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Wardell replaces Heny, will serve through December 2014

A former school resource officer is the new member of the Powell school board.

Jason Wardell was appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees on Thursday evening. He replaces Dee Heny, who resigned last month.

A driver’s failure to yield resulted in a two-vehicle crash that injured three people Tuesday afternoon.

Cheyenne Slaught, 21, of Powell, was driving westbound on Lane 11 at about noon when she failed to yield to crossing traffic at the intersection of Road 12, according to a report from the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

Our nation was recently reminded of the incredible risks firefighters take when 19 men lost their lives fighting a wildfire in Arizona.

The Hotshot crew faced a fierce blaze in extreme heat, brutal winds and tinderbox conditions. As sons, brothers, husbands and fathers, the firefighters leave behind family and friends mourning such a devastating loss.

June 27, 2013 8:27 am

Four generations of PHS grads

When she graduated during the Great Depression, Mary (Floan) Bever couldn’t imagine owning a car as a high school student.

Months after 1-cent tax effort, cities give raises to employees

Budgets for the cities of Powell and Cody took an unexpected turn this spring.

After voters were asked to provide more tax revenue last fall, both cities then found enough money to give raises to employees.

June 13, 2013 9:49 am

Dee Heny to depart school board

Search to begin for replacement for veteran Board member

After nearly eight years on the Powell school board, Dee Heny announced her resignation Tuesday night.

While crisp, bright American flags fly in Cody’s Field of Honor this week, old tattered flags will be formally retired in Powell.

Questions remain, but center may better serve area residents

Being “in-between” often creates headaches for residents seeking health care.

Babies, children and elderly residents can receive care through various state and federal programs. Low-income residents who lack insurance can turn to the Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic.

Council approves $17.5 million budget on first reading, will consider again Monday

Trimming costs, increasing employees’ pay and putting more cash in reserves are key components of the city’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

May 23, 2013 8:39 am

Veterans memorial restored

Meeting next month to plan dedication

As America honors men and women who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day, Powell is ensuring the legacies of local heroes are preserved for years to come.