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Tessa Baker

As superintendent of the Powell school district, Kevin Mitchell has made countless decisions, attended hundreds of meetings and kept a single focus: Doing what’s best for students.

The Powell school district recently tweaked its agreement with Montana to continue paying for the education of students living in Yellowstone National Park. Though the students in Mammoth Hot Springs will likely never set foot in a Powell school, they are part of Park County School District No. 1.

The orphan lamb had taken a turn for the worse — until a mama dog came to its rescue.

Oakley, a miniature Australian shepherd, had noticed the little lamb was not doing very well.

Eyewitness accounts sought for investigation

A motorcycle crash closed U.S. Highway 14-A for more than 30 minutes on Tuesday morning. While traffic was stopped, a helicopter landed on the highway between Powell and Cody and evacuated the injured motorcyclist.

Support local shelters, spay/neuter your pets

Wyoming has far more animals than humans. In fact, cattle alone outnumber people by 2-to-1 in the Cowboy State.

It’s been a wild week for weather in Wyoming.

As rivers reached flood stages and snow fell in the mountains, tornadoes touched down Monday in several areas, including near Cody, Burlington and Worland.

As kids spend carefree hours at the playground, set up lemonade stands and ride their bicycles, it’s easy to have a romanticized view of summertime in our small town. Yes, in many ways, Powell is a safe community, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to terrible crimes.

Teacher captures photo of ‘posing’ bear cubs

When a school bus full of Powell fifth-graders recently drove through Chief Joseph Pass, two bear cubs paused to watch, resting their paws on the guardrail.

Local prevention employees losing jobs due to budget cuts

It’s well known that Wyoming’s budget cuts significantly affected community colleges and K-12 education. But did you know that suicide prevention funding also took a major hit?

Friends to walk from Cody to Cheyenne to raise awareness for suicide prevention

As she prepares to walk more than 400 miles across the vast open spaces of Wyoming, Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth knows it won’t be easy.

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