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Tessa Schweigert

Culture changing, but enforcement needs to continue

If you’re under 21, buying alcohol in Powell is not as easy as it once was.

And that’s a good thing.

Curbside Recycling in charge of commercial cardboard collection

Being in the business of reusing and salvaging, it’s only fitting that Powell Valley Recycling is repurposing an older building into a new center to fit its needs. Reconstruction of the former Park County road and bridge shop is under way, and after some delays, the recycling center is on track to open in its new location this month.

Any family who has lost a pet knows the heartache that follows as you search and hope for its safe return home.

In a sad and aggravating situation that unfolded recently, that heartache deepened when a lost dog was found — but not returned.

Call it the ripple effect. Now into its second year of operations and with an anticipated budget deficit of roughly $275,000, the Powell Aquatic Center is raising its annual membership rate fees, but daily swimming rates will remain the same.

You know the unexpected joy that comes from discovering a $20 bill tucked away in the pocket of a coat from last winter? Imagine finding out about hundreds of millions of dollars you didn’t expect.

Innovative methods applauded in fight against lake trout

Deep in the waters of Yellowstone Lake lurk thousands of trout that threaten the fragile ecosystem of America’s beloved first national park.

Non-native lake trout prey on cutthroat trout native to Yellowstone Lake, but it’s not simply a case of big fish versus little fish — much more is at stake.

When a Powell resident gets a knock on the door, they can pretty easily distinguish between a local Girl Scout selling cookies and a traveling salesman hawking vacuums. But making that distinction under the law is a lot tougher.

Concerned that proposed regulations on door-to-door sales would also burden local nonprofit groups, the Powell City Council voted unanimously last week to table an ordinance dealing with solicitors, peddlers and transient merchants.

Approaching the 10th anniversary of 9/11, much has been written, observed and spoken about the September morning that forever changed America.

Though Powell is far removed in distance from the East Coast, residents here closely experienced the impact, tragedy and magnitude of what unfolded on that sunny, crisp September morning.

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Door-to-door salesman.

Door-to-door salesman who?

Well, there are a few ways to answer that question: solicitor, peddler or transient merchant. Key differences separate the three, and the city of Powell may change how it regulates, licenses and defines them.

The Bureau of Land Management is working to adopt a Resource Management Plan to determine how millions of acres of public land in the Big Horn Basin will be managed over the next 20 years.

Crafting a plan of this magnitude has required years of work, discussions, meetings, comments and debate. The lengthy process resulted in a 1,800-page draft, but before a final plan is reached, residents still have an opportunity to comment.

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