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Tessa Baker

Thumbs up to Jim Stringer’s induction into the High School and Middle School Coaches Hall of Fame by the Wyoming Coaches Association.

July 18 will mark one year since the beloved Powell High School football coach’s sudden death from a heart attack at the young age of 44. 

After years of relative dormancy, it’s encouraging to see new construction and new opportunities springing up around the site of the former Powell High School.

From the 1950s through early 2000s, the old high school campus was central to the community and bustled with activity.

It’s a summer of out with the old, in with the new at Powell Middle School.

In coming weeks, the old middle school will be demolished and the next phase of the new facility will be finished.

In Park County, an extra 1-cent sales tax is a tough sell.

Out of Wyoming’s 23 counties, Park County is one of only two that has a sales tax rate of 4 percent.

What will science standards look like in Wyoming’s K-12 schools?

That’s a question residents, educators and leaders across the state will consider in coming months.

‘No immediate plans’ for development

Planning for future expansion, Powell school leaders signed off on a plan to purchase 19 acres of agricultural land on Tuesday. Located on Seventh Street between Powell High School and Absaroka Head Start, the site may someday house a new elementary school.

Kalan Nicholson has worn a few distinctive gowns in recent weeks.

On April 19, she woke up in a hospital gown after being hit by an alleged drunk driver. In the wreck, Nicholson was ejected from the vehicle, suffering a broken neck and other injuries.

It came as no surprise that Yellowstone National Park entrance fees will increase this summer.

Last fall, Yellowstone officials first proposed the fee changes as the National Park Service considered raising fees at many locations.

First Make-A-Wish Wyoming recipient was from Powell

As Powell students and residents gathered to raise an estimated $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Wyoming over the weekend, a local family was reminded of the first wish granted in the state 30 years ago.

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