Powell, WY


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Tessa Schweigert

Differ on social issues, shared focus on economic development

All four candidates running to represent Powell in the Legislature are registered Republicans, but their political views cross the GOP gamut.

A week from today, voters will make important decisions to determine who our future leaders will be.

The primary election allows Republicans and Democrats to choose their candidates for the general election in November.

For swimmers, it’s been a disappointedly dry summer at the Powell Aquatic Center’s leisure pool.

For three weeks, the leisure pool has been closed while repairs continue on a bubbling liner.


Weekend pilgrimage explores important questions, history

August marks two significant anniversaries in Park County.

In the ongoing saga of managing winter use in Yellowstone National Park, the latest turn in a new direction is encouraging.

The proposed winter use plan allows for more public access and keeps Yellowstone’s East Entrance open during the winter.


Nostalgia runs deep at the Park County Fair. At the annual fair this week, you can count on longtime traditions — carnival rides, the demolition derby, the junior livestock sale, blue-ribbon worthy handiwork and plenty of fair food.

Fittingly, this year’s theme is “Where Traditions Remain and Memories Begin.”

Contract with Powell Golf Club approved for three months; council split on decision

The Powell City Council is extending its current contract with the Powell Golf Club for three months instead of a year, leaving future management of the city-owned golf course uncertain.

Always be cautious, double check details

When reading the blotters from the Powell Police Department and Park County Sheriff’s Office, certain types of reports recur each month. Complaints of barking dogs. Callers who see teens acting suspiciously. And, time and time again, reports of scams.

Sometimes the caller suspects a phone call or message may be a scam. Other times, it’s too late and a resident has unfortunately fallen for a fraudulent scheme.

While farmers in the Powell Valley work long days and prepare for the harvest, politicians in D.C. are working toward a long-term farm bill as a September deadline looms.

The current farm bill expires Sept. 30, and we’re hopeful Republicans and Democrats in Congress can reach a compromise before then.

For the fourth time in four years, the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director.

Since Kim Capron left in June 2008, the chamber has employed three different directors. Last week, Craig Kenyon, who was hired last summer, announced he is resigning from the post effective July 25.

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