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Tessa Baker

If confronted with the terrifying scenario of an active shooter, many schools across the country go into one mode: Lockdown.

Powell school leaders don’t want that to be the case here.

Powell schools are getting new security upgrades in an effort to keep kids safe.

Schools will be equipped with cameras, secure entrances and electronic sign-in systems for visitors.

At a time when empty storefronts dot each block of Bent Street, Friday night brought a welcome sight in downtown Powell: Hundreds of people socializing, eating, dancing and enjoying our small town.

Wear special eclipse glasses or use pinhole projection

In all the hype surrounding Monday’s total solar eclipse, don’t miss this: Protect your eyes if you look at the sun.

In coming months, Wyoming lawmakers may trim more funding from schools, create new taxes or change what K-12 education looks like for students statewide.

Before then, they want to hear from you.

A longtime tradition in Park County held true again this year: Hundreds gathered on a hot July day to buy livestock raised by local youth.

Taxpayers expect certain services from government: Roads, schools, police, courts, parks and libraries, to name a few. We do not expect lattes or sandwiches, but for years, taxpayer dollars have subsidized a county-owned cafe in the Cody library.

Lonestar invites local couple on stage to sing ‘I’m Already There’

Before Wednesday’s Lonestar concert, Paige Schmitt and David Chavis were listening to the band in their car when someone walked up. Chavis rolled down the window, and to their surprise, the stranger started singing along to the music.

An important and difficult challenge

We’ve all heard the old saying about not putting all your eggs in one basket. But when they’re golden eggs, it’s been tough for Wyoming to follow that advice.

If lawmakers are going to support any new taxes to meet Wyoming’s estimated $400 million annual funding deficit for K-12 education, they want to see some budget cuts.

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