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Ilene Olson

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.

Tuesday was National Ag Day. While the occasion often goes unnoticed in urban areas of the country, it is an important observance in Park County and the Big Horn Basin, where agriculture is an integral part of our life.

What’s in a name?

For the former Boys and Girls Clubs of Park County — now the Youth Clubs of Park County — it’s sustainability.

“We can’t cut our way out of this one.”

Gov. Matt Mead, Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, and Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, among others, warned us before the 2017 Legislature started up that some significant changes — both spending cuts and revenue increases — would be necessary to resolve Wyoming’s looming $400 million education funding deficit for the coming year.

With a heavy heart, Henrietta “Henry” McGary walked into Ballard Funeral Home after her mother’s death on Feb. 10.

Powell Valley Healthcare and South Big Horn County Hospital are working together in new ways to provide services to patients in the Basin/Greybull area.

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