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There was a turkey hunt Friday at Powell Middle School. But the only danger faced by the “turkeys” in question was having a fun time. The turkeys were really principal Kyle Rohrer and … more
Across the state of Wyoming, large gatherings are again being prohibited as part of efforts to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. Starting today (Tuesday), the number of people allowed … more
The Northwest College Board of Trustees selected Lisa Watson as interim president following a special online meeting Thursday. Watson and the board negotiated a one-year contract with a clause … more
Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa likely didn’t want to be the bearer of bad news at her last board of trustees meeting, but she had to inform the board that Gov. Mark Gordon has … more
For the first time in Powell history, a volunteer firefighter has been named Wyoming Firefighter of the Year. Tommy May was nominated for the award by the American Legion Hughes-Pittinger Post 26 … more
A Powell Police Department employee is facing the possibility of additional jail time in connection with allegations that she drank alcohol while on probation for a July DUI. The allegations all … more
Though extremely rare, rabies affects a diverse number of animal species in Wyoming. One particularly pungent rodent is carrying the disease north, slowly waddling through the state and concerning … more
A multi-million dollar effort to repair a section of the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway that was damaged by a landslide has been suspended until May. Condon-Johnson & Associates of Kent, … more
The Wyoming Department of Health conducted a complaint and COVID-19-focused infection control and prevention survey of the Powell Valley Care Center. The evaluation was completed Sept. 25 and … more
It wasn’t until 1955 — 65 years after Wyoming became a state — that hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in the Cowboy State. But hunters’ interest has continued to … more
It is expected that more holiday gifts and greetings will be sent through the mail this year, as families and friends will hold virtual celebrations instead of opening gifts in person. The U.S. … more
The Park County Sheriff’s Office has once again received several complaints from residents who received a call from a person claiming to be an employee of the office. The caller states that the … more
The perennially-popular 4x4 Exhibit & Sale at Northwest College will still take place this holiday season but with a cyber twist. Rather than hosting an in-person event in December, as in … more
The view from Park County-area highways improved this year as hundreds of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers cleaned their 2-mile highway sections. In its 31st year, Wyoming’s Adopt-A-Highway … more
Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners moved last week to ban large power snares as part of a suite of potential changes to trapping regulations. Department employees will draft a large power-trap … more
The local veterans’ service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will be available for telephone appointments only throughout December. Brad Cline is available to discuss state and … more
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has denied a request by a Park County committee to take over management of the Beartooth Ranch. A committee that’s been working to improve the ranch … more
The Powell community Thanksgiving meal has been canceled. In an email Wednesday to the Trinity Bible Church congregation, Pastor Doug Siggins announced the unfortunate news. After listening … more
The ag facility at Powell High School is nearing completion. It was unveiled to members of the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees during a tour before the Oct. 27 board … more
Plans to build a new regional office for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Cody are continuing, with preliminary plans showing an impressive footprint and facade. The facility is expected to … more
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