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The Vikings (3-16, 1-7 Big Sky) hit the road once more for a trip through the state of Montana this week. It will be the only meetings with the Montana schools this season as the Big Sky Conference moved to an unbalanced schedule this season with the ...

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Casper Star-Tribune Online CODY — Organizers of Cody's annual Wild West Balloon Fest have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years. Committee president Mikki Smith said the 12-member organizing committee voted unanimously on Jan. 21 to end the August event.and more »

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Certainly, after repeated violations it's tough for him to plead ignorance of the law so that tells me the guy just doesn't care about game laws, doesn't think they are important, and by flaunting the regulations he consistently shows disrespect for ...

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Powell Tribune For those of us in the northwest corner of the state, we're about as far away from Cheyenne as Wyoming residents can get. But that doesn't mean we can't be involved. Thanks to the Wyoming Legislature's website, legisweb.state.wy .us, you can easily ...

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Dan Laursen, R-Powell , who sits on the wildlife committee. “I think they got plenty to do,” Laursen said of Game and Fish employees. “I don't think they have time for that (road kill).” He would also rather have the dead animals collected by the ...

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Officials unveil wish list to legislators; cash is at the top County officials from around the Big Horn Basin have given state lawmakers their wish list for the current session. At a meeting with local legislators last month, commissioners and other elected officials from Park County and the rest of the Basin asked lawmakers to give their counties: • more money in general. • the ability to get state worker’s compensation coverage for themselves. • the ability to put county employees in...

Yellowstone under fire for killing some bison
A bison advocacy group is opposing the killing of up to 900 bison exiting Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary. So far, nearly 300 bison have been captured and will be killed. A Yellowstone official said removal is necessary to control the population, but the Buffalo Field Campaign in West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Mont., believes the park can support more bison than allowed by the agreement struck in 2000 by the federal government and the state of Montana. Meanwhile, a...

Basinsradio Wyoming Main Street recognizes community diversity throughout the state and levels of readiness to pursue full Main Street certification. In order to minimize local costs, effectively reach the entire spectrum of communities and efficiently distribute ...

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KTVQ Billings News POWELL , Wyo . - The Wyoming woman who was found dead near an irrigation ditch on Tuesday died after she fell into the ditch while walking her dog. Park County Coroner Tim Power said that an autopsy performed Wednesday showed that Janet Lynn ...

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The Powell Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief. Damian Dicks assumed leadership of the department on Jan. 12. He replaces Joey Darrah, who was the fire chief for nine years and will remain on as a firefighter. “He did a good job,” Dicks said. “It was time. It was just time.” Dicks, 41, is a computer services coordinator at Northwest College. He lives in rural Powell and has been with the department for 12 years, the last three as assistant chief. His brother Dustin is also a...

Gov. Matt Mead should ignore a federal judge and direct the state’s county clerks to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Park County Republican Party says. Local Republican leaders told Mead in a letter sent last week that “you violated your oath of office to defend Wyoming and our statutes” by choosing not to appeal the October ruling that legalized gay marriage in the state. The Park County GOP said U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper had no authority...

KTVQ Billings News POWELL , Wyo . - A Wyoming woman who was last seen walking her dog Monday evening was found dead early Wednesday morning on the side of an irrigation path in Powell, according to the Park County Sheriff's Office. The cause of the woman's death was ...Missing Wyoming woman found dead near canal fell 15-20 feetScottsbluff Star HeraldCoroner: Powell woman whose body was found near canal fell 15-20 feet to her ... The Tribuneall 16 news articles »

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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. Poulsen had reportedly been out walking her dog. Power said authorities don’t know why she fell, but he said the embankment was slick with frost and ice. Poulsen’s father...

Governor: It’s time to expand Medicaid in Wyoming
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. Mead’s administration has proposed a plan that would expand Medicaid benefits to thousands of uninsured Wyomingites under the health care law. “We don’t have to like the (Affordable Care...

Ice rescue training; Instruction aims to save victims and rescuers
CODY — The Park County Sheriff’s Office hosted a two-day ice rescue course for Search and Rescue personnel Saturday and Sunday. The training focused on the skills necessary to conduct open ice self-rescues effectively as well as the rescue of victims who have become trapped by falling through the ice. Classroom training Saturday included sessions on rescue skills and techniques such as preplanning, evaluation of the rescue environment, equipment, rope rescue, personal safety and...

