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Tom Lawrence

Thumbs up to the news that Yellowstone National Park had its second-best visitation year ever.

Cindi Smith will not coach the Powell High School volleyball team this fall.

In 2001, the people of Powell made it clear: They wanted a clothing store downtown.

From that determination came the Powell Mercantile, which opened its doors in 2002. For more than a decade, it provided a place for Powell residents, people from other communities and visitors to shop.

The murders of 10 members of the staff of Charlie Hebdo, a Paris-based satirical weekly publication, as well as three police officers, caused sadness and anger across the world.

For second season in a row, team comes out of early slumber with tourney title

It worked once, so why not a repeat?

A heads up — a small change of pace for this spot — for all local residents who have shopped at, invested in or care about The Powell Mercantile.

The Merc has served this community since 2003 but it may be on its last legs. The Merc board has voted unanimously to shut it down, citing a lack of support that has resulted in declining sales.

Zane Bushnell said he felt pretty good, for an “old man.”

The 21-year-old didn’t look much like a senior citizen, but that was a term he and other Powell High School alumni used before, during and after a game against the Panther boys basketball teams on Dec. 30.

Daile Lin Pascoe had a laugh that her friends can still hear echo down the halls of Powell High School.

The Powell Mercantile Board of Directors is recommending the community-owned business close its doors.

A meeting to determine the fate of The Merc, which opened in 2003, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the downtown store at 235 N. Bent St.

Simpson ‘thrilled’ by Wyoming senator’s chance to lead committee

Sen. Mike Enzi will do an excellent job as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, predicts the man Enzi replaced in the Senate 18 years ago.

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