It’s flu season and there’s still time to get a vaccine locally
It’s flu season in Park County, which is why Park County Public Health, Powell Valley Healthcare and Cody Regional Health have all been holding clinics, some even drive-thru, to allow people to …
Healthy Teacher helps educators take care of themselves
Staff throughout Park County School District 1 are getting in shape all for a pair of blue jeans. District superintendent Jay Curtis enrolled in a program called Healthy Teacher that encourages …
One Health enters design stage for Fitch Building
With a recent merger, a new building currently under remodel and new positions available, One Health’s Powell branch has been busy. One Health’s planned move to the Fitch Building is …
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Take care of mental health this winter season
With depression diagnoses increasing in children of all ages, the clinical director of Yellowstone Behavioral Health recommends adults and families know the signs of depression and Seasonal Affective …
COVID cases, deaths rise in Wyoming nursing homes
CASPER (WNE) — More of Wyoming’s nursing home residents are getting sick and dying from COVID-19, new figures released Wednesday by the AARP show.  COVID cases occurred in state …
Legal substances are still dangerous for children in the community
Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt and school district superintendent Jay Curtis are concerned about two legal substances that have resulted in hospital visits and several deaths in Park County within …
Outdoor enthusiasts wanted
Three important outdoors meetings seeking public input are scheduled for early December.     Park County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative The group is looking for public comment …
Backpack Blessings fund drive seeks donations to ‘fill pie pans’
How does “Better than Baking” sound in these busiest times of the year? In the spirit of holiday season giving, without the kitchen toil, the Backpack Blessings program conceptualizes …
Park County Farm Bureau recognized for new members
The Bronze Hat Award came home with Park County Farm Bureau from the 103rd annual meeting of the  Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Casper Nov. 10-12. The bronze hat is emblematic of …
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Trapper women split MCC Classic
After a strong showing at home, Northwest College women’s basketball went back out on the road this past weekend to take part in the Miles Community College Classic on Friday and Saturday, …
NWC wrestlers head to Montana
Northwest College wrestling coach Jim Zeigler is putting the health of his wrestlers above the team record. “As a coach you gotta know when to swallow your pride to battle another …
Stenerson earns All-State honors
Explosive plays and spectacular catches led to an improved junior campaign for Powell High School wide receiver Trey Stenerson, who earned All-State honors for the first time in his football …
European experience: Franks competes in Norway Cup
A rare opportunity presented itself to Powell High School junior midfielder Chance Franks when he was asked to be part of a select group of Wyoming players to head to Europe to take part in the …
Powell Piranhas strong in early season meet
Jumping back in the pool, the Powell Piranhas took seven athletes to Lander to kick off the winter season Oct. 28-30 at the 39th annual Spooky Splash. Despite it being the first meet of the …
Froshmore/JV enjoy a successful season
A grueling two-month schedule that had players playing at multiple levels saw the lower level Panther football teams finishing 6-3 overall for the 2022 season. Leading the way was the froshmore …
Obituaries
Ronald Jerry Tyree, 83, passed away at his home in Green Valley, Arizona, Nov. 17, 2022. Ron was the first child born to his mother, Lydia, in Worland, Wyoming, on Sept. 2, 1939. The family moved …
Carol Sue Baker, or lovingly known as Susie or Susie Q by her family and friends, passed away on the morning of Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Everyone who knew her knows that she loved her family more than …
Lawrence “Larry” Ernest Cary was born in Powell, Wyoming, on Feb. 5, 1941, to Garnett and Alvin Cary. Larry passed away after a long battle with multiple health issues on Wednesday, Nov. …
Doris Sage of Powell passed away on Nov. 2. At this time, no services are announced. Thompson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements with the family.
John L. Wilkins, 66, of Powell, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 at his home. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 …
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    • Falling for winter?

      Winter in heaven (aka Wyoming) can be the most spectacularly beautiful time of the year. But it can also be the most dangerous season for those …

    • Cold heart for cold weather

      There comes a certain point in the year where cold weather just becomes an inevitable fact. I recall a few years ago being incredibly unhappy …

    • Introduction to rucking

      The health benefits of regular exercise are well-documented. Exercise that increases heart rate is called “cardio,” which is short for …

    • Fall fun wraps up

      An exciting fall season brought about a ton of success with different sports in Powell, including an All-State athlete in every sport. Per …