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Ilene Olson

A light fixture in a furnace closet is the likely culprit in a house fire on North Day Street that left a Powell family homeless Saturday evening.

Tearing down the DeWitt Student Center at Northwest College and building a new student center in its place would be faster and cheaper than constructing a new building in phases.

As chairman of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is advocating for streamlining federal programs that fund child care and early childhood education. The goal, he said, is to eliminate duplication of services to make those programs more efficient and effective.

Ice jam causes flooding in unexpected places between Greybull/Lovell

Fifteen minutes. That’s all the time Ernie and Teresa Marsh had Tuesday to get themselves and their vehicles out of the path of a flood that no one expected to ever happen near their Big Horn County home.

It’s hard to imagine a better advocate for an overhaul of the Endangered Species Act than former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who testified last week before the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee.

First, the snow kept falling — storm after storm after storm, since before Christmas.

A recent proposal to merge the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Powell Economic Partnership has possible merit, and we believe it deserves more discussion and consideration.

Yet another snowstorm dumped snow over Powell Monday evening through Wednesday morning in what could be the first part of a double-whammy.

Dawa Sherpa remembers exactly where he was when a massive earthquake hit his home country of Nepal on April 25, 2015: He was climbing Mount Rainier in Washington state. 

But his wife, Bindu Tamanz, and their two children were still at home in Nepal.

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