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Tessa Baker

When Jay Curtis applied to be superintendent of the Powell school district, he said it would be his “dream job.”

The Powell school board unanimously voted Thursday evening to hire Jay Curtis as the next superintendent of Park County School District No. 1.

Should guns be allowed in the Wapiti school — or any K-12 school in Wyoming?

When many of us hear details about a $400 million deficit, mill levy increases and the Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account, our eyes start to glaze over.

And then there were three.

In the search for a new superintendent to lead Park County School District No. 1, Jay Curtis of Meeteetse, Mike Hamel of Laramie and Curtis Finch of Big Rapids, Michigan, were selected as the three finalists from a pool of 18 applicants.

Lawmakers work on $400 million deficit

As lawmakers grapple with how to fund K-12 education in Wyoming — which faces a roughly $400 million annual shortfall — budget cuts are inevitable.

A new hotel is on the horizon, and with it comes potential for more economic growth in Powell.

Photo reaches more than 400,000 on Facebook

It looked like a scene from Old MacDonald’s farm instead of a McDonald’s drive-thru.

In the search for a new superintendent to lead Powell schools, the bar is set “very, very high.”

Those are the words of Brian Farmer, executive director of the Wyoming School Boards Association, who is helping Park County School District No. 1 as it replaces outgoing Superintendent Kevin Mitchell.

And so a new year begins.

After 2016 — which was a rough one by many accounts — there’s reason to hope this new year will be better than the last.

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