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A woman who fished mail and checks out of post office bins around the state — and then forged them into $19,000 worth of personal checks — has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. Stefani Ruland, 40, was caught and arrested by Cody police in January as a result of cooperation between several agencies, including the Johnson and Sheridan county sheriff’s offices and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Charging documents in the case say Ruland would “fish” for...

Sheriff’s race heats up
The candidates for Park County Sheriff took some shots at one another during a Monday night forum in Clark. Park County Sheriff Scott Steward’s two challengers — Deputy Bruce Olson and former deputy Roger Dunn — said the sheriff’s leadership is lacking, while Steward shot back that they were inventing problems. “In order to justify running for sheriff, I think that some of my opponents, I think they have to raise issues and raise problems that aren’t problems to be able to solve...

A national treasure; Crow elder Bulltail: Lessons to be learned from ancient legends
Crow tribe elder Grant Bulltail absorbed energy from Heart Mountain Friday and shared with those listening to him. Bulltail’s presentation was part of the fourth annual Plains People’s seminar organized by Wyoming Humanities Council, Park County Library Foundation and Park County Library System. There is energy in the earth and energy on Heart Mountain, a place sacred to the Crow. It was gorgeous where Bulltail held court about three-quarters of the way up the mountain. Pine and aspen...

KOWB 2014 Wyoming American Legion Baseball Class A Championships: Thursday: 9 am: Rock Springs vs. Douglas. 12 pm: Cody vs. Riverton. 4 pm: Green River vs. Casper. 7 pm: Powell vs. Laramie. Friday: 9 am: Rock Springs-Douglas loser vs. Cody-Riverton ...and more »

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Billings Gazette POWELL , Wyo . — A 75-year-old Park County farmer has died in an accidental drowning in an irrigation canal. The Park County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Clifford Blackwell. Police theorize that Blackwell may have slipped and fell into the ... and more »

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Swede Fire grows to 1,500 acres; Will be allowed to burn, say officials
The Swede Fire on the North Fork of the Shoshone River had grown to 1,500 acres by Sunday. Lightning ignited the fire that was reported Wednesday by a member of the Shoshone National Forest fire crew, said Kristie Salzmann, Shoshone spokesperson. Following a night-time infrared flight and a flight over the fire Sunday morning, Shoshone National Forest personnel were able to calculate the most recent size to 1,500 acres, Salzmann said. The fire is ablaze in the Burned Timber and Swede...

Charlotte Bell of Ogden, Utah, has gotten the message. If the PHS Alumni Association is going to make its 100th anniversary all-class reunion its last in 2015, the 1958 graduate of Powell High School wants to be there. Bell is rallying her class to come together in what would be a 57-year reunion — not a year that would normally be cause for celebration. And she wants to encourage the classes of 1957 and 1959 to join in for one last hurrah. That’s the sort of thing that reunion planners...

‘Motor City Madman’ headed this way
After almost a half century as a rock star, Ted Nugent has become better known for his fiery conservative political stances and statements that have made him a favorite of the Tea Party movement. To his critics, however, Nugent is outspoken, outrageous and out of control. The “Motor City Madman,” as he has long billed himself, has focused much of his energy on conservative politics as well as gun and hunting rights in recent years. Nugent is scheduled to speak at noon Saturday at the Big...

KGWN The conference will be held in Powell , Wyoming on September 11-13. The deadline to apply for funds is August 20, 2014. The available funds are generated through a silent auction held at previous Preserve Wyoming conferences. The monies can be used ...

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Washington Times Stringer led the Powell Panthers to four state 3A titles, most recently last fall when Powell beat Douglas in overtime. He was named Wyoming's 3A coach of the year both in 2011 and 2013. More than 80 past and present Powell football players attended ... Powell mourns Stringer's death, celebrates his lifeBillings GazettePowell's Jim Stringer was more than just a football coachCasper Star-Tribune Onlineall 24 news articles »

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The Republic POWELL , Wyoming — One of Wyoming's top high school football coaches is being remembered in Powell as someone who could bring a smile to anyone's face, even under the toughest of circumstances. The Casper Star-Tribune reports ...

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There’s a $600,000 question mark in this year’s budget for Park County School District No. 1. The 2014-15 budget approved by Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees last week includes general fund revenue estimated at roughly $24.4 million and expenses of around $25 million. The $600,000 difference is to pay for the education of students living in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park — if they are included in the Powell school district. “It’s still up in the air,”...

Several candidate forums are scheduled in coming days as local races heat up prior to the Aug. 19 Republican primary. The Powell Tribune will host a forum for House Districts 25 and 50 candidates on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. At 6:30 p.m., House District 25 Rep. Dave Blevins and challenger Dan Laursen will debate the issues in their race. At approximately 7:15 p.m., District 50 Rep. David Northrup and challenger Charles Cloud will take the stage. The...

For love and money; Temporary workers keep the Park County Fair chugging along
Mary and Ed Wenzel never were big fair fans. Strolling the midway, going on the rides and chowing down on the numerous food offered at the booths wasn’t their idea of a fun way to spend a summer day. But this week, for the third straight summer, the Wenzels are fair fixtures. The difference? They are now fair employees. “It’s fun,” Mary said Tuesday afternoon. They are two of about 60 workers hired to work before, during and after the fair, according to Gladys Schwab, who was working as...

KGWN POWELL , Wyo . (AP) — One of Wyoming's top high school football coaches is being remembered in Powell. Residents are gathering this morning at Panther Stadium for a memorial service for Jim Stringer, who died Friday. Stringer led the Powell Panthers to ...and more »

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Stringer’s death shocks, saddens community
Tremendous outpouring of support for late football coach and his family   The Powell Panthers football team has enjoyed two straight undefeated seasons, but it was dealt an unimaginable loss Friday morning. Panthers football coach and PHS teacher Jim Stringer died from an apparent pulmonary cardiac arrest suffered around 11:05 a.m. at his home on Lane 9 1/2 in rural Powell. Stringer was taken by ambulance to Powell Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Park County...

KTVQ Billings News Powell , Wyoming , head football coach Jim Stringer died unexpectedly Friday morning of a heart attack, according to the Powell Tribune. The Tribune states that Park County Coroner Tim Power said Stringer suffered an apparent pulmonary cardiac arrest at ...Heart attack takes life of Powell football coachThe Rangerall 4 news articles »

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Casper Star-Tribune Online The Haire girls, both of Powell , and two other teens, Kylie Olinger, 15, and Melani Madden, 13, both of California, were enjoying a peaceful float down the Shoshone River on tubes July 9 when they realized they had gone past a little waterfall that ...

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... named the Wyoming Coaches Association 3A Football Coach of the Year. He also claimed the award in 2011. The tall, burly, bearded coach guided his teams to victory repeatedly. But aside from his success on the gridiron, Stringer was known in the ... Heart attack claims the life of Powell football coachCasper Star-Tribune OnlinePowell High School football coach Stringer diesColumbus Ledger-Enquirerall 11 news articles »

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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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