Local News
Sick bull elk put down near Powell
A 6x6 bull elk was dispatched by wildlife managers on Friday after being found in poor condition outside of Powell. Earlier in the …
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New program aims to renew Powell's aging urban forest
The beautiful ash trees lining city hall will be gone and so will most of Powell’s oldest trees. Sooner rather than later, …
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Congress fails to reauthorize conservation fund
As Congress broke for the Christmas break — and in a partial government shutdown — the Land and Water Conservation Fund …
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Partial shutdown brings mixed impacts for local federal employees
The partial shutdown of the federal government has affected many national parks and services in the Powell area. For some federal …
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School board trustee Don Hansen undergoes double-lung transplant
For nearly two years, Don Hansen had been on the waiting list for a double- lung transplant. “Every time the phone rang, your …
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Local Sports
Lady Panthers second at Big Horn Basin Shootout
The championship game of the Big Horn Basin Classic girls’ basketball tournament — between undefeated Class 2A powerhouse …
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Panthers 1-2 at Big Horn Basin Classic
The weekend was a mixed bag for the Powell High School boys’ basketball team, as the Panthers finished 1-2 at the Big Horn Basin …
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Panther swimmers third at Worland Invite
It was a rough outing at last weekend’s Worland Invitational for the Powell High School boys’ swimming and diving team, as …
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Trappers down Williston State in OT thriller
Led by sophomore Reme Torbert’s first triple-double in Trapper red, the Northwest College men’s basketball team started …
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Williston State outlasts Lady Trappers 73-72
The first two times the Northwest College women’s basketball team faced Williston State this season, the young and inexperienced …
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Panther grapplers impress at Bozeman Invite
The Powell High School wrestling team opened 2019 on the road last weekend, competing at the Tom LeProwse Invitational in Bozeman, …
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Travel Guide — 2018 Check out our 2018 Travel Guide to Powell and the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Restaurant Guide — 2018 Check out our 2018 Restaurant Guide.
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Obituaries
Dawn Lee (Rendel) McEachron Dawn Lee (Rendel) McEachron, 54, passed away at her home in Deaver, Wyoming, on Jan. 7, 2019.  She was born in Syracuse, New York, on July 14, 1964, to Allen D. Rendel and Barbara E. …
Geraldean ‘Gerry’ Bessler Geraldean Bessler, formerly of Powell, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at The Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rexburg, Idaho. She was married to the late Felix Bessler and the mother of daughter …
Carl Raymond Bechtold On Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, Carl Raymond Bechtold, passed away at the age of 86.  He was born April 6, 1932, in Shell, Wyoming, to Ethel (Collingwood) and John J. Bechtold, Jr. He graduated …
Jack Levandoski World War II veteran Jack Levandoski died Dec. 23, 2018, at Rocky Mountain Manor in Powell. He was 92. Jack had been a resident of Powell for just over two years, having moved to the community to …
Gwendolyn Geraldine Purdy Beck Gwendolyn Geraldine Purdy Beck, 101, of Powell, died on Dec. 27, 2018, at the Spirit Mountain Hospice House in Cody.  She was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Hildreth, Nebraska, and was 101 years old. …
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    • Wyoming and other fences: A testament?

      The high stakes poker being played out in Washington, allegedly, centers on building a wall to keep out undesirable elements — terrorists, …

    • A country, shut down

      OK. We’ve got a pissing contest in Washington. We have a leader who has moved all of his chips onto one number and is challenging the …

    • All I need for Christmas

      I guess I made a pretty good haul this Christmas. A few things were missing from my wish list, even though really, I’d have been content …

    • Lessons on giving from my grandmother

      Euphemia Hayman Reher grew up in what she referred to as “want,” thanks to her Scots-Canadian coal mining father who tended to drink away …