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CJ Baker

Recent limits to stay in place for coming season

Yellowstone National Park officials say the public had valid criticisms of its proposed plan for winter use in the park, and they’re taking more time to address those flaws in the plan.

“The public comment period did exactly what we hope a public comment period would do in a process like this,” Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk said in a conference call with reporters last week.

After 30 years of service to the city of Powell, Police Chief Tim Feathers is calling it a career.

Feathers formally submitted his retirement notice to the city on Thursday. It will be effective Dec. 31.

For the first time in years, the Powell High School boys tennis team broke through for a fourth-place finish and a trophy at the state tournament in Gillette.

“We had an awesome state meet, especially on the boys side,” said PHS coach Ray Bieber, adding that many of the girls improved on their play from regionals.

When most high school athletes gather for a state tournament, they’re sorted into different classes based on their cities’ population — 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A.

Not so in tennis, where everyone is lumped into one egalitarian fracas.

Shutting down parts of the Meeteetse, Clark and Powell landfills is going to be a multimillion dollar expense and Park County commissioners are hoping to get some help from the state of Wyoming.

Boys golf team wins first ever state title

The boys golf team picked an excellent time to win their first tournament of the season, seizing the Class 3A State title for the first time in Powell High School history.

The Panthers played some of their best golf on Saturday to turn a five-shot deficit into a 12-shot victory at Rawlins’ Rochelle Ranch Golf Course on Saturday.

PHS fourth overall, girls seventh

Powell High School’s Marshall McArthur and Justin Lynn avenged two earlier losses to Cody to win the weekend’s North Region Tennis tournament at No. 2 doubles.

Park County commissioners have at least temporarily stopped a plan to lower the starting wages of new deputies in the Park County Sheriff’s Office after Sheriff Scott Steward expressed concern the move would worsen turnover.

After tallying 144 holes of golf last weekend from each of the boys teams, only nine strokes separated first place from third at the Class 3A West high school conference tournament in Star Valley.

Powell High School Head Coach Troy Hildebrand expects a similar leaderboard traffic jam — for both the boys and girls — at the Class 3A State Tournament in Rawlins on Friday and Saturday.

Yellowstone National Park enthusiasts could get an extra couple weeks in the fall and spring to drive into the park’s Northeast Entrance under a proposal being considered by Park County commissioners here and in Montana.

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