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Rose M. Wright, fiber artist, and Robert Anderson, writer and author, both of West Wyoming , will bring their visual and literary art to the Evans and the Sherwood Galleries of the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500. Ever-changing Light ... and more »

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SALT LAKE CITY — The water supply manager for southwest Utah says the parched conditions over the past year underscore the need for the Lake Powell Pipeline as the region looks to shore up its water resources in the future. “I don't ... The snowpack ... Jolted by Reality, Colorado River Water Managers Plan for Persistent DroughtCircle of Blue WaterNewsall 3 news articles »

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Powell Tribune “Travel spending by all domestic and international visitors in Wyoming was approximately $3.1 billion in 2012. This is equivalent to approximately $8.5 million per day,” according to “Wyoming Travel Impacts, 1998-2012,” prepared for the Wyoming Office ... and more »

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How much for parks? Obama seeks $2.6 billion for national parks, but Congress may trim figure
President Barack Obama requested $2.6 billion for the National Park Service’s budget for fiscal year 2015, but it appears unlikely Congress will completely support the president’s proposed figure. Obama’s budget would boost the service’s essential programs and operational needs by $38.5 million and add $16.6 million for fixed cost increases, according to the Park Service. The federal FY 2015 budget runs Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015. While those numbers are on the table, Congress...

2-hour downtown parking limit kept, but council says businesses need to help themselves  The Powell City Council considered dropping the two-hour parking rule in downtown, but after a discussion agreed to keep it — and rarely enforce it. However, keeping the limit at two hours will still serve a purpose, even if few tickets are written, the council decided at its April 7 meeting. Mayor Don Hillman said the city should consider passing an ordinance to overturn the current parking law,...

Yancy and Robbi Welch of Powell are beginning their journey to South Korea on Wednesday, flying 13 hours nonstop from San Francisco to Seoul. These 10-days of “Seoul Searching” are the beginning of Robbi’s birth family search, and her first visit to her homeland. This experience was a Christmas gift from Robbi’s husband, Yancy. “What a truly thoughtful gift from him, and the best part ... he will be with me sharing my journey into an unfamiliar place where my infant life began,”...

A Wyoming college student from Powell made dubious history when he tragically died in Denver following eating a marijuana cookie, which is now legal in Colorado. Levy Thamba Pongi, 19, a native of the Republic of Congo, fell to his death from the ...

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Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Lower Powell Canyon, and subsequently in 1940 to a farm in the Gates Community. Following grade school there, he graduated from Broken Bow High School ... He then lived in St. George, UT while spending most of ... and more »

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If you've ever considered running for the Powell City Council, Park County Commission, Wyoming Legislature or another office, now's your chance. One month from today (Tuesday), the filing period will open for county, city, state and federal offices ...

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Casper Star-Tribune Online POWELL — The Wyoming Supreme Court says county attorneys must take a leading role in hearings to determine whether mentally ill patients should be held against their will. Under the law, persons judged to be a danger to themselves or others because of ...and more »

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POWELL , Wyo . — Merton Everly Rustad, 70, of Powell, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at RiverStone Hospice House in Billings after a lengthy illness. Merton was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Baker and was a graduate of Park County High School, Livingston ...

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Former Sen. Alan Simpson is making his pro-same sex marriage position even more public. Simpson speaks out in favor of gay unions in a 30-second TV commercial that will soon air in Wyoming and other Western states. “Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone, and you want to marry them, marry them,” Simpson said in the ad. In March, he and three Wyoming legislators, all Republicans, added their names to a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal court to overturn...

Horse roundup irks wild horse advocates
A wild horse advocacy group is upset following the roundup of 41 horses in the area, but the federal and state agencies involved say their actions were legal. The equines’ apparent imminent destruction — if it hasn’t already happened — at a slaughterhouse in Canada has further caused the horse advocates great discomfort. The Bureau of Land Management said it collected unauthorized domestic horses and is adhering to the law. On March 18-19, under Bureau of Land Management supervision,...

New Powell Middle School project moves forward
Bid awarded, work may begin this month   The Powell Middle School building — a hodgepodge of sections from the 1930s, 1950s and 1980s — will soon be replaced with a new $16.36-million modern facility. “It will be a new middle school, but it will be familiar looking because you’ll have the old gym as a kind of an anchor on the one end of it,” said Todd Wilder, coordinator of support services for Park County School District No. 1. The school will be located on the same campus as the...

A Powell teenager who had been missing since the weekend has been found and is safe, the Park County Sheriff's Office said Thursday morning. "The Park County Sheriff's Office wishes to express our appreciation to the concerned citizens who provided information aiding in our investigation and to those who provided comfort and support to the family," the office said in a posting on its Facebook page. The family of Garret Henderson, 14, had asked asking people to contact them or...

The Wyoming Supreme Court has clarified Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric’s job description — saying he needs to take a leading role in protecting the safety and rights of mentally ill patients held against their will. Police officers or mental health professionals, known as examiners, can detain individuals if there’s “reasonable cause” to believe they pose a threat to themselves or others as a result of mental illness. Assuming the individual continues to present a danger, the next step...

Location picked for new fair building
The best place for a new multi-use facility at the Park County Fairgrounds is right on top of the old exhibit halls it will replace, county officials decided last week. The spot “gives you something right in the heart” of the grounds, Plan One Architects Vice President Dan Odasz told Park County commissioners, fair board members and staff on April 1. A couple other locations had been seriously considered — including having the new facility run parallel to the fair office in the grassy...

The Powell Fire Department’s snozzle truck may begin its journey home starting the end of the first week in April. Park County Fire Protection District No. 1 purchased the $579,833 snozzle truck in June. The tanker has a 65-foot boom and nozzle attached to the end capable of piercing the toughest surfaces so Powell firefighters don’t have to scale steep, slick roofs. It was later discovered the inner boom had scratches or abrasions. So, Front Range Fire Apparatus of Denver, the company...

The New American During a recent campaign appearance in Powell , Wyoming , Haynes spoke to more than 50 people, promising that if he gets elected, he will usher in “a new day in the Republican Party.” Haynes is likely referring to the fact that as often as not ... and more »

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Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old student at Northwest College in Powell , Wyo ., died last month at a Holiday Inn in northeast Denver. On Wednesday, the Denver coroner released a report concluding that Thamba's death was caused by "multiple injuries due to a ...Wyoming college student plunges to death from Denver hotel balcony after ... WPTVMarijuana cookie bought in Colo. pot shop blamed in Wyoming student's suicide ... The Times-Picayuneall 230 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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