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Ilene Olson

About 100 people attended a meeting at the VFW in Cody Monday evening to learn more about the new veterans clinic that will open there around the end of November.

With Cody Hall closed this year due to problems with moisture and mold, Northwest College leaders are taking a serious look at options for the residence hall — and at their overall housing strategy for the campus.

A landscaping method used by a contractor likely saved money in 1984, but now its results will likely cost Northwest College millions of dollars in residence hall repairs.

Work is underway to renovate a building in Cody to make it the new site of the veterans clinic for the Big Horn Basin. 

Former resident tells of struggles he and other Houstonians face after Hurricane Harvey

Now that floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey are beginning to recede, Houstonians are starting the very difficult process of cleaning up after the disaster.

“I have had enough rain. I don’t need any more for a while.”

That was an understatement coming from Cheri Benander, formerly of Powell, who now lives in Texas, in the area hit hard by rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Further review of state plan needed

Imagine working on a team tasked with what some said was impossible — but, despite the odds, the team achieves that goal after 10 long years. 

Two men from England set out four months ago to hike the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada.

“We decided to challenge ourselves,” said hiker Joe Boot.

Powell was in the spotlight last week.

Our city hosted iconic NBC newsman Tom Brokaw and the Executive Council of ENDOW, a state organization tasked with gathering information and coming up with long-term recommendations to help diversify Wyoming’s economy. Both visits took place during the Park County Fair, Powell’s big week of the year.

Texas company wins bid for VA clinic contract

Powell Valley Healthcare lost its bid last week to continue hosting the Big Horn Basin’s VA Community Based Outreach Clinic. 

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