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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
The State of Wyoming continues to promote hunting as a family activity, and it seems to be working. The number of women buying hunting licenses continues to increase every year, up 32 percent since 2008. Last year, Game and Fish sold 14,770 resident … more
When we look at the early-release Fridays, it’s not just a means of letting everyone out early to start the weekend. For students, getting out earlier gives them the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities without missing as much … 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
High school graduation rates are on the upswing across the nation, and nowhere is that more evident than right here at Powell High School. With the national graduation rate hovering at around 84 … more
For decades, the Cowboy State has relied heavily on its mineral resources, leading to the boom-and-bust cycle we know all too well. Under the state’s tax structure, 70 percent of all tax revenue comes from minerals, while residents make up the … more
It has been said that when couples view each other with contempt, their relationship is likely to fail. In the past, Americans knew how to disagree on political issues without viewing each other with … more
Tragic stories like these are reminders of the dangers of fire and of the importance of fire safety in the home, especially in the colder months. According to the American Red Cross, if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as two … more
But as we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day for the 151st time in our nation’s history, Monday is not the day to tell a veteran, “Thank you for your service.” And it’s not that we are not thankful. The men and women who serve — and … more
As legendary author Mark Twain might have said if he was alive today, “The reports of the death of the community newspaper are greatly exaggerated.” For many years, we have heard that … more
As hordes of shoppers flock to Black Friday deals across the country, those dollars may help a CEO in New York City buy a vacation home or take an extended trip to an exotic location. But what … more
Each month, more than 300 local residents receive food from Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes. Some months, the local nonprofit feeds upwards of 400 adults and children. “We’ve just had an influx of people using the pantry,” said Cindy … more
In April, the team — comprised of Alan Merritt, Hattie Pimentel, Rhett Pimentel and Nathaniel Whitham — became the first Powell robotics team to advance from a super regional tournament to compete in a world tournament. Team 3188 won the … more
As always, there is plenty to see and do this year — animals, exhibits, a carnival for thrills and great entertainment as well. While much of the fair will seem very familiar, some things will be new or different. First and foremost, this is … more
On May 10, a 21-year-old from Gillette died in a one-vehicle rollover near Gillette. A head-on collision near Torrington on May 13 claimed the lives of two people — a 67-year-old from Torrington and a 22-year-old from Tennessee. The following day, … more
If you’re planning a controlled burn of a field this spring, it’s important to follow some basic guidelines from local and state officials: • Before igniting a fire, be sure to call the Park County Dispatch Center at 754-8700 to notify … more
As 2018 begins, we think it’s important to focus on what you’re capable of changing, rather than agonizing over things that are beyond your control. We cannot control what happens in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere across the U.S., but so … more
While Yellowstone draws thousands of visitors over its winter season, it’s the summer that brings in millions of people from across the globe. And those tourists bring a lot of money into this area, supporting many local jobs. The National Park … more
As the government shutdown enters its fourth week with seemingly no end in sight, we can’t help but wonder if President Trump’s border wall at the heart of this whole kerfuffle … more
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