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Tribune Staff

(Oct. 26, 1947 - May 30, 2010)

Raymond T. Hensley, 62, died May 30, 2010, at Powell Valley Hospital.

(July 19, 1933 - May 31, 2010)

Jerome H. “Jerry” Satterlee, 76, died May 31, 2010, in Powell.

Sherri Lynn Jones-Jensen (Graves), a third-generation Wyoming native, died on May 30, 2010, following a tragic accident.

Thomas Weighton Sanford, 75, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell. Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements.

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Fire destroyed the Treasure Valley Seed facility at around 11 p.m. Sunday. There is no word on what caused the fire at this time. Full coverage will be available in Thursday's Tribune. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Tribune printed an early Tuesday edition on Friday. Tribune photo by Tessa Schweigert.

Sugar beets nipped by frost and dusted by wind early in May are coming back. Sugar officials said last week they should have plenty of time to thrive before the fall harvest begins.

Heart Mountain grower Ric Rodriguez, who is also vice chairman of the Western Sugar Cooperative board of directors, said growers replanted almost 2,500 acres across the Lovell factory district in the Big Horn Basin to replace beets frozen when temperatures dipped into the 20s and lower for several nights.

A lawsuit against the city of Powell and the Powell Police Department has been scheduled for trial beginning Feb. 14, 2011.

The date was set following an initial pretrial conference on May 13 between attorneys for the plaintiff, Tricia Wachsmuth, and the city and police department, before U.S. Magistrate Judge William Beaman.

Coin collectors and enthusiasts itching to get their hands on the new Yellowstone National Park quarter will have a golden — or, perhaps more accurately, copper and nickel — opportunity on Thursday.

The United States Mint is scheduled to introduce the Yellowstone quarter to the nation on Thursday, June 3, at a 10:30 a.m. event inside the park.

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Skateboarder Cameron Tirrell goes airborne while performing a trick jump over his friend Adam Christiansen on Wednesday. With the close of the school year and the advance of warmer temperatures this past week, the skate park, like many other outdoor venues, was a popular hangout for Powell youth. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Program one of many new summer activities

The Powell Recreation District, in conjunction with the Powell school district, will sponsor an open gym at Powell High School during the summer. The program is free of charge for community members.

The open gym will run Monday through Thursday, beginning on June 1 and running through July 22.

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