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Matt Naber

Margaret Baird, 84, of Lovell died from injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred in front of Shopko on Coulter Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Powell Police Department. Her husband, 89-year-old Robert Baird, was riding in the passenger seat and remained in critical condition at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings as of Wednesday.

Many of you may not realize this, and you may find it hard to believe, but six years ago I was gearing up to be a high school teacher. It turns out that after holding parent-teacher conferences, I’d rather deal with bucking broncs and ornery grizzlies than duke it out with badgering or apathetic parents. (The kids were fine; their parents were another story entirely.)

We were disappointed to report that not very many people showed up to the polls for the primary election on Aug. 16. Casting our votes during the primaries is just as important as deciding who the winner is on Election Day, and we’d like to see Park County residents be more active in local politics.

Top riders in the world compete at Wrangler Champions Challenge

The top riders in professional rodeo were riding rank and making bank at the Wrangler Champions Challenge in Cody on Sunday night.

I was going to write about the abysmal voter turnout in the 2012 primaries and urge everyone to go vote today but there’s not much more to say.

Although only two of the candidates are facing each other in the primary election on Tuesday, three House candidates took to the stage at Northwest College during the candidate forum hosted by the Park County Republican Women.

Powell’s current mayor Don Hillman was the only mayoral candidate to show up for the Park County Republican Women’s candidate forum at Northwest College’s Nelson Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Although most of us aren’t farmers, we’re all directly linked to agriculture because everyone eats. 

Anderson trains wild horse ‘Loco Bueno’ in 100 days, ranks sixth

Nineteen-year-old Powellite Daria Anderson had only 100 days to train a wild horse for the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition.

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