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Larry and Gloria Hedderman both feared they would never see each other alive again.

The Powell couple spent several hours Friday night and most of Saturday apart after a boating accident near the Horseshoe Bend Marina in Big Horn County. Gloria went into the water when their boat capsized in a sudden windstorm, and Larry had to scale the rocky cliffs nearby to find a perch for the night.

Citing his work in teaching and guiding Northwest College students and his extensive efforts on the NWC campus, the Wyoming Department of Education named Allan Childs of Powell a STEM Educator of the Year.

The second trailer to haul trash from Powell to Billings, Mont., was scheduled to arrive in August, but as October looms, it is still not here.

City Administrator Zane Logan said the trailer that the city ordered in May is not ready yet. There are problems with the “load cells,” electronic sensors that check the weight of the load, he said.

September 25, 2014 10:32 am

Endowment fund established in De Fina’s honor

Written by Ilene Olson

Thanks to an endowment in her honor, Helena De Fina’s work will continue long into the future, despite her untimely death in January.

De Fina devoted much of her life to preventing addictions and alcohol abuse among youth and promoting wellness in Park County communities, and her friends and her husband are working to make sure that legacy lives on.

September 25, 2014 9:47 am

Cody man dies after being hit by car

Written by CJ Baker

A 57-year-old man died after being hit by a vehicle late Wednesday night in Cody.

Hunters sighting in their rifles for the upcoming wolf hunting season in the trophy zone or anytime in the predator zone can lower their aim after a federal judge placed Wyoming wolves back under federal protections Tuesday.

“Don’t be hunting right now because they’re on federal protection,” said Jeff Obrecht, Game and Fish information officer in Cheyenne. “It’s not news that is welcomed. We’re disappointed and we hope legally we can get resolution that benefits the state of Wyoming.”

At a Monday hearing in Park County’s District Court, Bruce Watne was described as an upstanding man who has done many wonderful things for his family, his church, the Powell community and anyone young or old in need.

But Watne was in court because of the “awful” thing he did last summer: sexually abusing a pre-teen boy.