One year ago, the Powell Panthers made a spirited run up to the consolation championship at the 3A state basketball tournament in Casper. Months later, the memories and the trophy are about all that remain from that experience.

New head coach Mike Heny is one of three new members of the boys basketball coaching staff (along with Waleryan Wisniewski and Chase Kistler). He inherits a team that returns just two players who saw any varsity court time for the Panthers during the 2008-2009 campaign.

City of Cody, Forward Cody, ask for state money to build Eleutian headquarters

Eleutian Technology and Cody officials formally unveiled plans to relocate the tech company to a new, $3.73-million facility in Cody at a Tuesday press conference.

With $3 million of state aid sought by the City of Cody, the support of the economic development group Forward Cody and contributions from Eleutian, the plan is to construct a 10,000 square foot building on property between Big Horn and Cougar avenues near Cody Middle School. The facility would be leased to Eleutian Technology.

(Jan. 16, 1919-Oct. 17, 2009)

Alfred “Fred” Gabriele Camposan died Saturday, Oct. 17 at his home in Powell. He was 90.

(Oct. 2, 1931 - Oct. 10, 2009)

Anthony Joseph “Tony” Rodriguez, 78, died Oct. 10 at his home in Frannie.

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Junior swimmer Brittany Christensen swims a 20-minute distance test last week as the Powell Lady Panthers begin preparing for the season's competition. Christensen is one of 10 returning swimmers who swam at the state meet last year. The team opens at home against Greybull Friday and travels to Buffalo on Saturday. Tribune photo by Don Amend

Ten state qualifiers greeted new coach Luke Robertson when the Powell Lady Panther swimmers began practice last week.

(July 13, 2009 - Aug. 12, 2009)

Aliyah Marie Romero was born July 13, 2009 in Powell, the daughter of Katie VanLake and David Romero. She died, surrounded by family and loved ones, on Aug. 12 from Edward's Syndrome. Though she was only alive for a short time, she will be missed greatly.

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During a tour of the Powell Aquatic Center, councilmen and other city leaders met with construction crews to evaluate the facility's progress. From left, Floyd Young talks with Jake Thiel and Don Hillman as Mayor Scott Mangold and Nancy Ronto discuss the project. Tribune photo by Carla Wensky

Early 2010 opening slated for $9.2 million aquatic facility

With sunlight pouring through an open roof, city leaders toured the Powell Aquatic Center last week. They were welcomed by Sletten Construction crews, concrete vessels nearly ready for swimmers and good news: Construction is on track for an early 2010 opening.

(Sept. 6, 1921 – Aug. 6, 2009)

Andrew “Andy” Gifford died in his home on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Lovell. Andy was born on Sept. 6, 1921, the third child of Jesse James Gifford and Grace (Keele) Dalton, in Kane, Wyo. His family moved from Kane to Crystal Creek in 1925. Andy ranched at Crystal Creek until 2004.

(Sept. 16, 1931 - July 8, 2009)

Allen “Al” Stewart Bjelkevig of Powell died Wednesday, July 8 at St. Vincent's Healthcare in Billings, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

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