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Ilene Olson

Recent events in the nation and closer to home provide tragic reminders that the holidays, while cherished by many, are not happy for everyone.

People nationwide are shocked and are mourning alongside the families of the children and adults who were killed in the Connecticut school shooting last week. Though far removed by distance, our thoughts, prayers and emotions are tied to those who are grieving and hurting, especially at this time of year. 

After tossing the idea around informally for two years, a group of Powell residents has organized formally to consider establishing a federally funded Community Health Center here. A Community Health Center would provide access to medical, dental and mental healthcare on a sliding-fee scale.

Once again, wolf management in Wyoming is the subject of lawsuits in federal courts.

Environmental groups filed two lawsuits this month challenging Wyoming’s management of wolves and asking for wolves to be designated as endangered.

Today (Friday) begins the mad rush we call the Christmas shopping season.

Black Friday marks the kickoff of the season, with many beginning their search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones at the perfect price.

Two statewide events this fall recognize the increasing importance of broadband Internet access and technology for economic development and for improved employment and quality of life.

Six of the seven candidates for the Northwest College Board of Trustees laid out their visions for the college and weighed in on other topics during an Oct. 10 forum.

Brecheen’s invention called ‘the holy grail of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery’

Cycling in the Pyrenees of Southern France isn’t the setting one might connect with inspiration for a technical innovation to simplify a gynecological surgery procedure.

Eleven employees laid off; hours cut for another eight

A total of 11 people were laid off at Powell Valley Healthcare as a result of a reduction in force designed to improve the organization’s bottom line. That includes four who were let go last month.

A $625,000 federal grant awarded recently to the Park County Coalition Against Substance Abuse is good news for Park County youth and for Park County in general.

Federal grant provides $625,000 over 5 years

A federal grant recently awarded to a Park County coalition will provide $125,000 per year for five years to help prevent alcohol and prescription drug abuse by local youth.

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