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Tribune Staff

(May 3, 1941 - May 10, 2010)

Peter “Pete” Ravnholdt Rudd, 69, died in his sleep at his home in Cody on May 10, 2010.

(May 3, 1911 - May 15, 2010)

Bertha (Thompson) Krog, 99, died May 15, 2010, at Powell Valley Care Center.

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The big bad wolf attempts to draw Little Red Riding Hood from the path during the first act of “Into the Woods” at the Powell High School Auditorium last week. Northwest College student Mitch Sleep (left) and PHS senior Kourtnie Rodgers joined other NWC and PHS students, along with community members, to present three performances of the Stephen Sondheim musical. PHS drama teacher Bob Hunt and NWC music professor Jan Kliewer directed the production. Tribune photo by Carla Wensky

Regional partnership discussed

A national consulting firm has recommended restructuring Powell's economic development organization.

Craig Glogowski of National Community Development Services, an Atlanta, Ga.-based consulting firm, presented the recommendations to members of the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Powell Valley Economic Development Alliance Monday. The recommendations were based on a study by NCDS conducted over the past year that included interviews, a small group development session, discussions with other stakeholders in the Powell area economy and government officials.

If you're planning to seeking a federal, state, county or municipal office this election season, now's the time to make yourself known.

The filing period for candidates seeking to be on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot opens today (Thursday) and continues through May 28.

Levi Anderson will address Powell High School Commencement this year as valedictorian of the Class of 2010. Classmate Drayson Bratt has been named the salutatorian.

The two seniors, both of whom have earned 4.0 grade-point averages, were selected on the basis of their ACT scores.
Anderson is the son of Ken and Bonnie Anderson of Powell. In addition to his academic success, Anderson has competed for PHS tennis, soccer and cross country.

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Auston Carter was named the male athlete of the year for the 2009-2010 academic year at Powell High School. Tribune file photo

‘Never let your fears be the boundaries of your dreams'

Powell High School athletes were honored Monday at the school's annual athletic awards night.

Guest speaker Ron Laird, Wyoming High School Activities Association director and former PHS coach, addressed the gathering, and expressed his appreciation for Powell's quality athletic programs and the community's support of them through the Powell Athletic Roundtable. He complimented PHS athletes for their efforts and challenged them to be role models for their fellow students and younger kids. He closed by encouraging students to dream of success and not be afraid to fail in pursuit of those dreams.

PHS track teams head to 3A West regionals

The Powell High School track teams head to Jackson this Friday and Saturday for 3A West regional track competition. For the Panthers' automatic qualifiers, the meet represents a tune-up for the state meet in Casper.

For the rest of the squad, the regional meet is one last chance to earn a spot on the Kelly Walsh track when 3A state competition begins on May 20.

Cody golfer the first since 2002 to advance

University of Wyoming junior Gabe Maier, a native of Cody, received an individual bid to the NCAA West Regional golf tournament in Bremerton, Wash., on Monday. Maier is the first UW golfer to advance to regional competition since 2002 and only the fifth golfer in school history to receive such an opportunity.

The tournament takes place May 20-22 with the top performers advancing to the NCAA championships.

Maier joins Dave McCleave (1990), Pat Fry (1995), David Hearn (1999-2001) and Mike Urbatchka (2002) as the only Cowboy golfers to qualify for a regional event. The 1992 UW team remains the only golf team in school history to advance to regional competition.

Maier currently holds a 71.7 stroke average for the season, fourth-best among Mountain West Conference golfers. He owns four top-10 finishes and three top-five appearances this year. His season highlight was winning the 92-man UW Desert Intercollegiate last fall.

Maier is currently ranked No. 81 in the national GolfStat Cup rankings. His short game has received the No. 14 national rank by GolfStat's statistical breakdown.

“We are all very excited for Gabe, as he is very deserving of this opportunity,” said UW director of golf Joe Jensen. “Gabe has played really well this season and it is great to have him recognized on a national level. He earned this opportunity with his tremendous work ethic. We will prepare hard for this event and go out there to compete for a chance of going to the national tournament.”

The West Region tournament will be held on the Gold Mountain Golf Club's Olympic course, future host of the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur championships. The 18-hole layout plays to a maximum yardage of 7,104 yards and a par of 72.

Boys take Broncs to O.T.

Powell High School wrapped up the soccer regular season last Thursday, getting swept by Cody in both boys' and girls' action. The Panther girls fell by a 4-0 final count. Powell's boys dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision in overtime.

“I couldn't be more proud of the way we played,” said Pat D'Alessandro, whose team kept the defending state champions off the scoreboard until fewer than three minutes remained. “You'd like to win the game after putting that much energy into it, but I can't fault anyone for the energy they gave.”

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