Human trafficking may seem like a foreign concept in Wyoming. Yet, here in our rural state, cases of modern-day slavery occur — humans are bought, sold and smuggled, forced to work or prostitute themselves.
“If you think it doesn’t happen in Wyoming, think again,” said Rep. Elaine Harvey, R-Lovell, during recent debate on a bill that would make human trafficking a crime in the state.
Debate ahead as lawmakers consider Senate File 104
Education in Wyoming is at a crossroads.
If legislative leaders succeed in coming weeks, the state superintendent of public instruction may no longer oversee the Wyoming Department of Education. A measure endorsed by top legislators would create a new director of the agency, to be appointed by the governor rather than through an election.
A mouse was drowning in the basin of a toilet, struggling to get his head above the water. Carla Wensky saw the small rodent and didn’t hesitate — she rescued him. She then realized that if she couldn’t watch this little mouse die, how could she watch her friend die?
DEQ approves transfer station, construction to begin in spring
Powell’s garbage transfer station is closer to becoming a reality.
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality approved the official permit last month for the city of Powell to build the transfer station on North Ingalls Street, near the City Sanitation Department.
The new year is bringing changes at The Merc in downtown Powell. The community-owned clothing store will consolidate all of its merchandise into the north building on Bent Street and sell or lease its south building.
Powell Troop Support provides gifts for locals who serve abroad
Instead of sharing this Christmas beside their loved ones, active-duty soldiers from the Powell area will spend the holiday on foreign soil thousands of miles from home. They can’t be in Wyoming, so generous residents have sent a part of Wyoming to them — in the form of letters, supplies and, of course, jerky.