New entry system for Yellowstone may be ‘chaotic’
Yellowstone National Park reopened three of the five gates after floods forced the full closure of the park on June 13. With two of …
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Powell City Council holds back from selecting a firm for airport master plan
In a 3-2 vote, the Powell Municipal Airport Board had recommended a company out of Kansas to help Powell develop a 10-year plan for …
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County begins preparations for the 2022-23 budget
Amid rapidly increasing inflation, Park County officials on Monday began preliminary discussions of their budgets for fiscal year …
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center receives $3.1 million grant for Mineta-Simpson Institute
The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center has received  $3.1 million from the Mellon Foundation to build the Mineta-Simpson …
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Debaters finish excellent season at nationals
Two Powell High School students wrapped up a strong season of debate by competing alongside thousands of students at the National …
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Education advisory group seeks input from community
A regional survey in which the majority of  7,000 respondents said the state’s education system needs improvement prompted …
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Local communities to benefit from expert photography classes
A renowned photographer will teach four separate documentary photography courses at the Meeteetse Museums and the libraries in …
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Pavement improvement project resumes on U.S. Highway 14/16/20 west of Cody
Shoulder flattening work began Wednesday on the 10.25 miles of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 directly east of the East Entrance to Yellowstone …
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Calling all candidates: Powell forum Aug. 11
Five days before the Wyoming primary election, local sponsors are hoping for a big turnout of candidates at a city park gathering and …
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Hildebrand goes the distance — named Assistant Track Coach of the Year
Being a jack of all trades has paid off for assistant track coach Ashley Hildebrand, as she was named one of two Assistant Track …
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NWC coaches garner all-star nod
A rare opportunity presented itself this past week, allowing NWC men’s and women’s basketball coaches Jay Collins and …
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Curtain comes to a close on dance season
Victoria’s School of Dance wrapped up a long season of traveling around the region with its annual dance recital in Powell. The …
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UW athletes achieve stellar academic progress rate scores
The NCAA released the most recent Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data on June 14, and University of Wyoming Athletics teams …
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Good Old Boys
Heading into week No. 8 of the Good Old Boys the game of choice was a modified version of Chicago. In this game you use three of …
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Leaving a legacy
For 30 seasons Panther track athletes have been greeted by a familiar face at the finish line: sprints coach Shelley …
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Obituaries
Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Witzeling Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Witzeling passed away peacefully on June 10, 2022, surrounded by her family.  Born Nov. 22, 1925, to Hazel and Lawrence Minch in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Betty moved at a …
Russell ‘Russ’ Van Hiatt Russell “Russ” Van Hiatt, 45 of Powell, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, in a motorcycle accident. He left this world with a smile on his face, doing what he loved. Russ, as he was …
Rebecca Lee (Mann) Schmalz Becky Mann was born in American Falls, Idaho, on Feb. 1, 1955, to Robert and Verlene Mann. She grew up on the family farm in Aberdeen, Idaho. She was the youngest of four children. After …
Rita Rae Wambeke Rita Rae Wambeke, 86, passed away on May 22, 2022, at the Powell Valley Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1935, to Ray and Marie (Beall) Webber and spent her childhood on the family farm east of …
Gregory Kevin Wolfe Kevin Wolfe, 68, of Powell, Wyoming, died June 7, 2022, at Cody’s Spirit Mountain Hospice House after his valiant battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 15, 1953, in Jacksonville, …
Travel Guide — 2022 Check out our 2022 Travel Guide to Powell and the Greater Yellowstone Area.
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