Hard work paid off big time; Successful farmer donates $1 million for NWC ag scholarships
As he looked over his new homestead between Powell and Cody on a snowy day in 1948, Forrest Allen knew he was poised at the edge of a new life. His first impression was, it would be “a lot of work,” he recalled during a recent interview at his home, where he still lives on the farm more than 66 years later. Allen grew up on a sheep ranch in Ryegate, Mont., and was no stranger to working hard to make a living off the land. Eventually, his hard work and frugal living would enable him to make...

Daily Caller But despite the consequences, a local police chief in Wyoming has noted that marijuana use has exploded as a result of marijuana flowing across the Colorado border. “We're seeing it here,” Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt said, referring to the dramatic ...Casper Star-Tribune named newspaper of the yearCasper Star-Tribune Onlineall 26 news articles »

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‘Just hurt and sad,’ School board votes to oust head volleyball coach during packed meeting
Dozens of supporters clad in orange and black showed up Tuesday night for a school board decision that was quick and unanimous: Cindi Smith will no longer coach the Powell High School volleyball team. The Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a list of coaches for the fall 2015-16 season that didn’t include Smith’s name, leaving the head volleyball coach position vacant. Tim Wormald, the PHS athletic director, and Kevin Mitchell, the district...

POWELL, Wyo. - Bowlers across the Big Horn Basin will be rolling for dollars and prizes Saturday, March 29, during the Northwest College Alumni Bowl-A-Thon at lanes in Cody, Lovell, Powell and Worland.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The public is invited to an evening of culture and fun at Korean Night Tuesday, March 18, from 7-9 p.m. in the DeWitt Student Center on the NWC Campus.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The Northwest College Enactus Team will collect canned food from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Blair’s and Mr. D’s groceries in Powell.

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POWELL, Wyo. - Big Horn Basin residents can get a taste of Great Britain and Irish pub culture right here in Powell Thursday evening, March 20.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The enrollment deadline for a nine-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) class is Monday, March 10. The WFR course will be held Saturday-Sunday, April 12-20, at the Northwest College Mickelson Field Station near Sunlight.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The Northwest College board of trustees will conduct its monthly meeting Monday, March 10, in Room 2201 of the NWC Cody Center.

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POWELL, Wyo. - Marc Wall, a longtime United States Foreign Service officer, will talk about changing security, economic and political landscapes in a 4 p.m. program Thursday, March 6, in Room 70 of Northwest College's Fagerberg Building.

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POWELL, Wyo. - National Geographic field staff writer Mark Jenkins lived and hunted last winter with Asian tribesmen who use skis and lassos to hunt elk. He'll talk about his experience with the Kazakh and Tuvan tribes in a 7 p.m. program Wednesday, March 5, in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building at Northwest College.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The Northwest College Forensics Team finished its regular season claiming gold at the Western States Forensics Association Tournament in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 14-16.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The V-day movement to stop violence against women takes center stage in Powell with a 7 p.m. performance of the "The Vagina Monologues" Friday, Feb. 28, in Northwest College's DeWitt Student Center Lounge.

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POWELL, Wyo. - Vendor tables are still available for the Tack and Garage Sale Saturday, March 1, at the Northwest College Equine Center on Road 9½.

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POWELL, Wyo. - Artistic reflections from a cowboy who spent many nights "under a blanket of starry skies" go on display Tuesday, Feb. 25, in SinClair Gallery.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The public is invited to learn about the land of the rising sun at Japanese Night Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 7-9 p.m. in the DeWitt Student Center on the Northwest College Campus.

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POWELL, Wyo. - A complimentary "Tips to Improve Your Sales" presentation will be given from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Worland Community Center.

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POWELL, Wyo. - Amid roving Chinese dragons and virtual fireworks at a Lunar New Year Celebration Friday evening, Jan. 31, the Northwest College Foundation announced success in raising just over $480,000 to create an Intercultural Center.

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POWELL, Wyo. – Northwest College named 371 to its 2013 fall semester honor rolls, including local students.

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POWELL, Wyo. - The Wild West Players, the community theatre group at Northwest College, will hold auditions Tuesdays and Wednesday, Feb. 11, 18 and 19 for several spring performances.

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POWELL, Wyo. - A free one-day class, including lunch, will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 12, to help Big Horn Basin businesses develop a culture of innovation that includes the entire staff from CEO to part-time help.

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POWELL, Wyo. - According to social scientists, the success of business, philanthropic and personal endeavors depends a lot on social capital. A six-hour class offered Saturday, Feb. 8, in Powell will show participants how to build social capital to create value-added living.

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POWELL, Wyo. - Powell-area residents are invited to participate in a variety of safety activities from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the lounge of the DeWitt Student Center at Northwest College.

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