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CJ Baker

The internet has opened up a world of shopping opportunities for people in rural towns like ours, but it’s a double-edged sword that cuts into communities in multiple ways. Beyond local retailers receiving less business and dollars leaving the local economy, under the current set-up, Wyoming’s governments also lose out on sales tax dollars to maintain or improve their towns, cities and counties. Some estimates say that, by not requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes, the State of Wyoming is losing $28 million a year.

Persuaded by evidence that the crime may have been due to brain injuries, a judge has put a Powell man on probation for severely beating his wife in 2015.

Insurer calls award ‘truly excessive’

Rejecting the defense’s claims that the verdict was too large, a judge has upheld a jury’s nearly $2.3 million award to two Meeteetse men who were injured in a 2010 crash.

When they convene this month, state lawmakers will consider whether to make massive amounts of police data off-limits to the public.

Doing so would be a mistake.

With only about 330 residents, it’s unlikely that the Town of Meeteetse could have raised its sewer rates high enough to replace its aging sewage lagoons.

A November day of racing at the Park County Fairgrounds was “kind of like they used to have here — only we had bigger and better ones than ever used to race here,” organizer Brock Ninker said of the cars. “We have more horsepower hitting this track than it’s ever seen before.”

Sent to look for a possibly drunk driver, Powell police instead found a stolen vehicle and evidence of stolen identities during a Friday night traffic stop.

Powell is hiring.

In the coming weeks and months, new leaders will be chosen to manage the Powell school district, the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Park County Fairgrounds.

Powell lawmaker seeks to change time

A Powell lawmaker hopes to get Wyoming to end its twice-a-year routine of springing forward and falling back an hour by making daylight saving time last all year.

A Cody man agreed to pay more than $1,000 and accept a conviction for acting as an unlicensed outfitter in 2013.

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