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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
For instance, “Thanks for failing to keep the country operational for just three days instead of more” comes off as more of an insult than a compliment. The fact is that government shutdowns are embarrassing, disruptive and maddeningly … more
More broadly, we wonder if the Powell community has a decision to make about its future. The local Lions Club, now just three members strong, could be facing the end of its existence because of dwindling membership. It’s just one of several … 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
More concerning is what feels like an assault by Trump and others on the mission of journalism itself — rejecting the truths and facts that reporters uncover. Here’s one example: in mid-January, CNN reported that intelligence officials had … more
But the Grinch is waiting in the wings, and he’s likely to show up in the Wyoming Legislature a week or so after the new year as state lawmakers grapple with serious shortfalls in education funding.  Gov. Matt Mead submitted his state budget … more
Research in the mid-1950s revealed Americans were spending more money on radios, televisions and musical instruments and less on books, according to the American Library Association. Out of concern that people were reading less, National Library … more
Drivers who do it are easy enough to spot: Lane changes without signaling, erratic speeds, not paying attention to pedestrians or cyclists on the road or in crosswalks. Sadly, most of us are guilty of it, as our need to multi-task and utilize … more
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
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
October is upon us, the new school year is in full swing and residents are holding on to the final few weeks of warm weather before we break out warmer coats and holiday decorations. Farmers are … 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
While improving commodity prices have brought some sunshine back to Wyoming, the state cannot just sit back and wait for brighter days to come. We must use this calm after the storm to prepare for — and hopefully prevent — the next one. Socking … more
They came into the world in 1999 or so — a time when parents didn’t announce births on social media. They were toddlers when America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, changing the world as we knew it. While a lot has changed since 1999, some … more
If you tried to define theft based off of the sentences handed down in Park County’s courts over the past couple years, however, you might have a hard time telling they were for the same type of thing. Consider the following crimes and … more
Seventy-five years later, the legacies of World War II veterans live on. Often referred to as part of the Greatest Generation, WWII veterans responded to the surprise attack by bravely fighting for America and freedom around the world. Like service … more
The Trump administration has announced plans to substantially hike the weekly entrance fees at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and 15 other popular national parks across the country. Under a proposal unveiled last week, a trip into Yellowstone or Grand … more
For baseball fans, spring means the start of another Major League Baseball season, and this year’s opening-day festivities featured a Park County angle. Cody filmmaker Preston Randolph’s award-winning documentary “The Summer of ’81” was … more
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
Too often, our communication with lawmakers who make those decisions is limited. We can send emails, make phone calls, write letters; but when those messages go unanswered — or you receive a canned “thank you for your comments” response — … more
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