Powell, WY


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Ilene Olson

Powell Valley Hospital was one of two Wyoming hospitals recognized last week by WYhealth during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Conference.

Tax will affect state, local governments and most employers, experts say

The “Cadillac tax” — a federal tax that will be imposed on employers who provide “exceptional” health insurance — raised the ire and concern of a legislative committee that met in Lovell last week.

Thumbs up to Northwest College being ranked No. 4 nationwide. WalletHub.com crunched data in four categories and 17 subcategories for 670 colleges, and NWC came out among the best. 

An investigation has determined two juveniles playing with fire caused Saturday’s Red Lakes Fire on the South Fork side of Cedar Mountain, Park County Fire Marshal Russ Wenke said Tuesday.

Northwest College is ranked No. 4 among the nation’s community colleges, according to a report from WalletHub.com, an online data service.

The report also ranks Wyoming third among the states for its community college system.

A new model of primary care is making family practice a more viable and attractive choice for doctors and medical students alike, and is making it easier for patients to get medical care, according to testimony Monday at a legislative committee meeting in Lovell.

Jim Vogt of Powell, an elected member of the Northwest College Board of Trustees, died Monday in a Billings hospital, where he had remained in intensive care since undergoing heart surgery on July 2.

So far this summer, we have been fortunate that only one wildfire, the 1,700-acre Sheep Creek Fire, has occurred in forests in northwest Wyoming. 

Volunteer clinic will continue to operate in Cody

After opening in Powell seven years ago, the Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic will close its Powell branch Oct. 31. 

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