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Updated: 10/20/2014 9:58:45 AM +00:00
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Bruce Hinchey, president of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming , said he's a believer. ... Fans can join in the effort to raise money to battle breast cancer by purchasing pink bandanas for $1 apiece from the Powell High School National Honor Society.

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Thanks to local volunteers, the Seven Mountain Shoshone River Access area just east of Cody, Wyo ., was improved during a special three-day celebration of National Public Lands Day. The improvements provide safer passage for wildlife and resulted in an ...

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CROPS – “Quitin' Time” taken in Chugwater, Wyo ., by Tricia Sagner of Chugwater. LIVESTOCK –“The Honor System” by Chuck White of Cheyenne and taken at the Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne. PEOPLE/RECREATION –“Draggin' Calves” by Tricia Sagner ...

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‘I plan on beating this,’ Mayor Don Hillman opens up about battle with liver cancer
Mayor Don Hillman is fighting liver cancer. Hillman, 72, has missed a few days of work and was not at the Oct. 6 Powell City Council meeting. But Hillman said he aims to regain his health and continue to serve as mayor. “I hope I beat this cancer,” he said in an interview with the Powell Tribune at his City Hall office Tuesday. “And if I do, I fully intend to run for another term as mayor. “I like my job and I like Powell,” he said. “I plan on beating this.” Hillman learned he had cancer...

Powell Tribune Thumbs up to Powell students topping the statewide average on the annual Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, commonly known as PAWS. But we also appreciate and admire Superintendent Kevin Mitchell for expressing the view that while he's ...

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Powell Tribune That's the name for the sobriety program being rolled out for examination in Wyoming in the next few days. The 24/7 sobriety program was approved by the Legislature this year and signed into law by Gov. Matt Mead. The attorney general's office has been ...

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Voters should keep Park County District Court Judge Steven Cranfill and Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters on their respectives benches, Wyoming attorneys say. Some 85.3 percent of lawyers surveyed by the Wyoming State Bar said they support keeping Waters on as a Circuit Court judge, while 77.6 percent want to retain Cranfill as a District Court judge. The State Bar released the results of its biennial Judicial Advisory Poll on Tuesday. Close to 100 attorneys who’ve appeared before...

Earl Durand suspected of robbing Sawyer’s Groceries in 1938
Though not widely known, two brothers are convinced the outlaw Earl Durand knocked off a grocery store in 1938, months before his worldwide journey to both infamy and notoriety. Brothers Ken and LaVern Johnson witnessed the robbery. Marjie White, Park County Museum Board oral historian, interviewed LaVern June 15, 2006, from his Willwood home. LaVern died in 2007. From Powell, White interviewed Ken Oct. 2, 2014, from his Elk Horn, Neb., home. The brothers’ lively accounts...

Powell Tribune Up to 75 percent of the affiliate's net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening opportunities for medically underserved women in Wyoming .and more »

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The Panthers are thinking pink. The Powell High School National Honor Society will be conducting a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation during the football game between Powell and Jackson Hole Friday night — and the gridders are taking part. The PHS football team will be wearing pink and white socks, and the cheerleaders will wear bows to show their support for defeating cancer. NHS will sell pink bandanas for $1 apiece. Club members also will sell tickets for a 50/25/25 split...

Oil City (Casper, Wyo.) – The winners of the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division's 7th Annual Agricultural Photo Contest have been chosen. The grand prize winner was Stacey Cannon from Powell , Wyo ., for her photo “Morning White” taken in Deaver, ...and more »

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A Wyoming Game and Fish employee did everything right after mistaking a grizzly bear for a black bear during a 2013 hunting trip: he immediately notified authorities and fully cooperated with their investigation. But Luke Ellsbury’s mistakes — killing a grizzly bear and firing at it from a spot too close to the North Fork Highway — resulted in more than $10,000 in financial penalties last week. The sentence was roughly in line with similar instances in Park County in recent...

Wyoming’s 24/7 sobriety program will be rolled out in the next few days for the public to examine and comment on, according to an aide to Gov. Matt Mead. The program aims at reducing alcohol-related crimes by testing people convicted of such offenses twice a day. It should be in place by the end of the year or the first part of 2015, according to J. Michael “Mike” Reed, the impaired driving policy analyst who works in the governor’s policy office. Senate File 31 created the program...

Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes needs food; Drive set for Wednesday
With their edible inventory nearly depleted, Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes is asking the community to replete their stores. “Our shelves are bare,” said said Cindy Balderas, Loaves and Fishes treasurer. From January to September, 719 families have been served. That includes 2,437 individuals, Balderas said. Loaves and Fishes is organizing a door to door food drive from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. It’s simple, just have the food ready when a youth group member knocks or, if you won’t be...

Grizzly bear captured
Bruin trapped in rural Park County subdivision late Tuesday    A grizzly bear has been captured near the Eaglenest subdivision. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department received several tips last week about a black bear in the area, but they were unable to track it, said Luke Ellsbury, Game and Fish large carnivore biologist in Cody. On Tuesday, Ellsbury, working with Dusty Lasseter, Game and Fish bear wise community coordinator in Cody, found the bruin’s trail. They set a culvert trap in...

Wolves’ past, present and uncertain future
USFS wolf coordinator looks at differing views on the canine during lecture   Although the future of wolves in Wyoming is uncertain due to the latest court rulings, the animal’s past and present were outlined by a federal official at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West last week. “I would say there’s a polarity that comes with wolves, either you like them or you really dislike them,” said Mike Jimenez, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s wolf coordinator for the Northern Rockies. Jimenez...

The NextGen electronic medical records system in use at Powell Valley Healthcare still is causing headaches, and those headaches are likely to get worse before they get better. While a team from NextGen has made some progress in correcting interface and other problems with the $2 million system purchased two years ago, significant difficulties remain. Bill Patten, chief executive officer for Powell Valley Healthcare, told the PVHC board last week that he still is trying to work with...

POWELL , Wyo . (AP)-- A Wyoming Game and Fish employee has pleaded guilty to mistakenly shooting a grizzly bear last fall with a shot fired too close to a road. The Powell Tribune reports, Luke Ellsbury entered pleas to the misdemeanor charges Monday in ...G&F employee pleads guilty to mistakenly killing grizzlyPowell TribuneGame & Fish employee pleads guilty to accidentally shooting grizzly bear last fallThe Republicall 44 news articles »

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POWELL , Wyo . (AP) - Riley Stringer started Friday morning like every other morning since his father died. He lay in his bed, clutching one of his father's favorite T-shirts, the one with the sleeves cut off, with brown stains and a hole in the right ... and more »

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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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