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A Powell volunteer firefighter was injured Thursday morning when he fell through the ceiling of a warehouse where a fire was smoldering.

Fireman Dustin Dicks was transported to Powell Valley Hospital at about 8:50 a.m. after being carried out of a warehouse in the 100 block of North Absaroka Street by other firefighters.

Plans are underway to update and revise the comprehensive plan for the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.

The path, also known as the Nee-Mo-Poo Trail, follows the 1877 flight of the non-treaty Nez Perce Native American tribe from their homelands in Oregon while being pursued by U.S. Army.

September 18, 2014 7:24 am

Neubert named local Teacher of the Year

Written by Tessa Schweigert

A teacher who instructs every local elementary student was named the Park County School District No. 1 Teacher of the Year.

Marsha Neubert has taught for 25 years. She spent most of her career in the gymnasium as a P.E. instructor. Seven years ago, she made the transition to become the full-time health teacher for Powell’s elementary schools.

September 17, 2014 3:51 pm

Judge declines to shorten killer’s sentence

Written by CJ Baker

A young man who was involved in a triple murder in Clark isn’t getting out of the life-long prison sentence he agreed to last year.

In a succinct Tuesday decision, District Court Judge Steven Cranfill denied a request to give Stephen Hammer, 20, the chance to one day become eligible for parole. As a result, Hammer still has no opportunity at ever being paroled.

September 16, 2014 7:36 am

Biggest campaign spenders see mixed success

Written by CJ Baker

Primary candidates spent more than $110,000 during races  

If money were all it took to win an election, Park County would have a couple different lawmakers, a new commissioner and another clerk.

But campaign finance reports filed after last month’s primary election show that spending the most money was no guarantee of success: the biggest spenders prevailed in only four of the eight races that were contested locally.

The contractor building a 40-plus mile pipeline north of Powell has broken several utility lines, prompting concern by Northwest Rural Water District, the potable water provider the contractor is building the line for.

An unusual number of utility lines are being damaged, said Dossie Overfield, Northwest manager.

September 16, 2014 7:23 am

PHS Homecoming events this week

The Powell Panthers football team will play its first home game of the season Friday night, the culmination of Homecoming week at Powell High School.

It will be the first time the team plays at Panther Stadium following the death of coach Jim Stringer. The defending three-time class 3A champions are undefeated in 3A play this season. The Panthers take on Riverton at 7 p.m. Friday.