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Ilene Olson

January 08, 2013 8:55 am

Back in session

Wyoming Legislature begins in Cheyenne

The Wyoming Legislature kicks off today (Tuesday), and local lawmakers are boning up on issues ranging from education reform, to fuel taxes for highway funding, to Wyoming’s response to the federal Affordable Care Act, to state agency budget cuts.

The new year begins with a jump start at Powell Valley Healthcare as leaders move from “reactionary” measures toward more visionary ones.

December 27, 2012 8:42 am

NWC board names finalists

UW board continues to keep them secret

The Northwest College Board is to be commended for releasing on Friday the names of the three finalists vying to replace NWC President Paul Prestwich, who will resign in June.

Students still pay for maximum of 12 credit hours

Wyoming students attending community colleges in the state will pay $4 more per credit hour in tuition next year, but any credits they take beyond a 12-credit hour cap will continue to be free of tuition.

Northwest College will bring three candidates to campus in January as the search for a new president nears completion.

December 18, 2012 9:01 am

EDITORIAL: Making holidays happier

Recent events in the nation and closer to home provide tragic reminders that the holidays, while cherished by many, are not happy for everyone.

People nationwide are shocked and are mourning alongside the families of the children and adults who were killed in the Connecticut school shooting last week. Though far removed by distance, our thoughts, prayers and emotions are tied to those who are grieving and hurting, especially at this time of year. 

After tossing the idea around informally for two years, a group of Powell residents has organized formally to consider establishing a federally funded Community Health Center here. A Community Health Center would provide access to medical, dental and mental healthcare on a sliding-fee scale.

November 29, 2012 9:05 am

EDITORIAL: Wolves back in court

Once again, wolf management in Wyoming is the subject of lawsuits in federal courts.

Environmental groups filed two lawsuits this month challenging Wyoming’s management of wolves and asking for wolves to be designated as endangered.

Today (Friday) begins the mad rush we call the Christmas shopping season.

Black Friday marks the kickoff of the season, with many beginning their search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones at the perfect price.

Two statewide events this fall recognize the increasing importance of broadband Internet access and technology for economic development and for improved employment and quality of life.