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School district adopts policy on social media
Powell school district employees must follow a new set of rules when they interact with students online, use personal web pages or …
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Park County dropping landfill rates
It’s getting a little bit cheaper to dump trash at Park County’s landfills. Last week, county commissioners voted 3-1 …
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PHS student wins Best of Show in state Junior Duck Stamp contest
Out of more than 200 entries from around the state, a Powell High School senior won the top prize in the 2019 Wyoming Junior Duck …
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Wolf numbers in Yellowstone Park decline
The gray wolf population in Yellowstone National Park has dropped to about 80 wolves, officials say — less than half of the high …
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Wyoming Fiddlers hold tight to beloved music
As light streamed through a wide window on a sleepy Sunday, John Greet heard a song he liked, politely asked the cutest girl in the …
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Cody man charged with stealing dozens of guns
After helping install a new furnace in a Cody woman’s home last year, a local man is alleged to have secretly returned to take …
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Local Sports
Former Trapper signs with Dakota Wesleyan
A former team captain and defensive standout for the Northwest College men’s soccer team will continue his playing career next …
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Cub tracksters compete at Worland
It was divide and conquer for the Powell Middle School track and field teams last week: Runners hit the road on April 18 for the …
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PHS track takes on Montana
The Powell High School track and field teams traveled north on Thursday and squared off against some of the best athletes Montana has …
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Panthers lose meeting of Top 2
The battle of the top two teams in Class 3A went Worland’s way on Thursday, as the unbeaten Warriors held on to the No. 1 spot …
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Worland gets the best of Lady Panthers
April has been a tough month for the Powell High School girls’ soccer team, as a 5-1 loss to Worland on Thursday left the Lady …
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Panthers outlast Riverton 2-1
After nearly a full week off from games, the Powell High School boys’ soccer team returned to the pitch Monday at home against …
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Obituaries
Ruric O’Brien Mason II, (O’Brien, OB) Ruric O’Brien Mason II passed away on April 21, 2019, at Powell Valley Hospital. He was 66. He was born on Feb. 14, 1953, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Ruric D. Mason …
Ronald Hugh Rickard Ronald Hugh Rickard passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2019, at Cody Regional Hospital. Ron was born July 18, 1939, in Glenrock, Wyoming, to Hugh and Audrey Rickard. Ron attended schools in Powell …
Glade Junior Williams Glade Junior Williams, 88, passed away April 19, 2019, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. Glade was born March 2, 1931, in Keetley, Utah, to Claudius Spencer Williams and Laurena Melba Parkinson …
Ruric O’Brien Mason II Ruric O’Brien Mason II, husband of Terry Odom, passed away at Powell Valley Heath Care on Sunday, April 21, 2019. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Thompson …
Norman Edward Nielsen Norman Edward Nielsen passed away on April 10, 2019. He was 100. He was born on Sept. 18, 1918, to Niels and Emma Nielsen. Norman graduated from Powell High School in 1936, and was the last …
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    • Of black holes and trolls

      There was big news on the astronomy front earlier this month when a team of researchers managed to take the picture of an actual black hole. It …

    • Heart Mountain Camp: A kid paradise

      (Little has been written about the Japanese Relocation Center’s second life — its continued occupation after the Japanese departed …

    • The distance that divides

      Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Possibly in some cases, but the breakup with my fiancée happened in 1989 and these last …

    • One for the ladies

      Ah, it’s great to see the word April in big letters on the calendar. It’s not that the first three months of 2019 have been so …