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Ilene Olson

Successful recruiting has brought six new medical providers to Powell Valley Healthcare, with that number increasing to seven in January.

It is refreshing to see progress in the Powell Economic Partnership Inc. After years of planning, visualizing and strategizing, the organization now is poised for forward movement.

 

Although Paul Cardwell has agreed to pay $3.5 million to Powell Valley Healthcare’s management company for embezzling from the organization, company representatives doubt Cardwell will be able to make good on the agreement.

It’s not a good sign when an organization’s chief financial officer must preface her monthly financial report with statements such as, “There are many obvious problems with this report. ... Note that the balance sheet is out of balance.

Although it’s disappointing, we understand and commend the Park County Commission’s decision to reduce its budget for a planned multi-use building at the Park County Fairgrounds.

‘The year of pain was behind me’

Geoff Baumann feels pretty good these days, and that’s a big relief.

 

The ‘heavy lifting’ must be done cooperatively

The award of a state grant to help establish a community health center in Powell is good news, especially for people who have limited or no access to health care due to low incomes or lack of insurance.

Paul Cardwell, Powell Valley Healthcare’s former chief executive officer, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him by his former employer, HealthTech Management Services.

A proposed community health center in Powell got its first breath of life Thursday with the approval of a $234,900 grant to help get it started.

Drivers, be alert: Students head back to classrooms in Powell on Wednesday, the first day of the 2013-14 academic year for Park County School District No. 1.

Buses are running, and some students will be walking to and from school.

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