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Updated: 10/24/2014 12:12:16 PM +00:00
Council given briefing on new fairgrounds building
The Powell City Council was given a virtual tour Monday night of the new $2.7 million building being erected on the Park County Fairgrounds. The 16,000-square-foot building will be a multipurpose structure, including a 9,500-square-foot exhibit hall, two conference rooms with a potential to create a third, a kitchen, storage and other rooms and spaces. The current exhibition space, Bicentennial Hall, is 5,000 square feet. Fair Manager Jennifer Lohrenz and project manager Ron Yount of Plan...

Same-sex marriage arrives in Park County
Cody couple the first to get a license "I just can’t believe that it’s truly happening. We did it.” Disbelief was one of the emotions Nikki Reid was experiencing Tuesday night as she and Desiree Flowers looked over a Wyoming marriage license allowing the Cody couple to legally wed. Like many others, Reid didn’t expect same-sex marriage to become legal in Wyoming so abruptly, but it did at 10 a.m. Tuesday — the result of a series of decisions from federal judges over the past two weeks...

Sugar content up in beets
Warm weather no friend to ‘good’ harvest, which nears completion It’s been a warm October, which most people have reveled in. The people involved in this year’s sugar beet harvest are not among them. The warmer-than-normal conditions have forced them to “start early and quit early,” said Mark Bjornestad, Western Sugar’s senior agriculturalist. High internal temperatures in the beets are counterproductive, Bjornestad explained, so work is starting at 4:30 a.m. and knocking off as the...

Education: Byron public schools, 1962; Northwest College, Powell , Wyo ., 1964; University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo, bachelor's degree, 1966; Drake University; Creighton University. Work history: Iowa Power and LIght and subsequent companies, 1966-97; ...

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CWC plays Friday in Powell against Northwest Community College, then travels to Sheridan College for a Saturday afternoon match. "This is the toughest week of our season playing three sub-region matches all on the road," Stauffenberg said. "We have two ...

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Many people will remember him from his time as co-owner/operator of the Powell Bakery. More recently people would recognize him from his frequent bike rides in and around Powell . Mario Locatelli is survived by his wife Kim; his son Joe of Missoula; his ...

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10/21/2014
Sheriff’s employees help save life aboard flight Dispatchers from Park County travel to a software conference every year, but the recent event marked the first trip in which they were called upon to save someone’s life. “Usually,” said Park County Sheriff’s Office Communications Supervisor Monte McClain of the conference trip, “it’s a lot less dramatic.” McClain and three other folks with local law enforcement were heading home on a Friday morning flight from Reno, Nev., to Salt Lake...

Food drive yields a ton more than 2013
This year’s Loaves and Fishes food drive fetched a ton more food than last year. Wednesday night’s food drive yielded 7,898 pounds of food. The 2013 drive produced 5,884 pounds, said Cindy Balderas, Loaves and Fishes treasurer. “We are just so pleased with the food drive,” Balderas said Thursday. “A very rewarding and worthwhile night.” In addition, “we had over $1,000 in donations last night,” she said. That money will be earmarked for food they didn’t get from Wednesday’s...
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Powell Christian School relocates to old Southside School building
Trinity Bible Church leasing space to school The sounds of kids reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, learning the alphabet and singing songs have returned to the halls of the old Southside Elementary School building. The Powell Christian School started its new school year in the east wing of Trinity Bible Church, formerly Southside Elementary School. “It’s been such a blessing that Trinity had it available and that they were willing to lease it to us,” said Elizabeth Parker, a teacher...

Cody Enterprise A Powell man was killed in a single vehicle rollover crash on WYO 32 Saturday night. Christopher Boswell, 45, sustained fatal injuries at 10:50 p.m. when he was thrown from the 2009 GMC pickup he was driving.

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Powell Tribune A rollover Wednesday night took the life of a Powell man and hospitalized his passenger. The driver, identified as Christopher Boswell, 45, of Powell , was northbound in a 2009 GMC pickup on Wyo . Highway 32, approximately 2 miles north of the junction ... Powell Man Dies in Crash near Lovell...No SeatbeltK2 RadioSingle vehicle roll over results in fatality and seriously injures anotherOil Cityall 4 news articles »

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Casper Star-Tribune Online The Wyoming Business Council announced the winners of the seventh annual Agrbusiness Ag Photo Contest. Stacey Cannon from Powell won with for a photo called “Morning White.” “We initiated the contest in order to help promote agriculture around ...

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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...

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...

Prairie Star "Where we are, the sugarbeet harvest has been shut down because it is too hot to dig," said Camby Reynolds, farm manager at the University of Wyoming Agriculture Research Station near Powell , Wyo . During the first week of October, Powell had a high of ...and more »

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A Powell day care provider and her husband have been charged with child endangerment for allegedly keeping methamphetamine in the same home where the woman watched other people's children. Powell police say they found drug paraphernalia and a small ... Wyo . day care provider arrested on meth chargesLocalNews8.comRegion briefsGillette News Recordall 12 news articles »

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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 ...Game & Fish employee pleads guilty to accidentally shooting grizzly bear last fallThe RepublicG&F employee pleads guilty to mistakenly killing grizzlyPowell Tribuneall 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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