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NWC trustees passionately debated whether to spend up to $280,000 to repair the music-playing tower — that on top of a $60,000 engineering study to figure out precisely what repairs are needed. During the Nov. 13 discussion, trustee Bob Newsome … more
Some of these possible tax increases may eventually be debated by the full Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, but the proposals were discussed earlier this month at a legislative committee meeting — also in Cheyenne. While some interim committees … more
Today’s paper features the Volunteer Wyoming insert, a “resource to enhance and support effective volunteerism in our local communities.” Published by ServeWyoming, an organization that promotes collaborative efforts between private … 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Less obvious, however, is the toll that fires take on first responders. Like many communities across the country, Powell is fortunate to have a dedicated group of service-minded heroes who range from the EMTs at Powell Valley Hospital to … more
When the Powell Economic Partnership and the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce began working in conjunction with each other in January, it was seen as a temporary fix; the chamber was actively searching for a new executive director, and PEP stepped … more
Name-calling seems to be more accepted in America, even as we teach children not to bully one another. Those on both sides of the political spectrum take aim at each other, sometimes going to extreme lengths to disparage the other side. The … more
Unlike some of the recent acts of mass murder, there was not a readily apparent motive behind the shooter’s actions. But regardless of what authorities ultimately find, there is nothing that will make sense of a truly senseless act of … more
At the time, many questioned whether a football game was the proper venue for a political statement, especially during a three-minute piece of music long thought to be nothing more than a means to honor our country, what it stands for and the men … more
But as much as we’d like to find a reason to fault the clinic’s move, we can’t — not because we agree with the decision, but because the VA has offered so little information we don’t know what to think. On that point, the facts are … more
At the height of harvest season, rain slowed farmers’ plans and in many cases, halted them altogether. While growers returned to the fields on Monday, another storm is bringing more rain and even the possibility of snow for some areas on … more
As we’ve seen after tragedies that resonate nationwide, Americans are at their best when circumstances are at their worst. Politics, race, gender and social status take a back seat when disaster strikes, be it the attacks of 9/11 or the aftermath … more
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