Races for the Park County sheriff, Wyoming Legislature, Park County Commission and governor have received a lot of attention in recent months leading up to the primary election. In fact, many of those positions likely will be decided today (Tuesday).
But there are other important local races that won’t be decided until November.
The three Republican candidates who want to lead the Wyoming Department of Education all took their children out of public schools at some point.
Jillian Balow, Sheryl Lain and Bill Winney said during a forum in Cody last month that they would support more discussions and research into education vouchers for Wyoming families who choose an alternative option.
The reality of epilepsy forced Susan Rand to live a secluded life. For years, she rarely went to a public place alone.
“I would never go to the grocery store by myself. I would never wander away from my husband or daughter or son when we’d go somewhere,” Rand said. “Because if something happened, people want to help, but there’s really nothing they can do.”
Steady growth among Powell’s youngest students may soon cause crowded classrooms. If current population trends continue, a fourth elementary school may be needed in Powell within the next five years, according to Powell school officials.
However, it’s possible that elementary enrollment numbers — which commonly fluctuate — could level off.