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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
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
“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” The above quote is a bit of a mystery, in that it is hard to find the original author. Punch the words into a search … more
Voters’ motivations are often complicated and personal, so it tends to be anyone’s guess as to what exactly propels one candidate over another in a given election. Former state Sen. … more
It was an especially exciting week to be a Panther fan. Before the start of the state basketball tournament in Casper, the Powell High School cheerleaders won the state championship in the Game Day … 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
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
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
Often, the wildfires are burning far away: in the wilds of Canada, across grasslands in Montana or forests in Oregon. But sometimes, a fire hits closer to home. Two weeks ago, on July 18, the June Fire started on the North Fork area of the … more
Details of the hunting season have been modified a bit since Wyoming first announced a hunt was in the works, with up to 22 bears that could potentially be harvested this fall. The total harvest could be well below that figure. The 22-bear quota … more
We hope it won’t, and we’re not alone. From every indication — including Republican voices in the U.S. Senate — the House-passed bill needs work. Republicans in the House rushed to pass a health care bill Thursday without waiting for a full … more
If you ask a Powell resident why they choose to live here, there’s a great chance they’ll mention the friendly folks. Time and again, the Powell community has proven itself to be … more
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