Powell, WY


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Ilene Olson

A proposed community health center in Powell got its first breath of life Thursday with the approval of a $234,900 grant to help get it started.

Drivers, be alert: Students head back to classrooms in Powell on Wednesday, the first day of the 2013-14 academic year for Park County School District No. 1.

Buses are running, and some students will be walking to and from school.

This is an appropriate time to celebrate the people who turn our community and the northern Big Horn Basin green each year. We take our hats off and give a hearty thumbs up to the following people:

Improving economy could be contributing to the decline

Projected enrollment numbers at Northwest College for the start of the 2013-14 school year continue to be lower than last year’s figures.

Sean Fox, NWC vice president for student affairs, said the student headcount for the fall 2013 semester is down 4.7 percent as of last week compared to last fall. Full-time equivalent numbers were slightly better, down only 4.2 percent.

With last week’s turn of the calendar page, we’re now in the final month of summer vacation. It’s hard to believe nearly two-thirds of the summer has passed.

Firefighters escape without injuries after fire fuels building blaze

A fire in Byron Sunday afternoon destroyed the building that housed the Nepeco Co. office and shop, leaving a twisted metal skeleton with a shell of scorched steel siding.

This is the last full week in July, and in Powell, that means one thing: It’s time for the Park County Fair.

People from all around will be in town to take rides at the carnival, see the entries and attend grandstand events.

Black bear found in tree near Powell tranquilized, moved to South Fork area

A report of a black bear in a tree near Powell Thursday morning brought first responders and groups of onlookers.

A black bear in a tree east of the Park County Annex building Thursday morning prompted a gathering of law enforcement and Wyoming Game & Fish officers as well as several onlookers.

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