Powell, WY


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Routine maintenance revealed water damage

One of Northwest College’s residence halls will get an unplanned makeover this summer, with water damage significant enough to warrant closing the building for the 2017-18 school year.

From Peru to Yellowtail

Herder and goats helping state fight invasive weeds

Out in the heat, amongst rattlesnakes and more skeeters than most people can stand, a Peruvian man named Elvis and his constant companion, a Welsh collie named Pepsi, tend to 450 nannies and their kids.

Krone to take plea deal in theft case

Details not yet public

Former Cody lawmaker Sam Krone, facing allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from a local lawyers’ association, has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors.

As Richard Jones approached a hiker in a backcountry area of Yellowstone National Park, he knew something was wrong.

Flooding in June dealt more than $900,000 worth of damage to Park County’s road and bridges, county officials say.

Downtown to get new banners

City council approves business-sponsored banners celebrating Trappers, Panthers

The ragged banners flapping on downtown light posts are set to be replaced under a local committee’s plan to revitalize the area; the Powell City Council gave the go-ahead to the plan for the new banners last week.

A lightning bolt from a Wednesday evening thunderstorm led to a power pole catching on fire later that night. More than 1,000 Powell households and businesses temporarily lost power around midnight while the pole was extinguished.

Powell Hospital District has more money on hand at the start of the coming fiscal year than it did a year ago.

It only took several minutes of fierce wind to topple a decades-old tree on a Heart Mountain homestead Monday.

PHS modifies grading scale

The definition of a “D” is changing at Powell High School.

When students resume classes in August, they will be graded under a new scale for D’s and F’s. For years, a grade of 65 to 69 percent meant a D, “which is a pretty short window,” PHS Principal Jim Kuhn said during a recent presentation to the school board.

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