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Tessa Schweigert

While crisp, bright American flags fly in Cody’s Field of Honor this week, old tattered flags will be formally retired in Powell.

Questions remain, but center may better serve area residents

Being “in-between” often creates headaches for residents seeking health care.

Babies, children and elderly residents can receive care through various state and federal programs. Low-income residents who lack insurance can turn to the Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic.

Council approves $17.5 million budget on first reading, will consider again Monday

Trimming costs, increasing employees’ pay and putting more cash in reserves are key components of the city’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

Meeting next month to plan dedication

As America honors men and women who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day, Powell is ensuring the legacies of local heroes are preserved for years to come.

At two recent public meetings, officials avoided public comment on separate issues that clearly mattered to local residents. Ignoring the elephant in the room may be easier, but even when the elephant seems especially big, we believe it’s better to confront it head-on.

Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes needed more food, and during the Postal Service’s food drive Saturday, local residents delivered.

Of the many federal budget cuts in recent months, one of the hardest to comprehend is the federal government’s decision to cut mineral payments owed to states.

Watch your mailbox for reusable bag

When checking your mailbox this week, expect to find a reusable bag. Rather than tossing the bag atop a pile of mail or keeping it, residents are asked to fill the bag with food and set it by their mailbox on Saturday, May 11.

Problems with how the message was delivered

Last week a graphic billboard showing dead wolves rekindled the region’s hotly contested wolf debate once more.

We ardently support First Amendment rights, but also understand why the billboard was removed after only a few days.

Four 12-unit complexes to be built in Park County

Finding an affordable place to rent in Powell or Cody may get a little easier soon.

To meet a demand for affordable rentals, 24 new apartment units will soon be built in Powell, with another 24 units in Cody. Four different 12-unit apartment complexes — two in each city — received financing and tax credits through the Wyoming Community Development Authority last week.

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