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Tessa Baker

First Make-A-Wish Wyoming recipient was from Powell

As Powell students and residents gathered to raise an estimated $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Wyoming over the weekend, a local family was reminded of the first wish granted in the state 30 years ago.

day after Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake, Northwest College alumna Laurel Panday was hanging laundry on her roof when a powerful aftershock hit. She rushed into her home, where her 3-year-old daughter Nikita was watching a movie.

Grizzly bears are on the move once again, and the conversation about their status on the Endangered Species List also reawakened recently.

It’s a debate we often revisit in Wyoming: Should grizzlies receive federal protection?

For the first time in its 107-year existence, the Powell school district sent a payment to Montana for the education of students living in Yellowstone National Park.

With the arrival of longer and warmer days, many residents have started home improvement projects and yard work.

Restaurant owner interested in license for bowling alley

Can a businessman hold an interest in more than one liquor license in Powell?

That’s a question the Powell City Council will consider in coming weeks.

Question: What do you get when you take marshmallow Peeps, bread dough, a petri dish, chocolate and a variety of other objects and launch them into the atmosphere with a massive weather balloon?

Answer: A very unique class project.

Thumbs up to an open search process for the next University of Wyoming president.

UW President Dick McGinity plans to step down from the job next year, and the university will begin its search for a successor soon.

Many evergreen plants around the area look like Christmas trees kept until Easter: brown, dry and dead.

But that doesn’t mean the rust-colored conifer trees and shrubs have died or that they’re a lost cause. Plants that suffered winter damage may recover with proper care, according to local plant experts.

Twenty-five years after graduating from Powell High School, Jason Hillman is returning to the Powell school district as a principal.

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