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Tessa Schweigert

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.

Nearly 10 years ago, commercial airplanes became weapons in terrorist attacks, striking our nation at its core. As America reeled in the fearful and frantic hours of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta grounded all flights. In the days that followed, Mineta met with leaders in the White House and Congress to discuss our nation’s security and getting the airlines back up.

Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center opens this weekend

As the last train departed on Nov. 10, 1945, young LaDonna Zall quietly watched as Japanese-Americans walked away from the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp where they were confined as internees during World War II.

“It was snowing horizontally, as it does in Wyoming … they looked very cold, and there were soldiers in their long winter coats spaced along the way, their rifles on their shoulders, the bayonets shining in the gray daylight,” Zall recalled.

After several months of closed-door discussions, the Northwest College Board of Trustees barely agreed to extend a contract with President Paul Prestwich. Last week’s 4-3 vote means the board will begin to negotiate a contract with Prestwich to keep him at the college through at least June of 2013.

The split vote also means the college board doesn’t have complete confidence in the current president.

The Park County Fair parade rolled down Bent Street Saturday with dozens of floats, hundreds of spectators, airborne candy and old-time parade pageantry, celebrating the community at its best.

New changes, old-time favorites mark annual Park County Fair

Groomed goats will get their moment in the limelight. Jars of jam await the judges’ taste buds. Carnival rides are rolling into town.

It all means one thing: the annual Park County Fair is here.

As the Park County Fair begins this week featuring the annual traditions its known for — pig mud wrestling, the junior livestock sale, carnival rides, exhibits, performances and the demolition derby — some important elements are missing this year.

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