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On the morning of Aug. 22, just hours after learning that he’d finished as runner-up to Mark Gordon in the Republican Party’s gubernatorial primary race, Foster Friess sent out an email … more
Sunday, Sept. 9 was one for the books for the Park County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue Unit, responding to three emergency calls in a six-hour span. The day began with a … more
When a local resident killed a mountain lion in his yard just south of Powell last week, many in our community were surprised the carnivorous cat was hanging out so close to town. We also were … more
Most of us who are old enough to be able to do so can remember what we were doing when the world stopped turning 17 years ago this morning (Tuesday). Some of us were at work. Some of us were on … more
When pollsters survey people for their thoughts about the federal government and Congress, they often find folks are pretty disenchanted with the government overall, but appreciate the efforts of … more
In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, this time at a video game event in a mall in Jacksonville, Florida, the debate becomes whether a 24-year-old man with a history of mental illness should … more
As it is often said on Game of Thrones, winter is coming — but it isn’t here yet. Monday is Labor Day, which unofficially marks the end of another summer and the beginning of fall. And … more
In an age of seemingly endless political bickering, name-calling and worse, calls for civility have become increasingly common in America — and rightfully so. During a Thursday night panel … more
What excites many voters about the end of the primary election is that, starting Wednesday, they could flip on their TV, computer or radio and open their mailbox or newspaper without running into … more
With students heading back to school in Powell this week and also throughout the Big Horn Basin this month, there will be more foot traffic and bicycle traffic on local streets during weekday … more
There’s a lot riding on Tuesday’s primary election. Across the state, candidates have spent millions of dollars on advertisements and mailers. Countless signs dot local yards, busy … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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