Powell, WY


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Ilene Olson

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.

Plans for a new climbing wall in the Northwest College Johnson Fitness Center are moving forward, but slowly. Other improvements to the fitness center are also in the works.

Once again, Northwest College is bracing for a budget cut for the coming school year.

This time, the revenue shortfall for fiscal year 2018 (school year 2017-18) is estimated at $300,000-$350,000.

Thumbs up to warm spring weather. After a very long, hard winter and a cool, wet early spring, we’re happy to see warmer days and better weather. After a late start, farmers are out in their fields, barley and alfalfa are up and growing, and many other crops are planted. 

The northbound lane of Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (Wyo. Highway 296) continues to slide downhill.

“It was about 6 inches [down] last night, then it dropped several feet overnight,” Cody Beers, a regional spokesman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, said late Thursday afternoon.

Farmers like warm, predictable spring weather and getting out into their fields early to plant their crops.

This spring, they’ve had neither.

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