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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
Thankfully, that appears to be changing. After pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Biblio Bistro, Park County commissioners and library leaders agreed last week that the cafe cannot continue to be subsidized at roughly $50,000 a … more
Canal water is running, water is flowing down the furrows in the fields, and the desert is turning green. There’s nothing better than spring in Powell. The forecast indicates we’ve still got some cold weather coming later this week, but we’re … more
However, we’re not the foremost experts on every local peak and valley. And that’s exactly why we’re glad that county commissioners have assembled a diverse panel of people who are. We’d encourage everyone to keep their minds open and … more
The annual event provides a safe place for children to trick or treat during daylight hours. It’s a festive community tradition that Powell families have come to count on each October. This year’s event will run from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. While … more
Ask someone for their thoughts about the upcoming midterm election, and you might hear something about making America great or, conversely, about wanting to create a “blue wave.” To … more
But you can find people from Uganda, China, Pakistan and Turkmenistan all living here. Our small town is home to students from each of those countries, and more than a dozen others. They’ve traveled thousands of miles to study at Northwest … 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
Freudenthal wrangled repeatedly with the federal government over management of animals on the Endangered Species List during the eight years he was governor of Wyoming. For eight years before that, he enforced the law as a U.S. attorney, and much of … more
Mayor John Wetzel is seeking to serve two more years in the post, to finish out the term of the late Mayor Don Hillman; a longtime councilman, Wetzel was appointed to the position last year after Hillman’s death. In Ward 2, Scott Mangold is … more
These are the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, which has stood since 1886 as a beacon of hope for immigrants coming to America. In light of recent decisions barring hundreds of thousands of immigrants and the president’s vulgar … 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
For the last two years, Santa debuted a week later, during Country Christmas celebrations. But the result was that Santa’s arrival was an afterthought instead of the beloved community event it has been for decades. There was too little space and … more
In recent weeks, Blackwater founder Erik Prince and billionaire investor Foster Friess indicated they may run against Sen. John Barrasso in next year’s Republican primary. Prince and Friess reportedly have a mutual backer: Steve Bannon, former … more
Brokaw visited Powell to talk to locals about their support for President Donald Trump. Brokaw said he chose Powell because he came here briefly years ago and found it to be the perfect example of small-town America. “I was so struck by what a … more
But the law’s bark is a whole lot worse than its bite. In fact, if the state statutes are meant to serve as a kind of watchdog, they appear largely toothless. Consider that now — roughly six months since the end of the 2016 campaign — … more
Local discontent culminated in Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, and Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, proposing a bill last month that would have created a special presidential primary election. The election would have taken place in the April of presidential … more
Last week, Park County School District No. 1 leaders and Powell police announced that multiple students had been involved in discussing some kind of threat against Powell Middle School. With a continuing investigation and the matter involving … more
That’s why we’re baffled that U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney recently employed a top-down approach in introducing a bill that would change the management of 14,700 acres of federally owned land in Park County. Cheney’s bill, H.R. 4697, would protect … more
But as with any true Hollywood classic, there are some obstacles this small town must overcome. Sadly, an increasing number of local businesses have closed their doors. One of the largest storefronts on Bent Street has remained vacant since … more
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