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The five wrestlers who signed with the Eagles last fall are Nebraskans Cooper Cogdill of Chadron, Chance Helmick of Beatrice and Johnny Porter of Bellevue along with Zach Thompson of Powell , Wyo ., and Ethan Haddock of Ridgecrest, Calif. Both Helmick ...and more »

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University of Wyoming students Sean McDonald of Jackson, left, and Fred Eden of Powell , center, visit with Don Roth, director of UW's Professional Land Management Program. The two students received scholarships from the American Association of ...

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The 2014 Powell Pioneers should look a lot like the 2013 version, except for the glaring absence of their best player. Frankie Vogt, the 2013 North District Player of the Year and A-League All-State selection, will be ... Vogt assumed he would not be ...

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It's the same Powell Panther soccer team that has shut out three of its four opponents and outscored the competition 16-3. When it comes to soccer, Wagner ... Wagner's shoulders shrug it off. He's not new to Wyoming soccer, and he's not new to goaltending.and more »

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... became media sensations two weeks ago when their long-running dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, which, in concert with the U.S. Forest Service, manages grazing on public lands in 16 western states, including both Nevada and Wyoming .and more »

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Powell Tribune According to the letter, Dale Hobby, foreman of the Park County Road and Bridge Powell District, has attended most of the weekly project meetings and has expressed concerns the county has with the work being performed within county right of ways. But ... and more »

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Rich Crandall is no longer the director of the Wyoming Department of Education but he is still a state employee “for a short period of time.” “He is currently working for the Governor through the transition to answer any questions that may arise ... and more »

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The city of Powell is shifting gears on a hauling contract. The city will seek bids on hauling its municipal solid waste to a landfill. A legal notice in today’s paper announces that bids will be accepted for the hauling contract until 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. City Administrator Zane Logan said the request for bids was on the city website by 9 a.m. Monday. Previously, the city was strongly leaning toward having Dick Jones Trucking of Powell haul its solid waste to a city-owned landfill...

The invasive quagga and zebra mussels have not been detected in McPhee Reservoir, but they're causing havoc in nearby Lake Powell . Boat inspections at McPhee have been effective in keeping the pests out of local waters so far. However, with shrinking ...

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Decision had been scheduled for Monday but Logan says more time needed   The Powell City Council has junked a plan to make a decision Monday night on where to take the city’s garbage. City Administrator Zane Logan said Wednesday the issue will not be on the agenda for the next council meeting. It was a reversal of a statement made less than two hours earlier. Logan said around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday that he would recommend the city enter into an agreement with the city of Billings, Mont.,...

Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed in connection with a Northwest College student’s fatal fall from a Denver hotel balcony last month. International exchange student Levy Thamba, 19, jumped from a downtown Holiday Inn’s fourth floor balcony and died early on the morning of March 11. Thamba had been on a spring break trip with three fellow students from Northwest College and reportedly began acting erratically after consuming a marijuana cookie a few hours before the...
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Lone Ranger’s revolver acquired by BBCW
Hold onto your mask, Kemosabe. Forget about Johnny Depp and his ill-fated attempt to revive “The Lone Ranger” franchise. A relic from the glory days of the 1950s, when the Lone Ranger and his faithful companion Tonto chased bad guys in a weekly TV series, has landed at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. The BBCW has acquired the Lone Ranger revolver belonging to actor John Hart; it is on display in the center’s Cody Firearms Museum. Hart carried the Colt .45, a single-action...

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,”...

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...

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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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The Denver Channel Levy Thamba Pongi, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was studying to be an engineer at Northwest College in Powell , Wyoming . Investigators say he and three friends drove to Denver over spring break, and that they were staying at the ...'Wyoming student fell to death after eating marijuana cookie'Daily MailDenver coroner: Man fell to death after eating marijuana cookiesDenver PostStudent fell to death after eating pot cookie9NEWS.comThe...
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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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