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CJ Baker

In competing to represent the Powell area in the state House, Republican incumbent Dan Laursen and Democratic challenger Shane Tillotson offer voters two very different choices.

The bad news about this election is obvious: at the top of the ballot, running to be the next President of the United States, you’ll find a set of candidates who, for many, don’t inspire much confidence.

We’ve heard people say they don’t really like either of the two major party candidates and plan to “hold their nose” when casting their ballots.

The City of Powell and its police department cannot be held liable for a sexual assault committed by one of its officers in 2011, a judge ruled last week.

Wanting the gray wolf to be turned over to state management as soon as possible, Park County commissioners are calling on Congress to do an end-run around the judges and environmental groups that might stand in the way.

For even the most ambitious citizens and media outlets, it’s nearly impossible to keep tabs on every single arm of local government.

Powell High School’s swimmers and divers had a solid opening day at the Class 3A West conference tournament in Lyman, with 14 of the 18 Powell girls making the finals or consolation finals. But they competed even better on day two.

You wouldn’t know from the humble way he tells it, but in his 14 years as a deputy Park County attorney, Jim Davis worked on some of the most contentious legal issues in the county.

A judge recently reduced a Powell woman’s prison sentence by roughly six months — although he lacked the authority to do so under the state’s rules of criminal procedure.

Head to conference this weekend

In their final tune-up before conference, Powell High School’s girls swimming and diving team took a comfortable victory over Cody in the Fillies’ pool.

Wyoming’s five statewide officials gathered Thursday for an agenda that included deciding whether to give a Cody pharmaceutical manufacturer a multi-million dollar loan.

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