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Tom Lawrence

Sally Montoya, who has served the Powell community for 65 years, will be honored at 2 p.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory in Powell.

The Powell Council for Community Services is hosting the celebration and Mayor Don Hillman will present a city proclamation honoring Montoya. Tuesday, Dec. 23, will be Sally Montoya Day in Powell.

Montoya, 84, leads the Christmas Basket program that provides food and toys for needy families. She has helped her community through church activities, as a Girl Scout leader and in many other ways, said Dave Blevins, chairman of the Powell Council for Community Services.

Golf pro Doug Conner retained; board looks to manage operations

Gary Shampeny is out as Powell Golf Course’s general manager.

The WYOld West Brewing Company is brewing up success as it prepares to open its doors.

PHS wins in a walk but then is blown out twice during opening weekend

It was the best of games, it was the worst of games.

The Merc may be experiencing its final Christmas.

The downtown Powell clothing store has seen sales slide dramatically this year and traffic is down, according to a board member. A shareholders meeting will take place in early January, according to board member Diane DeLozier, and a decision to remain open or to close the store may be made then.

In 2000, Powell rallied to improve local retail shopping.

More than 500 people invested in The Powell Mercantile, together raising more than $400,000 to open a clothing store in downtown. The Merc, as everyone calls it, became both an outlet for people to buy clothing, shoes and other items, and a point of pride that has been hailed nationally as an example of what a community can do.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis sat quietly for most of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

The Sleeping Giant is about to awaken.

The Sleeping Giant Ski Area will open for the season Friday. It will celebrate its first weekend of the 2014-15 season with the Sleepy G Jamboree on Saturday, which will include a bonfire in the parking lot and a torchlight ski parade down the Big Horn lift. Dinner will be served at the end of the day as well.

Thumbs down to the changes to Country Christmas, especially the daytime parade.

The Powell High School Panthers will have to scratch and claw to contend for a 3A boys basketball state title.

And that’s exactly what they intend to do if their coach and senior leaders have anything to say about it.

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