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Ilene Olson

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

During the fair, we celebrate decades-long traditions and relive some of our favorite memories.

Imagine my horror years ago when, while reading a story I had written up the day before, I saw the word Vermin instead of the name Vernon, which I had intended to write. 

A program that combined state matching money and private donations helped the Powell Medical Foundation build an endowment account totaling more than $700,000.

Nervously, Rosemary Reno looked around the room. Yes, everything was ready: Table set for company, memory books on the table, a bouquet of flowers on the counter.

It’s July, the height of the summer. While we’ve enjoyed a respite from the heat for a day or two, forecasts indicate this month will be another hot one.

wished my sister Valerie a happy birthday on April 28, as I have every year since she was born. For her past three birthdays, I’ve made that wish on Facebook rather than giving her a call, as I used to do. And, when I visited her page, I saw that several other people had posted birthday messages as well.

Northwest College is losing a combined 268 years of faculty and administrative experience as a result of 10 employee retirements this year. 

An additional 247 years of experience at the college was lost last year with the retirement of 11 more employees.

Thumbs up to the 100th annual Powell High School Alumni Reunion this weekend. This remarkable event is the result of a year of planning and organizing and much work by many people, and it wouldn’t be possible if there hadn’t been 99 annual reunions before it.

Thumbs up to the call by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and other senators from both sides of the aisle who asked Congress to take up the Marketplace Fairness Act issue this year.

We’re standing on the brink of a historic time in state government. 

After nearly two decades of talking, saving and planning, construction on the Wyoming Capitol Square project is expected to begin this fall. 

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