Margaret Baird, 84, of Lovell died from injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred in front of Shopko on Coulter Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Powell Police Department. Her husband, 89-year-old Robert Baird, was riding in the passenger seat and remained in critical condition at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings as of Wednesday.
Last year’s oil and gas downturn means fewer property taxes now
Park County’s schools, cities, fire departments, cemeteries and other tax districts expect to collect nearly $45.5 million in property taxes this year — about $16.5 million (26 percent) less than last year.
It’s that time of year again, when the temperatures begin to cool down, leaves will soon start to change colors and the Friday night clashing of pads and helmets on high school football fields across the nation will fill the autumn night’s ambience.
We were disappointed to report that not very many people showed up to the polls for the primary election on Aug. 16. Casting our votes during the primaries is just as important as deciding who the winner is on Election Day, and we’d like to see Park County residents be more active in local politics.