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Don Cogger

Routine maintenance revealed water damage

One of Northwest College’s residence halls will get an unplanned makeover this summer, with water damage significant enough to warrant closing the building for the 2017-18 school year.

City council approves business-sponsored banners celebrating Trappers, Panthers

The ragged banners flapping on downtown light posts are set to be replaced under a local committee’s plan to revitalize the area; the Powell City Council gave the go-ahead to the plan for the new banners last week.

Runners from Powell, Meeteetse and Cody finish grueling test in good time

Established in 2004, the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay is a grueling test of endurance — an overnight relay race of nearly 200 miles through the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.

Members of 4/47 9th Infantry Division remember, reflect on life, those lost

Situated near Ap Bac Village in the Long An Province of Vietnam, the soldiers of Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry were slogging through a couple hundred yards of open rice paddies when they stumbled into chaos. It was the day after Father’s Day, June 19, 1967.

Craig Johnson reflects on TV show, future of beloved sheriff

It was on a recent trip abroad when Craig Johnson — author of the popular “Longmire” series of books and the television series it spawned — realized first-hand just how far-reaching his fictional Wyoming sheriff’s popularity had become.

Area players get tough for all the right reasons

Fans of roller derby in the Big Horn Basin had reason to celebrate Saturday, as the Heart Mountain Wreck on Wheels hosted its final home bout of the season against the Electric City Grrrlz at Riley Arena in Cody.

CEO Rullman addresses unmanned aircraft with local pilots, airport board

Powell Municipal Airport leaders are mulling how they can safely become one of the first airports in the country to allow planes and unmanned aerial vehicles to operate simultaneously.

Board of Trustees to re-evaluate, revise policies

A significant increase in the amount of bad student debt that Northwest College will need to write off this year has school college leaders scratching their collective heads.

Finishes as runner-up with ‘sword breaker’

Late last summer, local bladesmith Erich Ouellette was given the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to compete against other knife makers on a national stage, with a $10,000 prize and bragging rights up for grabs.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing gives wounded vets a peaceful outlet

When Powell resident and Army veteran Larry Smith injured himself on the job a couple of years ago, he found himself with a lot of time on his hands.

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