Powell, WY


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Tessa Baker

Amid the busyness of preparing for their annual Christmas program last week, Parkside Elementary staff and students received exciting news: Parkside is one of only about 100 schools in the country to be named a 2015 National Title I Distinguished School.

“There’s nothing quite like the first snow of the season to fill your eyes with wonder,” said photographer Sandy Sisti of Wapiti.

As snow gently fell in Yellowstone National Park this autumn, Sisti photographed a grizzly cub surveying the scene — a bear fittingly known by wildlife photographers as “Snow.”

Thumbs up to the Country Christmas events planned this weekend. Expect to see strolling carolers, lighted parade floats, decorated homes, performances by local kids and Santa Claus arriving on an antique fire truck during the festive holiday weekend.

Lighted Parade, Santa's Workshop, caroling, Tour of Homes and more

With glowing lights, strolling carolers, homes decked out for the holidays and a visit from Santa Claus, favorite festivities will return as part of Country Christmas this weekend in Powell.

With the 2016 presidential election still 11 months away, many Americans are already fixated on the race. From Facebook posts to dinner-table rants, so much time and attention goes to national races.

No one in the community should be alone on Thanksgiving. That’s the message from local churches preparing next week’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives, opened the door to new representation next year, announcing she will not seek re-election.

One hundred years ago, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, went from state to state on horseback, asking for a day to honor American Indians. He got the endorsements of 24 state governments and on Dec. 14, 1915, he presented them at the White House.

After visiting 106 local classrooms, talking with 301 people and spending several days in Powell, an accreditation team gave Park County School District No. 1 a glowing review last week.

We have plenty of reasons to love autumn in Wyoming, but many residents eagerly await one particular pastime above all others: Hunting.

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