Powell

Tom Rullman

Large drones may soon be flying in and out of the Powell Municipal Airport. The state of Wyoming might help with the cost of a drone manufacturing plant there. If so, it will be one of the first public airports in the nation to allow drones and manned aircraft in the same airspace. Powell’s Municipal airport, on the top of Polecat Bench, is relatively quiet much of the time. It is not a commercial airport. It’s general aviation. And, it already has a restricted airspace for aerobatics. So, if...

This weekend, a Wyoming homeschooling group will hold its annual conference in Powell. Homeschoolers of Wyoming is a loose-knit, faith-based organization of homeschooling families in the state. There are more than 2,000 home-schooled students in the state, according to some estimates. “We hold this event annually to encourage the parents who are doing this day-to-day at home, and also to help equip them and answer any questions that they might have,” says Homeschoolers of Wyoming co-president...

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The second annual Northwest Guitar Summit takes place this weekend in Powell. The event includes a public concert and workshops for guitar players in the community. This year, the summit is open to any guitar player of junior high age or above. Organizer Jeff Troxel will be joined by jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen and classical guitarist Michael Videon. “I thought bringing these two people in to teach with me, they just have so much to offer, and I think it just be a great chance for...

Wyoming Stories: A Horse You Could Rely On

Sep 9, 2014
Wayne Thomas

Gene Olmsted lives in Powell. His memories of his horse, Ginger are always fresh on his mind, including a time Ginger helped him get home from school during a storm.

Northwest College Outdoor Program – Powell

May 30, 2013
Northwest College Outdoor Program

It’s called adventure education for a reason. You’ll immerse yourself in beautiful Yellowstone country, taking only one class at a time in NWC’s Outdoor FOCUS . You’ll learn: Technical Skills — whether it’s ice climbing, scuba diving, spelunking or bicycling, your skills become an innate part of who you are when you concentrate on nothing else. Spend 14 days kayaking with us. You’ll see. Leadership — live in the backcountry for two weeks and you’ll run smack...

Heart Mountain – Powell

May 29, 2013
Okumoto Collection, HMWF

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) was formed in 1996, and in August 2011, completed the construction and opening of a world-class Interpretive Center located on the site of an internment camp for Japanese and Japanese Americans near Powell, Wyoming. The Heart Mountain Relocation Center opened in August 1942 and imprisoned more than 14,000 people during its three-year existence. The last internees left the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in November, 1945. The Interpretive Center...

Homesteader Museum - Powell

May 7, 2013
Homesteader Museum

Celebrating one of the nation’s first Reclamation Land and Dam Projects, the Homesteader Museum features the pioneering spirit that built a western town and turned barren sagebrush fields into fertile land. With hundreds of exciting vintage displays, the museum has been described as “the best hidden treasure in Wyoming!” Step into homesteader cabins, let your kids climb aboard the Burlington Northern caboose and experience exhibits that will take you back in time. Come learn about...

BULLYING: Powell

Jan 13, 2012
Rebecca Martinez

Listen to the Story National statistics show bullying diminishes from elementary to middle school, but bigger classes and strange new hormones can make it a stressful time for kids. Principal Jason Sleep and Assistant Principal Jason Schiller took the helm at Powell Middle School in 2004, and identifying bullying as an emerging national issue set up a game plan to deal with bullying long before the legislature asked them to. Wyoming Public Radios Rebecca Martinez visited...

A drive is under way to raise $600,000 to fund an economic development organization in Powell. Organizers say the Powell Economic Partnerships mission is to unite the business community and government to create wealth, jobs and support the quality of life in the Powell Valley. LeAnne Kindred, chairwoman of the partnerships board, says the groups first priority would be to facilitate growth and development of existing businesses, and then recruit new, complementary businesses to Powell. The...