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Powell education leaders are not fans of legislation moving through the Wyoming Legislature that would allow concealed-carry guns on their campuses as well as in some public meetings.

City leaders declined to comment on the proposed law, Wyoming House Bill 114.

Former Wyoming Sen. Al Simpson supports former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president.

“He is an executive,” Simpson said. “He administered a state. He has a remarkably facile mind and would outclass them all in a debate. Some are just lightweights, anyway.”

Local man searching for kidney donation

As a child, Marc Beaudry of Powell had some “really bad experiences” in a hospital, and that created an aversion to hospitals and doctors for him.

Counties seek dollars, aid from state

Officials unveil wish list to legislators; cash is at the top

County officials from around the Big Horn Basin have given state lawmakers their wish list for the current session.

bison advocacy group is opposing the killing of up to 900 bison exiting Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary.

So far, nearly 300 bison have been captured and will be killed.

Road-kill bill still alive

Wyoming House moves to legalize picking up dead animals

Road-killed wildlife has long been deemed gross and illegal to pick up in Wyoming, but state lawmakers have taken a first step toward removing one of those stigmas.

The Powell Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief.

Damian Dicks assumed leadership of the department on Jan. 12. He replaces Joey Darrah, who was the fire chief for nine years and will remain on as a firefighter.

County GOP blasts Mead on gay marriage

Gov. Matt Mead should ignore a federal judge and direct the state’s county clerks to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Park County Republican Party says.

An accidental fall down an embankment about a mile west of Powell claimed the life of a rural Powell woman Monday evening, authorities said.

Janet Lynn Poulsen, 59, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a roughly 15- to 20-foot fall down a steep embankment near a creek, said Park County Coroner Tim Power.

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead still doesn’t like the Affordable Care Act and still questions whether it’s financially sustainable. But he says it’s time for Wyoming to use the federal money made available in the act (often called Obamacare or the ACA) to help lower-income residents with their medical bills.

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