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The city of Powell is shifting gears on a hauling contract.

The city will seek bids on hauling its municipal solid waste to a landfill. A legal notice in today’s paper announces that bids will be accepted for the hauling contract until 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. City Administrator Zane Logan said the request for bids was on the city website by 9 a.m. Monday.

If you moved into a vacant home that you didn’t own, and refused to leave it when ordered to do so, you’d be wrong.

If you didn’t pay your utility bill because you disagreed with a government policy, you’d be wrong. If you then threatened to shoot a cop who accompanied the utility worker who came to shut off your service, you’d be extremely wrong.

Decision had been scheduled for Monday but Logan says more time needed  

The Powell City Council has junked a plan to make a decision Monday night on where to take the city’s garbage.

City Administrator Zane Logan said Wednesday the issue will not be on the agenda for the next council meeting. It was a reversal of a statement made less than two hours earlier.

April 15, 2014 7:58 am

More than tickets

2-hour downtown parking limit kept, but council says businesses need to help themselves 

The Powell City Council considered dropping the two-hour parking rule in downtown, but after a discussion agreed to keep it — and rarely enforce it.

Former Sen. Alan Simpson is making his pro-same sex marriage position even more public.

Simpson speaks out in favor of gay unions in a 30-second TV commercial that will soon air in Wyoming and other Western states.

Thumbs up to spring.

We’re so glad it’s FINALLY getting warmer and more pleasant outside that all we have are thumbs up today. In the spirit of spring, let’s call them green thumbs.

April 09, 2014 12:21 pm

UPDATE: Missing teen found safe

A Powell teenager who had been missing since the weekend has been found and is safe, the Park County Sheriff's Office said Thursday morning.

"The Park County Sheriff's Office wishes to express our appreciation to the concerned citizens who provided information aiding in our investigation and to those who provided comfort and support to the family," the office said in a posting on its Facebook page.

Bad money chases out good, Sir Thomas Gresham famously said in 1558, commenting on how people chose to disperse coins made of inferior material and hoard those of greater value.

The same thing goes for ideas, it seems to us. Among the weaker information that has been passed about in recent years is a fear of vaccinations for children. Since 1998, sparked by a deeply flawed study released by a corrupt English researcher, millions of people have grown wary of vaccinating their children.

The story I often tell about Steve Howe is the time he threw a baseball at my head. But more on that later.

There’s a lot of stories about Howe, the talented but troubled pitcher who bounced in and out of the major leagues while battling cocaine and alcohol for 17 years.

April 03, 2014 7:50 am

A real hot shot

Worland boy with ties to Powell aims for national free-throw title

WORLAND — A Worland boy with roots in Powell will compete for a national free-throw shooting title this month.