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Don’t forget about the ‘other’ races

Starting as early as last year, candidates began lining up for Wyoming’s most prestigious political offices, like governor and Congress. Many of them are gearing up for a high-profile primary … more

PEP forum worked for candidates, Powell

In a sense, a luncheon in the park last Thursday in Powell broke the mold for political campaign gatherings in these parts. Political candidate forums have traditionally been hosted by the League … more

America has made progress on race, more is needed

Last weekend’s Heart Mountain Pilgrimage served as a reminder that the United States has come a long way when it comes to racial issues — but that we still have a long way to go. On … more

Get to know candidates before the primary election

The end of the Park County Fair means that summer is quickly winding down. But just before kids head back to school, their parents need to do some homework for another significant event: the primary … more

Doomed to repeat?

Friday begins the seventh annual pilgrimage at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, a yearly gathering held to commemorate the 14,000 people of Japanese ancestry — many of whom were U.S. … more

Haynes wrong to confuse ‘fake’ and fact

During a Friday appearance on KODI-AM’s Speak Your Piece, Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes insisted to local listeners that recent questions about his Wyoming residency were … more

‘Be bear aware’ is said often — but it needs to be

A recent item in the Park County Sheriff’s Department’s weekly log stated that a deputy was controlling traffic on the Chief Joseph Highway (Wyo. Highway 296) because of a bear sighting … more

Proud to be Cowboys

For decades, Wyoming has enjoyed a dual identity as the Equality State and the Cowboy State. Like many Wyomingites, we take pride in those nicknames and believe the two identities can co-exist, as … more

Park County heat wave? Take steps to stay safe

Park County is in the midst of what passes for a heat wave in this part of the state, with nearly a week of temps creeping into the 90s. This weekend may provide some respite, with Sunday’s … more

Demand more than results from our leaders

Many Wyomingites have welcomed President Donald Trump’s focus on rolling back regulations. We hope they’ll also join in welcoming last week’s exit of embattled Environmental … more

Annapolis reminds us of journalism’s risks — and rewards

Last Thursday, a man walked into the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, with a shotgun and opened fire, killing five and wounding two more before he was taken into custody by … more

Judges’ punishments should be public

A Cheyenne judge apparently did something she shouldn’t have. The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics put out a news release last month announcing that Laramie County Circuit … more

Loving your neighbor

As America’s immigration policies have come under intense debate, criticism and scrutiny in recent weeks, the Bible has been part of the nationwide discussion. While speaking about the … more

Powell Golf Club offers fun, fellowship for whole family

After decades of operating in the red, the Powell Golf Club staged a comeback of epic proportions over the last six years, erasing a nearly quarter-million dollar debt with a mixture of aggressive … more

Be safe while in the water

With today officially marking the first day of summer, more and more people will be spending time in swimming pools and also visiting area rivers and lakes. While spending time in or near the … more

Clerk’s, treasurer’s presence in Powell a welcome addition

Each campaign season brings a slew of nice-sounding ideas on how to make government better. Some suggestions turn out to be uninformed, others are determined to be impractical and still others are … more

A summertime solution

Powellites often step up to help local children. Throughout the school year, the Backpack Blessings Program ensures kids in need have food to take home over the weekend. On Fridays, children leave … more

Reach out to those who may be struggling

The untimely deaths last week of fashion designer Kate Spade and author/chef Anthony Bourdain have once again brought the issue of suicide to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness, … more

Treat local wildlife with healthy respect

Northwest Wyoming is one of the most beautiful places in all of the United States, if not the world — and part of that beauty has to do with the wild animals that call the area home. Getting a … more

Tariffs continue to threaten newspapers

It’s been disheartening, to put it mildly, to watch the federal government start implementing massive taxes on the Canadian paper that we and other newspapers around Wyoming use each … more
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