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Tribune Staff

Coroner awaiting results of toxicology test

Powell police are investigating the death of a woman who died at a local residence early this week.

Powell dispatch received a 911 call at 8:30 a.m. Monday reporting an unresponsive female and a male with a possible broken leg at the house in the 300 block of N. Bent St.

DNA evidence places suspect in area

The shoeless Washington state teenager infamous for thefts of planes and automobiles across the United States has been tied to a summer burglary and auto theft in Cody.

On Tuesday, Cody Police were told that DNA recovered from a vehicle stolen in Cody on June 13 matched that of Colton Harris-Moore's, a.k.a. the “Barefoot Bandit,” said a release from the police department.


Scotty Jameson watches the ball sail toward home plate during championship game action for the 2010 regional runner-up Powell Pioneers. Tribune photo by Ben Wetzel

Ashland fights off Powell rally to win title

After successfully fighting off elimination in four consecutive games at the 2010 Northwest Class A regional tournament in Bozeman, Mont., the Powell Pioneers fell 12-9 to the Ashland, Ore., Pilots in the championship game.

It marked Powell's second loss of the tournament to the Oregon state champions.

Pioneers defeat Laurel in only meeting of the season

For two years, they've consistently been two of the top Class A American Legion programs in the region. For two years, the only place to see the Powell Pioneers and the Laurel Dodgers face off on a diamond has been at the Northwest regional tournament.

And just like last season, the Pioneers were able to register a victory over their Montana neighbors to stay alive in tournament action.

The Powell-rooted Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic is branching out this week as it opens a sister clinic in Cody.

Starting tonight (Thursday), patients in need will be able to receive quality medical care at the Cody branch of the volunteer clinic.

Based on a model that's thriving in Powell, the Cody volunteer clinic will treat residents whose income is below federal poverty guidelines and are underinsured or lack health-care insurance.

Both clinics fill a vital role in our communities by caring for neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members throughout the entire Big Horn Basin. Without the local volunteer clinics, hundreds of residents would go forgo disease-management care and wellness education. Those services help reduce costly emergency care and hospital stays.

The Powell volunteer clinic celebrated its second birthday last month, and under the umbrella of Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic, Cody's branch has a promising future.

The free clinic's opening comes at a unique time for longtime rivals Cody and Powell. Paying for medical facilities in the two cities has become a political issue this month as Park County voters will decide in Tuesday's primary election whether to fund a $14.2 million tax for Cody's West Park Hospital.

Many Powell voters have voiced opposition to the 1-cent sales tax, saying a Cody project shouldn't be funded through a countywide sales tax. Supporters of the measure respond that it's not about Cody versus Powell — it's about a hospital in need.

Whether the tax passes or fails on Tuesday, we hope the issue doesn't deepen the divide between the two communities.

The new Cody volunteer clinic exemplifies the spirit of the Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic — neighbors caring for neighbors.

The clinic is the fruit of Powell and Cody medical professionals and various volunteers partnering for the common good by helping Park County residents who need it most.

(Jan. 24, 1934 - Aug. 8, 2010)

Clara Mae Wall, a former Thermopolis resident, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the Billings Health and Rehabilitation Community. She was 76.

(June 16, 1955 - Aug. 9, 2010)

David E. Allen died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at his home in Powell. He was 55.

(Oct. 25, 1950 - Aug. 9, 2010)

Rebecca “Becky” Jeanne Tomlinson Horton, of Greybull, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. She was 59.

(Dec. 7, 1919 - Aug. 12, 2010)

Wilma Marie LaFollette died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Powell Valley Care Center in Powell. She was 90.


Hot air balloon flights went smoothly early Friday morning at the Wild West Balloon Festival in Cody, except for a minor speed bump when one balloon hit a powerline (no injuries occurred). Tribune photo by Kevin Kinzley

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