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Tessa Schweigert

Cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers need to brush up on safety tips

More bicyclists are taking to the road, thanks to warm weather, more hours of daylight, higher fuel costs and the end of the school year. Not to mention that it’s great exercise.
May is National Bike Month, a time to celebrate a form of transportation that’s good for you and the Earth and to recognize the many reasons to ride a bike.

Solutions still needed for nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service

Emblem, Byron, Deaver and Hyattville residents last week got the news they had hoped for: Their post offices will remain open.
Last week, the U.S. Postal Service backed off its plan to close 3,700 post offices across America, including more than three dozen in Wyoming.

Legislative House District 25 race wide open

After four years in the Wyoming Legislature, Rep. Dave Bonner, R-Powell, will step aside. Bonner publicly announced Monday that he will not seek re-election for the House District 25 seat.
“I just think it’s time to elect someone who, with the support of voters, has the years to build an effective base in the Legislature,” Bonner said.

The fatal shooting of an armed man by a Powell police officer in February left the Powell community reeling. Last week, residents received the answers and explanation they had waited for.
Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric’s review of the incident concluded that the Powell officer, Paul Sapp, was justified in shooting Nicholas A. Ungar on Feb. 9.

Dorothy and her Oz-bound cohorts will appear in Powell this weekend during the Powell High School production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
The evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the PHS Auditorium.

Department of Labor right to withdraw heavy-handed regulation proposals

Many growing up in Wyoming awake early to feed livestock, spend their first driving years behind a tractor wheel and faithfully set water to irrigate precious crops in our arid land.
It’s not just a summer or after-school job. It’s a way of life.

Electronic sign standards scrutinized, to be discussed again Monday night

Following a lengthy discussion about how to regulate electronic signs last week, Powell city councilmen decided to send a proposed ordinance change back to the drawing board.
Powell’s city code does not currently allow for flashing electronic signs, and the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission proposed an amendment outlining 10 conditions and standards to regulate electronic signs.

Following unexplained death of 4-year-old, family plans July fundraiser in her name

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, 4-year-old Kerrigan Richardson did not wake up.

“Our lives were forever changed,” wrote her parents, Brandon and Angela (Foulger) Richardson. “To this day, the cause of her death is still unknown.”

Residents need to start sorting trash, recycling

After much ado about garbage in Park County in recent years, positive solutions to local landfill problems are transpiring.

Aside from Cody, communities around the county all face the same problem: how to transport trash to Cody when their landfills inevitably close.

Mangold wants fresh thinking, ideas from new mayor

After serving eight years as Powell’s mayor, Scott Mangold will not seek a third term.

The mayor posted a message on the city’s website Monday announcing his decision.“In a town of 6,300, some other people might have new ideas,” Mangold said Wednesday. “It’s time for me to step aside and give the reins to someone else.”
Powell residents will elect their new mayor in November, and Mangold will complete his second term in December.

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