Powell, WY


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Tessa Baker

Thumbs up to the Powell Valley Recycling board and employees for working together to keep the center open during challenging times.

With some reducing, rethinking and revamping, recycling efforts are continuing in the Powell area.

A busy and historically dangerous local intersection recently got a change for the better.

Two stop signs were added to the intersection of Avenue E (aka Lane 9) and Tower Boulevard (Road 10), making it a four-way stop just west of town.

Should a kindergarten teacher carry a gun in a classroom? Should fans be allowed to bring firearms to basketball games? Or if a shooter targets a school, should teachers be armed and trained to respond?

Thumbs up to the start of the RV/trailer ordinance in the city.

It is now illegal to park an RV, trailer or camper on local streets for more than 48 hours, except during summer months.

Students from Powell and across Wyoming will perform in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

About 300 students with the Wyoming All-State Marching Band will march ahead of 2016 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Ken Burns and are projected to be on television at around 9:18 a.m. Friday, according to The Associated Press.

Wyoming Senior Olympics returns to Cody in February

You may not consider yourself ready for a competition that has Olympics in the title. You also may not consider yourself a senior.

In the pages of this newspaper each week, we strive to tell the stories of people who live here: from their births to deaths and everything in between.

Unfortunately, too often, local lives are disrupted — or ended — because of alcohol and drug abuse.

At a time of year when some sing of peace on earth, Powell Troop Support sends goodwill to those in war zones.

The group continued its Christmas tradition of sending care packages — a grand total of 171 boxes — to local troops stationed overseas.

It turns out Kermit the Frog was right: It’s not easy being green.

After recycling millions of pounds of materials over the past 20 years, Powell Valley Recycling is struggling to keep the center’s doors open.

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