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With an aging workforce, what's the future of farming?
Val Murray was born and raised in Powell. She and her two brothers are the fourth generation of Murrays to farm, and this year will be the 105th crop year for the family farm operation, Murraymere Farms.
I-90 closed from Hardin to Wyoming border due to flooding
Interstate 90 closed from Hardin to the Wyoming border in both directions on Saturday, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. Traffic closed in both directions due to flooding and water on the roadway. The flooding begins on I-90 just south of Crow Agency and the Highway 212 intercha
ER overhaul: Planned renovation to provide more privacy, security at Powell hospital
June Minchow, director of emergency and critical care services at Powell Valley Healthcare, is exuberant as she points out plans for new treatment rooms — part of a $1.7 million renovation of the emergency department.
New study shows elk largely avoid hundreds of thousands of acres of beetle kill areas in Wyoming’s southeast mountains
Almost 20 years ago, a mountain pine beetle infestation began creeping into Wyoming’s southeast forests. By 2009 it had peaked, and the visual impact was startling: Waves of green turned slowly into red and orange, then brown and gray. A few years later, hundreds of thousands of acres of forest bega
Secondary education bolstered by 2019 Wyoming Legislature
WYOMING – Secondary education in Wyoming received a big boost by the 2019 General session of the Wyoming Legislature. Building on previous Governor Matt Mead’s original Executive Order for Educational Attainment in 2018, the Educational Attainment Executive Council (EAEC) will move forward in achiev
Powell farm again shelves plans to raise grouse
With the effort still proving too pricey, a Powell game bird farm has again shelved its plans to raise sage grouse. Over the past two years, Diamond Wing Game Birds has sought to become certified to collect wild sage grouse eggs and attempt captive breeding.
Powell’s Shopko will close — along with all others
While Powell was set to keep its Shopko store if the chain survived, the company announced Monday that it will shut down all of its remaining stores. The Powell Shopko is expected to close by June 16, along with the chain’s other 119 locations; the only part of the business that could survive is Sho
Continuing Rain Brings Heightened Flood Threat For SE Wyoming
A storm system which has stalled out over the region will bring continued rain and an increased chance of flooding for southeastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle today, according to the Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service.
Wyoming Education Board disagrees on standards for computer science
According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, the debate for Wyoming’s proposed computer science standards were left in a stalemate after Thursday meetings. Concerns over funding and complexity led to the debate against the computer science standards. Proponents argued for the need to get the standards ap
Alpaca: The cute meat
They were chasing wild geese when yet another real estate listing in an endless stream of disappointments caught their eye. The Sapp family was looking for a home in “God’s country” and had no idea what was just around the next bend.
Lower South Fork bridge reopens
At 2 p.m. Saturday the Lower South Fork bridge that had been closed due to high ice was declared open again. Park County engineer Brian Edwards announced the opening earlier Saturday.
Northwest College's GSA drag show will feature Billings drag queen
POWELL, Wyo. — Northwest College’s Gay Straight Alliance will host a drag show in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5. The event will feature professional drag queen Jamie Von D, of Billings.
Fillies win, Broncs 4th at Yellowstone Invitational track meet
The Cody girls track team opened the season with a win while playing host Saturday in the Yellowstone Sports Medicine Invitational. The Fillies finished first with 187 points ahead of second-place Sheridan (149).
Thinning margin between Powell, Cody enrollment
As Powell’s enrollment has steadily climbed in recent years, Cody’s has dwindled. This school year, Cody has 594 high school students — just 25 more than the 569 high-schoolers enrolled in Powell.
Walmart drops trespassing charges against Marcus
Katie Marcus, a former Cody and Douglas teacher serving probation for sexual abuse of a student when in Douglas, will be allowed to return to Walmart after trespassing at the store in September.
Waterworks come to park: Splash pad could open this summer
Once just an unfunded dream, a splash pad in Cody will soon become reality. A half-million-dollar outdoor water play area with multiple spray jets and above-ground spray features should be ready for use by late summer.
Strong turnout key for PHS track
A deep roster filled with a promising mix of raw talent and experienced returners may just be what the Powell High School track and field teams need to do some damage at state this season.
Cody Youth Wrestlers compete at two tournaments
The Cody Youth Wrestling Club found success last weekend in the Wrestle-Opolis Tournament in Thermopolis. They also competed in the Powell 3-Style Tournament on March 9, finishing second.
Legislative recap: Newsome adjusted on first trip to Cheyenne for session
Freshman Rep. Sandy Newsome (Cody) remembered prior to being a legislator, the way she’d talk to her representatives about an issue she cared deeply about. She said at the time she couldn’t understand how they didn’t know all about the issue.
FFA fundraiser tops previous years
Community members once again opened their hearts and pocketbooks to support the Lovell High School FFA chapter at a special fundraising dinner and live auction hosted last week by Parents of the Blue Jackets.