Powell, WY


Humidity: 49%

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Ilene Olson

The wait is over: Today is opening day for the 2017 Park County Fair. 

After getting a new drill press, Scott Lee of Powell decided to put it to the test by making a miniature wagon wheel.

When money for new books takes a backseat to money for the Biblio Bistro at the Park County Library in Cody, it’s time for a change.

Powell Hospital District has more money on hand at the start of the coming fiscal year than it did a year ago.

Thumbs down to politically motivated balking by the Park County Commission over money needed to help pay for a fence around the Park County Regional Landfill near Cody. The electric fence would help keep grizzly bears out of the landfill. 

Terry Odom to stay on as permanent CEO

A 25-year-old partnership between Powell Valley Healthcare and its management company is coming to an end.

Measles, once eradicated in the United States, is rearing its ugly head again.

A flood watch is in effect for the North and South Forks of the Shoshone River west of Cody through Sunday, and the Greybull River has spilled over its banks near Meeteetse.

“The rivers are definitely full and raging,” said Park County Engineer Brian Edwards.

The year 2017 isn’t one we’re likely to forget anytime soon, at least from a weather perspective. 

Two occasions coincide this weekend in our community: Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer vacation for Powell’s school children.

Both are important to remember.

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