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Tessa Baker

Wilkins Jewelry started 57 years ago

For more than half of Powell’s 103-year existence, Wilkins Jewelry has stood on main street. This weekend, after 57 years, the store will close.

Get informed and vote Tuesday

More than likely, you’ve heard a lot of numbers during this campaign season. From unemployment figures to deficit estimates to how much a 1-cent tax could cost you — we’ve all been bombarded with statistics as Nov. 6 approaches.

Lodging tax, infrastructure tax distinct issues

Among other significant ballot items, Park County voters will decide the fate of two proposed taxes next week.

It’s important not to confuse the two.

News travels fast in small towns, often through word of mouth. But it shouldn’t always be that way. Some news — especially that with broad impact — needs to be communicated directly.

Opportunities exist to aid local residents in need

Many Wyomingites never worry about where their next meal is coming from or how they will afford a bag of groceries. But for some residents struggling to make ends meet, those concerns are all too real.

With Election Day just weeks away, one presidential debate down and two more to go, many voters have grown weary of campaign season, and understandably so.

You may have already made up your mind on national and state candidates, but it’s time to pay attention to local races.

Two water lines break

A major water main break sent asphalt floating on South Bent and North streets Monday afternoon.

“It’s a bad one. It’s going to have to be rebuilt,” said City Administrator Zane Logan on Monday. With cold winter months approaching, “It is better now than three months from now, I guess.”

First hunt under way, state should maintain management

Wyoming’s most controversial predator is now the prey of local hunters. Monday marked opening day of Wyoming’s first regulated gray wolf hunt.

Congress leaves D.C., Farm Bill set to expire Sept. 30

Lawmakers failed to harvest a successful farm bill before leaving Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

The outcome is frustrating for many farmers and ranchers across rural America, who hoped Republicans and Democrats could come together to pass this important legislation.

But an unproductive Congress has left us disappointed.

Residents must take responsibility for separating waste, recycling

If you’re not in the habit of separating your trash, now’s the time to start.

Why now? The Powell and Clark landfills close to household waste today (Tuesday), bringing the end to landfill operations as we’ve known them for decades.

That means it’s time to rethink trash.

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