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A century and half later, John Wesley Powell’s influence persists
It was 150 years ago, on May 24, that John Wesley Powell set off with 10 other men, down the Green River, through Utah, and then down …
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After 27 years, class ring discovered in city sewer
Most of the debris that comes out of Powell’s sewers during maintenance is the odd trash you’d expect, such as marbles and …
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Facing budget shortfalls, NWC bracing for layoffs
With falling enrollments and diminishing support from the state, Northwest College is facing a crunch as it plans its fiscal year 2020 …
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Yellowstone may boost cell, internet service
Improved cell and Wi-Fi service may be coming to Wyoming’s national park properties, according to park leaders. Yellowstone …
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Celebrating the Class of 2019
Before embarking on their next adventure, dozens of Powell teens will receive something they’ve worked hard for: Their high …
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Gordon pushes to diversify revenue through tourism
As the state realizes substantial losses in coal income, it’s become more important to look to tourism to diversify tax revenue, …
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Local Sports
Pioneers swept in doubleheader
Down a few key players due to other athletic commitments, the Powell Pioneers American Legion baseball team struggled in a …
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Buher tapped to lead Lady Panther hoops
When longtime head girls’ basketball coach Scott McKenzie stepped down, administrators at Powell High School didn’t have …
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PHS tracksters bring home the hardware
Hands on his knees, trying to get enough wind to speak, Jay Cox could hardly believe what he had just accomplished. It was Friday …
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Panthers’ title hopes fall just short in Jackson
The Powell High School boys’ soccer team spent much of its first season under a new head coach proving its ascension as one of …
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PHS girls take second, boys third at state track
As a team and as individuals, Powell's track and field athletes collected a number of medals at this weekend's Class 3A state track …
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Panthers come up short in 3A title game, take second
The Powell High School boys’ soccer team spent much of the season proving to naysayers that their status as one of the top teams in …
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Obituaries
Christine (Chrissie) Gorniak (nee Walztoni) Clark resident Christine “Chrissie” Gorniak, age 68, passed away April 30, 2019, at her home. Chris was born in Chicago on Oct. 26, 1950. She attended Chicago and Burbank, …
Mary Jeanne Middleton Stringer Richardson Mary Jeanne Middleton Stringer Richardson, 94, of Billings, Montana, passed away May 4, 2019, at Gallagher’s Assisted Living. Mary was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Karval, Colorado, to Clarence …
Susan Ann Marie Cowles Susan (Susie) Ann Marie Cowles (Montoya) was born April 23, 1948, to Emiliano and Celza (Sally) Montoya in Powell. She was the oldest of three children. Susie was loving and caring to her little …
Geraldean Hess Bessler Geraldean Hess Bessler, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Rexburg, Idaho, at The Homestead Assisted Living Center where she resided since July 2016. Gerry was born April 24, 1930, in Idaho …
Arden ‘Art’ Gene Fabricius Arden ‘Art’ Gene Fabricius Our dad would like to let you know that his work here is done. With great courage, he gave the final gift to his family and chose to go home to his Savior. …
Travel Guide — 2019 Check out our 2019 Travel Guide to Powell and the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Restaurant Guide — 2018 Check out our 2018 Restaurant Guide.
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    • Stop me if you’ve heard this one

      You don’t hear hilarious catch-lines like, “Sock it to me,” anymore. Nor will you hear “You bet your sweet bippy” or “Vedddy …

    • Heart Mountain Camp – The Blizzard of ’49

      Jan. 3, 1949, was around 70 years ago. I had just turned 9 and, while events of the next three days merge in my memory, the first minute or two …

    • Rethinking television

      I have always been a drug-free person. At least I used to be such a person, before myeloma and diabetes caught up with me a few years ago. …

    • So close, yet so far away

      Now where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself with a long-winded part one a few weeks ago? Oh yeah, small towns in close proximity yet …