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August 26, 2014 7:42 am

High-speed pursuit ends with arrest

Written by CJ Baker

Lovell man alleged to have stolen two vehicles, fired multiple shots  

Powell police suspect a Lovell man committed a spree of crimes that included stealing two vehicles, firing shots into three others and leading officers on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning.

Israel Silva, 25, remained jailed and was awaiting formal charges Monday.

During a presentation laced with humor last week, Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa presented her “state of the college” address.

NWC classes opened Monday.

Among the highlights in Hicswa’s speech was the announcement of a new, $2 million endowment fund, the Forest Allen Family Ag Scholarship Endowment, recently established through the Northwest College Foundation. The fund will benefit students in the NWC agriculture program.

It’s a simple theory that has been proven time and time again: People working together can get more done.

The problem is how to get them to pull on the same end of the rope. Powell Economic Partnership, Inc. (PEP) has brought in some experts to help accomplish that goal and assist local businesses, nonprofit agencies and government entities.

August 21, 2014 7:24 am

Voters stick with incumbent commissioners

Written by CJ Baker

Park County Republican voters decided to stick with the county’s current commissioners, choosing to support incumbents Loren Grosskopf, Joe Tilden and Tim French.

Grosskopf was the top vote-getter, collecting 3,559 ballots (or 19.7 percent of the voter), followed by Tilden’s 3,532 (19.5 percent) and French’s 3,375 votes (18.7 percent).

August 21, 2014 7:23 am

Steward earns victory over challengers

Written by CJ Baker

Sheriff headed toward third full term thanks to strong Cody showing  

Overwhelming support from the Cody area carried Park County Sheriff Scott Steward to a primary election victory on Tuesday, overcoming strong support for challenger Bruce Olson in Powell, Meeteetse and Clark.

Dan Laursen unseated Dave Blevins for the Republican nomination for House District 25 Tuesday night.

Laursen received 1,062 votes, or 54.5 percent, while Blevins received 869 votes, or 44.6 percent. The .9 percent represents write-in votes. Under- and over-votes are not counted.

I’m floating!” Republican incumbent David Northrup said Tuesday after his primary-election win put him above Charles Cloud for District 50’s seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives.

“I’m pretty excited,” Northrup said. “Astrid (Northrup’s wife) is on one phone, I’m on the other. It’s a phone-call night.”