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Dumpster divers, beware: It is no longer legal to dig through city trash containers in Powell.

Last week, Powell city councilmen approved an ordinance that prohibits taking out contents of city trash containers. It also makes it illegal to climb on Dumpsters.

 

November 27, 2012 9:16 am

EDITORIAL: Salvaging Southside

Potential for old school site to be used for new purpose

A school building without students faces an uncertain fate in coming months.

For decades, the old Southside Elementary School has stood as a familiar fixture in Powell, but students haven’t occupied its classrooms for nearly two years.

With a few Christmas traditions already under way in Powell and Thanksgiving just days away, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the holiday season.

Before the turkey is served Thursday and Black Friday sales hit, it’s important that as a community, we recognize those who give up holidays with their families to help others.

Last week’s election showed Americans just how divided our nation has become. That makes bipartisan efforts in the days that follow all the more important and encouraging.

Just a couple of days after a divisive Election Day, six senators — three Republicans, three Democrats — joined in asking for more work to reduce wildfire risks.

Wilkins Jewelry started 57 years ago

For more than half of Powell’s 103-year existence, Wilkins Jewelry has stood on main street. This weekend, after 57 years, the store will close.

November 01, 2012 7:56 am

EDITORIAL: Your vote matters

Get informed and vote Tuesday

More than likely, you’ve heard a lot of numbers during this campaign season. From unemployment figures to deficit estimates to how much a 1-cent tax could cost you — we’ve all been bombarded with statistics as Nov. 6 approaches.

October 30, 2012 7:36 am

EDITORIAL: A tale of two taxes:

Lodging tax, infrastructure tax distinct issues

Among other significant ballot items, Park County voters will decide the fate of two proposed taxes next week.

It’s important not to confuse the two.

News travels fast in small towns, often through word of mouth. But it shouldn’t always be that way. Some news — especially that with broad impact — needs to be communicated directly.

October 16, 2012 8:05 am

EDITORIAL: Feeding the hungry

Opportunities exist to aid local residents in need

Many Wyomingites never worry about where their next meal is coming from or how they will afford a bag of groceries. But for some residents struggling to make ends meet, those concerns are all too real.

With Election Day just weeks away, one presidential debate down and two more to go, many voters have grown weary of campaign season, and understandably so.

You may have already made up your mind on national and state candidates, but it’s time to pay attention to local races.

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