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Ilene Olson

A recent report on occupational deaths and injuries in Wyoming pointed to increasing highway and agricultural safety as two of the ways to decrease occupational injuries and fatalities.

That makes a lot of sense to us.

During a presentation laced with humor last week, Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa presented her “state of the college” address.

NWC classes opened Monday.

Among the highlights in Hicswa’s speech was the announcement of a new, $2 million endowment fund, the Forest Allen Family Ag Scholarship Endowment, recently established through the Northwest College Foundation. The fund will benefit students in the NWC agriculture program.

I’m floating!” Republican incumbent David Northrup said Tuesday after his primary-election win put him above Charles Cloud for District 50’s seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives.

“I’m pretty excited,” Northrup said. “Astrid (Northrup’s wife) is on one phone, I’m on the other. It’s a phone-call night.”

Greg Benander never smoked, and he drank only occasionally. He thought he was living a healthy lifestyle.

But that didn’t prevent the clogged artery that caused his heart attack on Nov. 1, 2010, at the age of 52.

Powell lost a humble legend over the weekend.

Bill White, a World War II veteran and a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines, died Friday. He was 99.

As summer draws to a close, we applaud the well-organized and managed construction project to widen U.S. Highway 14-A east of Cody to five lanes — two lanes going each direction, with a turning lane in the middle.

The $9. 6 million project is the last of 11 projects the Wyoming Department of Transportation has planned and overseen since 2001 to widen the highway between Powell and Cody at a total cost of nearly $66.4 million, making it easier, faster and safer to travel between the two cities.

The summer is half over, three weeks of July have passed and the weather is heating up. In Powell, that means one thing: This is Park County Fair week.

Board of Trustees approve $32 million for fiscal year 

Following a public hearing with no comments from the public, the Northwest College Board of Trustees on Monday approved the college’s budget for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1.

Four girls who went over Mormon Dam while tubing on the Shoshone River on Wednesday are beat up and still experiencing pain from their injuries.

But it’s the emotional ones that have kept them awake at night and struggling during the day.

Teens taken to hospital after incident at dam on Shoshone River  

Four young women were injured Wednesday afternoon when they went over Mormon Dam during a floating trip down the Shoshone River.

At the scene, a tearful Chelsie Haire of Powell said her sisters, Joey and Jaclyn Haire, and two cousins from out of town, Melani and Kylie, all were injured, some more seriously than others.

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