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Daniel Bradford was the first out of the gate as the East Entrance to Yellowstone opened Friday morning at 8 a.m. sharp. The Cody resident arrived at the gate at 6:30 a.m., but he’d already had an eventful trip by the time he arrived at the front of the line.

Postal food drive Saturday

If you place a jar of peanut butter or a box of cereal by your mailbox on Saturday, it will be delivered to local families in need.

Powell postal workers will collect food items this weekend as part of the national Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Going back to school for nursing degrees didn’t happen for John and Shawn Hurt without a lot of thought and preparation.

Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance is set to open for the season at 8 a.m. Friday, but park officials warn that avalanche danger will close the road in the afternoon. Yellowstone officials say the road through Sylvan Pass — located just inside the entrance — will need to close from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

Wanting to show some solidarity with the rest of the Big Horn Basin — and save some money — the Park County Commission will help renovate a Worland facility that houses and treats people experiencing mental health crises.

Out of this world

PHS students create space shuttle, mural, satellite

Walking through Powell High School, you’re guaranteed to see some unusual sights — a submarine, a dragon, a bear or a wolf. And at certain times during the day, you can watch doors open on a space shuttle.

As Saturday’s graduation day approaches, Northwest College students’ hard work and sacrifice over the past two years will come to fruition, as would-be graduates finish up finals, pack up their things and prepare to take the next step in whatever direction their future holds.

Powell Valley Healthcare has agreed to pay $3 million to settle complaints from 19 people who say they received poor medical care from Dr. Jeff Hansen, a former surgeon for the organization.

Powell school district officials say they’ve found a way to reduce the district’s budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars while also providing more than $200,000 in raises to eligible employees.

For Powell High School Robotics Team 3188, competing at the world tournament in Houston was the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work.

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