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Tessa Baker

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.

When visiting a foreign destination, it’s good to know basic guidelines about staying safe — especially when the place is full of boiling hot springs and wild bison.

Powell Valley Community Education is now operating under the umbrella of Northwest College.

It’s been an incredibly difficult week for America — one filled with violence and heartache.

Stilt-walking Uncle Sam to mark his final Cody Stampede Parade

Following 40 years atop 4-foot stilts on the Fourth of July, Dennis Haugen will soon take his last stroll through the Cody Stampede Parade as Uncle Sam.

As Old Glory displays its stars and stripes at Independence Day celebrations, it’s important for Wyomingites to also pay attention to another flag during the holiday: A red flag warning for fire danger.

Two new members joined the Powell school board last week.

The Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees appointed Lillian Brazelton and Kimberly Condie to fill two vacant positions Thursday evening.

As true Jedi, they had to make their own lightsabers,” said Jim Gilman, Powell High School art teacher, of his students’ latest project.

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