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Ilene Olson

Tuesday was National Ag Day. While the occasion often goes unnoticed in urban areas of the country, it is an important observance in Park County and the Big Horn Basin, where agriculture is an integral part of our life.

What’s in a name?

For the former Boys and Girls Clubs of Park County — now the Youth Clubs of Park County — it’s sustainability.

“We can’t cut our way out of this one.”

Gov. Matt Mead, Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, and Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, among others, warned us before the 2017 Legislature started up that some significant changes — both spending cuts and revenue increases — would be necessary to resolve Wyoming’s looming $400 million education funding deficit for the coming year.

With a heavy heart, Henrietta “Henry” McGary walked into Ballard Funeral Home after her mother’s death on Feb. 10.

Powell Valley Healthcare and South Big Horn County Hospital are working together in new ways to provide services to patients in the Basin/Greybull area.

A light fixture in a furnace closet is the likely culprit in a house fire on North Day Street that left a Powell family homeless Saturday evening.

Tearing down the DeWitt Student Center at Northwest College and building a new student center in its place would be faster and cheaper than constructing a new building in phases.

As chairman of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is advocating for streamlining federal programs that fund child care and early childhood education. The goal, he said, is to eliminate duplication of services to make those programs more efficient and effective.

Ice jam causes flooding in unexpected places between Greybull/Lovell

Fifteen minutes. That’s all the time Ernie and Teresa Marsh had Tuesday to get themselves and their vehicles out of the path of a flood that no one expected to ever happen near their Big Horn County home.

It’s hard to imagine a better advocate for an overhaul of the Endangered Species Act than former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who testified last week before the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee.

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