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Suspect sought

Police are seeking a 20-year-old Lovell man in connection with a Thursday fight in which another man reportedly was stabbed in the hand.

A Park County warrant has been issued for the arrest of Raymond Ortiz on a charge of aggravated assault.

Recycling group gets funding for new center

A bigger, better center for Powell Valley Recycling has drawn a step closer to becoming reality.

On Friday, Powell Valley Recycling officials received word from the U.S. Department of Argiculture that they have received $195,000 in funding to help move the group into a new facility.

But enrollment still is growing

Fall student enrollment numbers at Northwest College aren’t as rosy as expected, rising about 2 percent this year instead of the predicted 5-percent increase.

Bob Krenz, interim vice president for academic affairs, told the NWC Board of Trustees last week that he repeatedly predicted a 5-percent increase based on new-student enrollment figures, which did grow by about 5 percent.

Mirrors aid drivers at intersections

Besides looking left and right at a busy intersection, drivers in Powell can look up.

At four busy intersections, the city installed mirrors on existing street poles to reflect oncoming traffic and pedestrians to improve drivers’ ability to see them.

 

The costs of higher education are going up at Wyoming’s community colleges, and Northwest College is no exception.

The NWC Board of Trustees approved on Monday a list of fee increases for next year to cover technology and other costs in several classes.

Utah man gets 18 to 20 years for thefts, wreck

A Utah man has been sentenced to serve 18 to 20 years in prison for stealing items out of two Powell vehicles last year and crashing a stolen van.

Jeramie J.E. Large, a Salt Lake City-area resident, received the sentence last week from District Court Judge Steven Cranfill. It was the maximum sentence allowed by law.

Doctor disparaged

Inaccurate, anonymous flyer mailed throughout the Big Horn Basin

A Cody doctor was disparaged in an anonymous mass mailing last week, and evidence indicates the letter is primarily made up of falsehoods.

The flyer, mailed to a substantial number of residents across Park County and the Big Horn Basin, purports to have been written and sent by a dissatisfied patient of Dr. Jimmie Biles, an orthopaedic surgeon based out of Cody.

Masterson to receive Governor’s Art Award

A long, varied and colorful musical career prompted the Wyoming Arts Council to select Mike Masterson for one of five 2010 Governor’s Art Awards.

Masterson, who retired from the Northwest College Music Department last year after 30 years with the college, was recognized for his work with the Buffalo Bill Cowboy Band as well as other accomplishments, such as directing the Northwest Studio Singers, establishing music festivals and serving as chairman of the NWC Visual and Performing Arts Division.

Waiting for the rest of the story

Visiting Higher Learning Commission team gave no indications of what corrective actions may be required at Northwest College

Last month’s visit to Northwest College by a Higher Learning Commission team brought the good news that the college met criteria for accreditation, but it also left some big question marks.

“The only surprise to us was not having a little more detailed specifics,” said Bob Krenz, NWC interim vice president for academic affairs. “Normally, when an HLC team leaves, when they note problems, they will list specific corrections.

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