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Tessa Baker

Before Wyoming even became a state, women had important rights here.

Wyoming granted women the right to vote in 1869 — 21 years before officially becoming a state in 1890. We’re proud to be known as the first state that gave women the right to vote.

First responders honored in September

As America marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday, many of us clearly recalled memories from the terrible September day. We remembered the moments when we first heard that terrorists attacked our nation, and our sense of security came crumbling down.

In addition to birds and planes, Wyoming’s skies are playing host to an increasing number of drones.

Continue to be wary of scams, especially those targeting seniors

Con artists come in many forms today. Sometimes they pretend to be grandchildren in need. Other times they claim to be collecting donations for victims of a fire or other tragedy. As we have seen again recently, they also pose as officials with the IRS or another government agency.

District’s major maintenance projects completed

From Clark Elementary School to the bus barns, the Powell school district tackled numerous major maintenance projects this summer.

Though November is still a couple of months away, it’s safe to assume many of you are already tired of hearing about elections.

It’s Primary Election Day in Wyoming, so if you haven’t already cast your vote, be sure to get to the polls before 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).

As large wildfires raged across the West this summer, those of us in Park County only saw smoky skies as evidence of their devastation.

Until last week, that is.

It just got easier for local bartenders to check IDs, and more difficult for minors to drink alcohol in Powell.

We say cheers to that.

Powell bartenders have a new digital tool to check IDs.

Eight Powell bars received ID scanners from the Prevention Management Organization last week.

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