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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.

Rebuilding from the ashes

Cody couple reconstructs after fire destroyed their home last summer

Where the land was once scorched, green grass is growing. Where blackened logs once smoldered, a new home is taking shape. Where their lives were changed in an instant, Andy DiPiazza and Michelle McArthur are starting over.

An estimated $285,000 in capital improvements at Rocky Mountain Manor retirement home in Powell were accomplished during the winter months, and here’s the good news.

Something is missing from the Mason kids’ bedrooms: Beds.

The four children — Hunter, Danica, Lily and Faith — started sleeping in hammocks instead of beds last summer.

A spring snowstorm caused rocks to fall continuously in the Wind River Canyon south of Thermopolis, prompting the closure of U.S. Highway 20/Wyoming Highway 789 through the canyon. The highway reopened Saturday morning.

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