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Damaged roadways due to heavy rainfall will slow down local traffic after cracks appeared in Wyoming 296 last week. The damage is near Northwest College's A.L. Mickelson Field Station, and Wyoming Department of Transportation officials are monitoring the situation northwest of Cody.

With passage of the capital facilities tax to finance Powell’s new aquatic center in 2006, voters also authorized  $2 million for an endowment fund which pool planners hoped would finance annual operating costs from investment returns.

What will science standards look like in Wyoming’s K-12 schools?

That’s a question residents, educators and leaders across the state will consider in coming months.

Powell man stands accused of having threatened another man with a rifle after becoming upset with his driving on Saturday afternoon.

‘No immediate plans’ for development

Planning for future expansion, Powell school leaders signed off on a plan to purchase 19 acres of agricultural land on Tuesday. Located on Seventh Street between Powell High School and Absaroka Head Start, the site may someday house a new elementary school.

Powell’s police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for children under the age of 18.

Wyoming law says juveniles can’t have e-cigarettes if they contain nicotine, but Police Chief Roy Eckerdt says it’s nearly impossible for law enforcement to tell what someone’s smoking in the devices.

Night owls and early birds could dine late at night or very early in the morning, if the Powell City Council moves forward with a proposed ordinance change to allow 24-hour food service for transient businesses such as food trucks and trailers.

Ball and beer are often synonymous, but that might not be the case for the Powell Softball League.

Permit violations were observed last year, parks superintendent Del Barton said. On two separate occasions, players were observed drinking in the dugout and a spectator was as well, he said.

Wet conditions have triggered a series of mud and rock slides in the Wind River Canyon and have closed the road.

Authorities made the decision to close U.S. Highway 20 through the Canyon on Sunday night and it remained closed on Memorial Day. The highway is expected to remain closed until at least Tuesday, according to a Monday afternoon post on the Thermopolis 911 Communications Center's Facebook page.

Local voters didn’t want a new sales tax in 2012 — but how about now?

Government leaders from around Park County are wondering whether it’s worth going back to voters next year and asking for an extra 1 cent sales tax to bolster the budgets of the county and its cities.

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