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Tessa Baker

Proceeds help Powell man with medical costs after spinal cord injury

When Bob and Brenda Ruckman returned to their hometown of Powell in 2011, they had plans. They were going to build a new home on the Willwood and Bob was going to start a woodworking business.

It’s a good time to take a closer look at what you’re tossing in the trash.

Much of what is thrown away can be recycled — paper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, magazines and the list goes on. While it’s important to separate recyclables from trash, residents also must pay more attention to what they’re taking to the recycling center.

Unlike some shelters in the United States, the City of Powell/Moyer Animal Shelter cares for animals until they find a home. In some cases, it may take weeks, months or even years for a pet to be adopted.

The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park was temporarily closed Friday afternoon while crews remove an unexploded ordnance discovered on Sylvan Pass.

What began as a routine drive to work changed the course of Joel Johnson’s life.

“This ordinary day became a morning of twisted metal, broken glass, broken bones, blood and bruises,” his sister-in-law, Paula Cross, would later write in an online post.

Thumbs up to the start of the school year in Powell. Northwest College students returned to classes Monday, and students in Park County School District No. 1 followed suit on Wednesday.

For Powell Middle School students, the first day of school was especially exciting as they set foot in their brand-new building.

When a hiker and grizzly bear happened to cross paths on a recent summer day in Yellowstone, it was an encounter of the most tragic kind.

As part of the superhero-themed Summer Reading programs at local libraries, kids heard from real heroes in recent months. These aren’t the kind of superheroes who wear capes — instead, they can be seen in police uniforms, firefighting gear or even wetsuits, depending on the call. They’re the ones who immediately respond to local disasters and emergencies, whether it’s a fire, car crash, drowning, plane wreck or other accident.

Powell District remains in ‘excellent financial condition’

The Powell school district recently adopted a $25.9 million budget, covering everything from teachers’ salaries to technology to tuition for a group of students living in Yellowstone National Park.

Thumbs up to the new multi-use building at the Park County Fairgrounds.

County commissioners and fair leaders celebrated the facility with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon, and fairgoers are getting their first look at the new exhibit space this week.

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