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As part of an annual tradition, Yesenia Rodriguez (from left), Emanuel Guzman, Jerry Rodriguez and Andres Guzman, all from Mission, Texas, visited Powell over the Fourth of July. They joined hundreds of others watching the Sunday night fireworks show presented by the Powell Volunteer Fire Department. Tribune photo by Kara Bacon

Northwest College is facing an overall budget reduction of nearly $810,000 over last year's adjusted budget — but that's a little better than some had feared it would be.

The budget reflects a 28.4 percent decrease in local property tax income — a relief to many, since early estimates indicated the cut could be as much as 35 percent.

No changes in effect yet

Local Alltel cell phone users are one step closer to becoming AT&T customers.

Last month, AT&T finalized its purchase of Alltel's assets throughout the Big Horn Basin and several dozen market areas across the United States.

Westside school gets under way this month

Construction of a new Westside Elementary begins this month with the demolition of the old facility, and a bid has been awarded for demolition of the natatorium/auditorium. In addition, School District No. 1 continues developing plans for the future of Powell Middle School.

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Bull rider Jesse Bail hangs on for a wild ride while bullfighter Dusty Tuckness watches in the background during Sunday's final session of the 2010 Cody Stampede. Bail, from Camp Crook, S.D., was one of a few riders to best the bulls during Sunday's action. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Powell's 16-3 win over Cody widens conference gap

The Powell Pioneers American Legion baseball team tightened its grip on the Northwest Conference's No. 1 seed last Wednesday with a 16-3 home victory over Cody. The win keeps Powell unbeaten in conference play.

More importantly, it gave the Pioneers a two-game cushion atop the Northwest Conference standings with just four conference games remaining to be played.

NWC beefs up roster for another season

Northwest College head wrestling coach Jim Zeigler announced five new commitments for the Trappers' wrestling program last week. Included in the list is a grappler ranked 19th nationally this past season by Intermat magazine's prep rankings.

Final regular-season tourney has Colorado flavor

Originally scheduled as a standard eight-team, two-pool tournament, the format of the 2010 Mike Devereaux baseball tournament in Casper this weekend was forced to make a late change following the decision by Denver Playball to withdraw from the event. The Powell Pioneers are scheduled to make their first-ever appearance in the tournament this week.

“They had a team pull out of the tournament, so now it'll be more of a round-robin tournament,” said Powell Pioneers head coach Mike Jameson, whose team will appear in the tournament's first game at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Powell is scheduled to play Smoky Hill, Colo., at 3 p.m., then turns around to play SOCO at 5:30 p.m. The Pioneers are also scheduled to face two other Colorado teams at the tournament —Grandview at 1 p.m. on Friday and Fort Carson at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pioneers will wrap up their tournament appearance at 1 p.m. on Sunday against in-state foe Torrington.

“It gives us a chance to see a higher caliber of competition which will hopefully help us out down the road,” said Jameson.

The Pioneers, currently 27-11-2 on the year, will open postseason play in three weeks in Cody.

(Aug. 30, 1927 - July 2, 2010)

Carolyn Louise Gillett died Friday, July 2, 2010, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell from complications following a paralytic stroke. She was 82.

(Oct. 25, 1977 - July 3, 2010)

Michael Troy “Whitey” Timmons died July 3, 2010.

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