Powell, WY


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CJ Baker

Park County commissioners didn’t have to look far to find the next person to oversee the annual fair and other county events.

Christmas gift from children sent Powell couple to Donald Trump’s inauguration

Flying across the country, walking several miles around Washington, D.C., and standing for hours amid a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people was all worth it for a Powell couple who attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

The second of three defendants charged in connection with a 2014 murder in Badger Basin — and subsequent mutilation of the victim’s body —  has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Last week, Senate President Eli Bebout saw the writing on the wall, deciding not to waste the Legislature’s time with a proposed amendment to the Wyoming Constitution that would have set the stage for the state to take over many federal lands.

Commission still worried about economy

Park County employees won’t be getting any raises this fiscal year.

Baseball legend Pete Rose has playfully called him out on national television, he’s fetched statistics for and talked sports with Alex Rodriguez and he’s broadcast college basketball games at Duke, North Carolina and Kansas.

Grizzly bears and the Wapiti Elementary School were unexpectedly thrown into the national spotlight during a Tuesday hearing for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

Get ready to start paying taxes on orders from — and other online retailers could be next.

Gov. Matt Mead announced Thursday that, as part of an agreement with the state, Amazon will begin collecting tax on its sales to Wyoming consumers and businesses on March 1.

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.

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