Weekly Poll

This is Homecoming week at Powell High School. Did you enjoy high school?



Tom Lawrence

July 25, 2013 7:48 am

Powell’s first family of golf

After decades of play, Steve and Ron Rickert still competing at high level

Call them evergreens.

Ron and Steve Rickert have been playing golf for a combined total of more than 110 years, but both still love to play, and they do so at a very high level.

Sen. Mike Enzi leads Liz Cheney by more than 30 points, according to a poll released Friday morning.

Two people died in separate incidents in Yellowstone National Park this week.

Letter will be sent out to local businesses, asking for their input

A call to ban smoking in enclosed public places in Powell sparked a discussion during Monday night’s Powell City Council meeting.

Sharon Altermatt, team leader of Prevention Management of Park County, brought the issue before the council. Altermatt said it is a health issue, not a business matter, and the council needs to treat it that way.

Should smoking be banned in Powell businesses?

What do you think? How about your family members, friends and the people you know here in Powell? Do they support such a prohibition?

Sometimes, you just have to stand back and admire someone.

For us, right now it’s Nic Patrick. Frankly, he is one amazing man, and we can all benefit from paying attention to how he has dealt with a crisis.

Raise pay for Powell City Council

As an editorial writer, it’s an easy task to bemoan increased pay for public officials.

At a time when many Americans have seen their compensation stagnate or even decline, the idea of elected officials seeking pay raises doesn’t sit well with a lot of people. Calling them out for asking for more money is a simple task.

July 09, 2013 8:16 am

Area rain welcomed

But not hail and flood worries

There was a good side and a bad side to recent rains. More than an inch of rain fell over a four-day period near Powell, according to the National Weather Service.

The Pennsylvania trooper was just doing his job that hot summer day 60 years ago today.

The big black Chrysler New Yorker was driving too slow in the left lane, and a long line of traffic was backed up behind it. Pennsylvania State Trooper Manley Stampler, whose car was not equipped with lights, signaled for the driver to pull over to the side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on July 5, 1953.

July 02, 2013 7:45 am

Lighting up the fourth

Fireworks stands staffed by people who have a strong devotion to the explosives business

It’s as if — wham! — they have gunpowder — pow! — in their veins.

The people staffing the two fireworks stands in Powell may seem quite dissimilar, separated by gender and a few generations.

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