Weekly Poll

This is Homecoming week at Powell High School. Did you enjoy high school?



Tom Lawrence

August 13, 2013 8:47 am

Lion in wait

If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the trip.

An apparent decline in Northwest College enrollment may be for a very good reason.

Wait, we’re not knocking our favorite college. That’s right, this looks like it’s a good thing. The reason for our positive approach to this news is the college’s belief that a decline in enrollment is tied to a stronger national and state economy.

It’s a very contentious issue,” Mayor Don Hillman said.

That was obvious Monday night as the Powell City Council discussed a proposed smoking ban in enclosed public places. The proposal, which was brought to the council by an anti-smoking group several weeks ago, wasn’t on the agenda. But Hillman and some members of the council talked about it, since several local bar owners and employees were in the audience.


It happened in an instant, but its impact will be felt for months.

The wind came up around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, and as it did the temperature dropped sharply, from the mid 70s to the high 40s. Gusts of up to 51 mph were recorded, according to the National Weather Service, and within two hours more than half an inch of rain had fallen.

Anti-smoking group may pay for poll, or help arrange for it

Powell residents may be surveyed to determine their thoughts on a proposed smoking ban.

City Administrator Zane Logan said Friday the city is considering using data gathered by a polling agency to learn what people want the city to do. However, the poll may be paid for, or at least provided by, Prevention Management of Park County (PMPC), which supports a ban on smoking on public places in the city.

Tossing horseshoes is an ancient game, with some researchers saying Greek soldiers played a version of it in their camps 2,000 years ago.

The game was popularized in America during the Civil War, as soldiers tossed discarded muleshoes at targets to pass the time between battles and marches. By the early 20th century horseshoes was widespread across the nation, as players found the sport a welcome way to pass the time and connect with their rural roots.


We applaud the Powell City Council and Mayor Don Hillman for seeking as much public input as possible before making a decision on a proposed smoking ban.

Pete Rose wasn’t inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. Again.

It appears a plaque bearing his name and describing his magnificent achievements on the diamond never will be placed in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown, N.Y.

Finding a way to reduce government costs always sounds good, and is an easy concept to endorse.

But all proposals are not equal, and not every idea makes sense. Closing the Powell Circuit Court is a glaring example of that.

July 25, 2013 8:47 am

Putting on a good, clean show

Carnival owner says: Let us prove it to you

Tony Guadagno said he wants to prove something to the people of Park County.

Guadagno, a co-owner of Carnival Midway Attractions, vows to provide people with a lot of fun while showing them a carnival can be staffed by polite, clean, decent people.

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