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Ilene Olson

After a year and a half of research, deliberation and delay, the Powell Valley Healthcare board on Wednesday unanimously approved the purchase of a new electronic medical records system.

Emotions calmer this week

An email firestorm swirled through the Northwest College campus last week after the NWC Student Senate voted not to waive a service requirement for a funding request by the NWC Veterans Group.

Although Northwest College officials were complying with Gov. Matt Mead’s request to consider where budget cuts might be made, it appears no cuts will be necessary.

“The governor’s budget came out yesterday, and it doesn’t look like we’ll need to enact budget cuts,” NWC President Paul Prestwich said on Friday.

Three candidates will interview this week for the position of chief executive officer at Powell Valley Healthcare.

A selection committee will interview two of the candidates today (Thursday), and the third on Friday, said Mike Lieb, interim CEO at Powell Valley Healthcare.

A 17.5 acre equestrian center and rodeo arena east of Cody will become property of Northwest College, following the NWC board’s approval for the purchase at its meeting Monday.

Businesses, states and local governments would benefit

The Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill introduced into the U.S. Senate last week, might be the answer states have been looking for to collecting sales taxes on goods sold over the Internet.

$246,000 of $600,000 goal already raised

A drive is under way to raise $600,000 to fund a local economic development organization for three years through the Powell Economic Partnership Inc.

Now that it is in a larger building, the Powell Valley Recycling Center will begin taking all types of recyclable plastics — No. 1 through No. 7 — for the first time on Tuesday.

Until now, the center has accepted plastic types 1 and 2 only.

College commission changes how capital construction projects are prioritized

A proposed classroom building project for Northwest College moved up last week from No. 11 to No. 4 on a prioritized list of capital construction projects for Wyoming community colleges.

Program will prepare students to become commercial pilots

People whose thoughts and hearts dwell in the sky will have a chance to train for a degree in aeronautical science when Northwest College begins its new program next year.

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