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CJ Baker

An accidental fall down an embankment about a mile west of Powell claimed the life of a rural Powell woman Monday evening, authorities said.

Janet Lynn Poulsen, 59, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a roughly 15- to 20-foot fall down a steep embankment near a creek, said Park County Coroner Tim Power.

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead still doesn’t like the Affordable Care Act and still questions whether it’s financially sustainable. But he says it’s time for Wyoming to use the federal money made available in the act (often called Obamacare or the ACA) to help lower-income residents with their medical bills.

Park County commissioners are OK with spending as much as $2,000 to help argue that a federal judge was wrong to put Wyoming’s gray wolves back under more restrictive federal management.

Zac Finley proposed to his girlfriend in front of the Old Faithful web camera so he could share the moment with their loved ones back home. As it turns out, their family members weren’t the only ones watching on Saturday evening.

On the one hand, Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt thinks it’s helpful that nearby Colorado has legalized marijuana, “because I refer to them as the Petri dish a lot.

“It’s given us an opportunity to see what’s taken place in Colorado to better gauge our opinions and what directions we go with things,” Eckerdt said.

While local residents dreamt of sugar plums and counted down the hours until the New Year, staffers in the city of Powell’s Water Department were stuck dealing with a series of problems.

The Powell High School girls basketball team delivered a pummeling to a Class 3A opponent on Friday, then gave one of Class 4A’s top squads a serious scare on Saturday.

When the crew from Powell Hospital Ambulance Service arrived at the Blair’s parking lot on Tuesday afternoon, a man was dead from an apparent heart attack. By the time they’d gotten him to the hospital a few minutes later, his life had been saved.

Area officials balk at helping subsidize Big Horn Basin buses

Say goodbye to local bus service.

Lousy winter weather slowing construction, commissioners are told

Barring a December heat wave, a new multi-use facility for the Park County Fairgrounds may not be fully finished for the 2015 fair.

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