Powell, WY


Humidity: 46%

Wind: 11 mph

Ilene Olson

Going back to school for nursing degrees didn’t happen for John and Shawn Hurt without a lot of thought and preparation.

Our hearty congratulations go to Powell High School’s Team 3188 (also known as Squiggle Splat Bang) for the team’s outstanding performance at the world robotics tournament. 

A spring snowstorm caused rocks to fall continuously in the Wind River Canyon south of Thermopolis, prompting the closure of U.S. Highway 20/Wyoming Highway 789 through the canyon. The highway reopened Saturday morning.

With the weather warming up and the end of the school year nearing, more people will take to the highways as they head for graduations, vacations and other special events.

Ramsey Green of Billings worked a landscaping job to earn a living while he attended physical therapy classes in Salt Lake City.

Eighteen new bicycles were given away Saturday at the annual Easter egg hunt at the Park County Fairgrounds — but one bike was given away twice.

Powell is no exception to the rule when it comes to increasing problems with drug use in rural America.

Powell got three-fourths of an inch of precipitation over the weekend. It fell in the form of graupel (little frozen balls of snow) on Saturday afternoon, and heavy, wet snow on Sunday morning.

Out of sight, out of mind.

That’s how a Facebook post by the Park County Sheriff’s Office describes many people’s concept of locking criminals behind bars in prisons and jails.

This winter was a tough one for everybody. But the struggles some livestock producers experienced make problems with shoveling sidewalks and navigating slick city streets look pretty small in comparison.

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