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Dave Bonner

Record harvest 73 percent done

Forget about the soggy start. The story of the 2016 area sugar beet harvest is the soaring finish.

Absaroka Street is the main travel artery out of Powell to the north, and its narrow width is going to have to be remedied some day, Mayor Don Hillman told the Powell Rotary Club last week.

Only a day into the regular sugar beet harvest on area farms, drenching rain Monday and early Tuesday brought beet-digging operations to a halt.

Service club says farewell after 63 years

Thursdays were Kiwanis Days in Powell.

The house call is back, as in doctors coming to you at your residence or your place of work.

The headlines vary widely.

On one hand, the 2016 sugar beet crop in the Lovell factory district of Western Sugar Cooperative is on track to post another strong showing. Officials look for a yield averaging 28.9 tons to the acre, with sugar content of 17.5 percent.

Right up there with the November election itself, there’s drama playing out in legislative circles about who will be the face of leadership, particularly in the Wyoming House of Representatives, when the next legislative session convenes in January of 2017.

Site work began last week in Laramie on the high profile project to renovate the University of Wyoming Arena Auditorium, and the project has been awarded to a Park County construction company.

Did the primary election vote in August give us any kind of read on the prospect for passage of the 1-cent optional sales tax in Park County in November? Were people connecting any dots to the candidate positions on the sales tax?

People want to vote in the presidential election.

The official voting records are unequivocal on that subject. The same records are a little puzzling on what it takes to motivate the electorate to go to the polls at other times.

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