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Tessa Baker

Shortly after opening a dance studio, Elizabeth Fernandez wanted to bring a special performance to the community.

A festive weekend featuring cloggers, crafts, a lighted parade, Santa Claus and a camel can only mean one thing: It’s time for Country Christmas in Powell.

This fall, our neighbors in Park County have debated whether school employees should be armed in Cody and Meeteetse schools. It was only a matter of time before the discussion unfolded in the Powell school district, too.

Would Powell schools be more or less safe if employees were armed?

The Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees wants to hear local residents’ opinions as trustees discuss the possibility of allowing employees to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.

It’s possible that you’ll have to pay more property taxes until the energy industry recovers in Wyoming. You might be required to pay more sales tax on beer, wine and spirits — and you also could soon be paying an extra tax on purchases at Wyoming hotels, restaurants and bars.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Powell is kicking off the holiday season this week with Sample the Season.

It was a difficult start to November.

The first snowstorm of the season packed a punch, as temperatures plunged into single digits and came with bitterly cold wind and an extra helping of snow. In addition to the frigid temperatures, it’s getting dark an hour earlier, thanks to the time change.

The vast majority of kids in school today were born after 9/11. Those school children who were alive when terrorists attacked America in September 2001 were babies or toddlers at the time — too young to remember the horror of that day, and the resilience which followed and the patriotism it spawned in the United States.

Local students can now take Powell Middle School classes from their bedrooms, kitchens or wherever they have an internet connection.

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