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Ilene Olson

The Fremont County woman who died of rabies earlier this month was Karen Ann Farthing of Lander, who lived in Powell for 18 years. 

Farthing died Oct. 3 in a hospital in Salt Lake City at the age of 77. Hers was the first recorded human case of rabies in the state of Wyoming.

Powell’s primary care doctors talk about rewards, frustrations of practicing medicine today

Powell is in the enviable position of having three options for primary health care, with each operating under a different model of care: Powell Valley Healthcare, 307Health and Heritage Health Center.

Owner quickly identified; incident deemed not a threat to campus safety

A handgun was found in a backpack at Northwest College campus on Wednesday, prompting quick action by the campus security officer.

Thumbs up to increased enrollment in Park County School District No. 1. That shows our community and our schools are thriving, and it is something to celebrate. 

Health forum to offer answers, information about different health care options in Powell

Powell Docs Talk, a community health forum on Wednesday, will help local residents understand the different services offered by the various health care providers in town. The forum will be held at the NWC Yellowstone Building from 6 to 8 p.m.

A Fremont County woman who died of rabies last week had ties to Powell.

However, her identity is being held pending official notification.

Climbing wall, air conditioning planned for Johnson Fitness Center

A new climbing wall and other improvements are planned for the Johnson Fitness Center at Northwest College — as soon as college leaders get the go-ahead from the state to do them.

Two events, both of which occurred Friday, illustrate our bipolar nature as a society when it comes to keeping people safe and healthy.

My siblings and I have been chatting online frequently in recent months. It’s been a welcome way to keep in touch with each other, since we have lived in places as far apart as Seattle and Atlanta.

The price hike of a 62-year-old drug from $13.50 to $750 per dose recently drew attention to increasing instances of pharmaceutical companies buying out rights to old medications, only to drastically increase prices for them.

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