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This year will be a challenging session as our Legislature wrestles with an uncertain budget and looming program cuts and reductions. The emphasis will most likely be workforce and economic development and education. That’s where you come in. … more
In March, President Donald Trump proposed eliminating the program that serves rural airports around the country by cutting all of its funding. Former President George W. Bush also made attempts to trim or abolish the subsidies during his time in … more
It’s possible that a Montana judge correctly interpreted the law and past court decisions when he reversed federal wildlife managers and restored Endangered Species Act protections for the … more
Agriculture’s roots run deep here. From early homesteaders who first tilled this soil to the longtime farmers who’ve helped sustain our economy for decades, Powell always has been an … more
We’re pleased to see Wyoming lawmakers taking a preliminary step toward strengthening the state’s public records act. Late last month, the Legislature’s Joint Corporations, … more
The Wyoming Department of Health recently eliminated its contract with the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming (PMO), which provides suicide prevention efforts across the state. The Department of Health will now oversee those efforts. The … more
In recent days, the Powell Volunteer Fire Department responded to multiple out-of-control burns — a sure sign of spring in Wyoming. With an increase in fire calls, it’s a good reminder for drivers to safely share the road with firetrucks and … more
Environmentalists, for example, decried the decision and vowed to keep fighting. “We’ll have to figure out what the next steps are but we’re not retreating from the position that wildlife are not vermin,” Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso … more
Staring directly at the solar eclipse can permanently damage your eyes — even looking for seconds, and even when the sun is mostly eclipsed, can result in retinal sunburn. The only time it’s safe to gaze directly the sun is when it’s … 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
And if you turn on the news when you get home on these cold nights, you’ll find more darkness. America suffered yet another mass shooting over the weekend. This time, the victims were gunned down while at church — a place that should be a … more
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
Now, with the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration scheduled for next week, the spotlight will once again shine on Powell’s trees. Festivities will kick off Thursday, April 26, as fifth graders from Parkside, Westside and Southside elementary … more
Wyoming’s second highest-ranking official, Secretary of State Ed Murray, was accused of sexual misconduct by two women. If you’ve missed the news, here’s a recap: In December, Tatiana Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado, shared her story on … more
With school getting out on Friday, children are in summer mode. In their enthusiasm, they may forget the rules of the road. Often, their carefree play involves balls, pets, bicycles or other things that may stray out into the street. Consequently, … more
On Feb. 23, Enzi sent a letter to Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Elizabeth DeVos, secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, urging them to work toward achieving that goal. In his letter, Enzi cited a 2014 … more
The War on Terror started soon after the 9/11 attacks, and for most K-12 students today, that war has spanned their lifetimes. While youth may be used to hearing about conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan on the news, the battles fought in Vietnam, … more
Our rugged rural state is known for a lot of firsts — the first national park (Yellowstone), first national forest (the Shoshone) and first national monument (Devils Tower). This year, Wyoming … more
The cost of a one-week pass to Yellowstone or Grand Teton national parks will soon rise from $30 to $35. However, the rates will not shoot all the way up to $70, as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke initially proposed last year. We didn’t … more
Then, imagine watching as someone new comes in, and, after studying the situation for a mere two months, decides to drastically change the plan worked out by the team.  That’s the position Wyoming and four other Western states — Montana, … more
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