Powell, WY


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Tessa Baker

On a 4-2 vote Tuesday night, Cody school board trustees approved a policy allowing trained staff to carry concealed firearms in schools.

Powell school board members were scheduled to decide Wednesday whether they wanted to start drafting a policy that would allow trained staff to carry concealed weapons.

Instead, the board voted unanimously to create a proactive safety and security plan for Park County School District No. 1.

It may not be surprising to hear that a survey showed only 17 percent of Americans were in the middle of reading a book. But what may come as a surprise is that the survey was conducted in 1957.

After weeks of asking questions, Powell school board members must soon come up with an answer. The board will decide Wednesday whether to move forward with developing a new policy to allow trained school staff to carry concealed firearms.

Monday’s bitterly cold temperatures and blowing snow felt like a cruel April Fools’ Day joke that arrived a day late.

As a rural community in northwest Wyoming, Powell may not seem like a very diverse place.

In mid-February, 2-year-old Noel Rivera had what appeared to be a rash all over his body. His parents took him to the walk-in clinic in Cody, but, despite some Benadryl, the rash persisted.

Churches are hosting special services to celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

As school boards around Wyoming debate whether teachers should carry concealed firearms, Powell Middle School students brought the question to Sen. Mike Enzi.

With Easter just around the corner, it’s no surprise this week’s forecast calls for snow. But true to spring’s temperamental nature, we’ll also see sunny warm days that beckon children to play outside, homeowners to start yard work and farmers to begin preparing their fields.

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