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Between classes, schoolwork, sports and other extracurricular activities, kids can find themselves torn in all different directions. Add in the social and societal constructs of being a kid or young adult, such as finding one’s circle of friends … more
Some of these possible tax increases may eventually be debated by the full Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, but the proposals were discussed earlier this month at a legislative committee meeting — also in Cheyenne. While some interim committees … more
As America’s immigration policies have come under intense debate, criticism and scrutiny in recent weeks, the Bible has been part of the nationwide discussion. While speaking about the … more
A new event called Paint the Town Red brought Northwest College students and community members to Bent Street for a concert, food trucks and other activities. The simple purpose of Paint the Town Red was to make Powell feel more like a “college … more
Now, after a snow-laden winter and a cool, wet spring, we seem to have skipped much of the warm spring weather and have gone straight into the heat of summer. Powell saw 92-degree temperatures on Sunday, and more hot weather is expected later … more
In races across the state last year, government transparency was one of the hot topics. Candidates for Wyoming’s statewide offices generally pledged to voters that they would make spending … more
For decades, Wyoming has enjoyed a dual identity as the Equality State and the Cowboy State. Like many Wyomingites, we take pride in those nicknames and believe the two identities can co-exist, as … more
Whether we choose to admit it, gun violence has affected our community. While Wyoming has a different attitude toward guns and gun ownership than much of the nation, that Park County school districts have been voting on whether to arm their teachers … more
When it comes to how to best manage Wyoming’s wildlife, the range of opinions could span across our wide open state. Grizzly bears and wolves often dominate the public spotlight, as management of these predators has been wrought with controversy … more
Today’s paper features the Volunteer Wyoming insert, a “resource to enhance and support effective volunteerism in our local communities.” Published by ServeWyoming, an organization that promotes collaborative efforts between private … more
Critical access hospitals are having a very hard time right now. These hospitals often serve rural populations with valuable medical services where there aren’t the volumes needed to be … more
We’re a country divided, on issues too numerous (and at times, ridiculous) to mention. A quick look at your Facebook news feed likely provides a daily reminder of this, as friends on both sides disagree on everything from politics to what … more
For all the proclamations about the death of newspapers, we believe they continue to play a critical role in communities across the state of Wyoming, remaining an essential source of … more
But there appears to be one thing everyone agrees on: Park County School District No. 1 is at the head of the class. “It’s pretty much known statewide that Powell’s school district is doing some amazing things with computer science,” Sen. … more
On Tuesday, just about everyone across the political spectrum blasted comedian Kathy Griffin for posing for a photo with a fake severed head of President Donald Trump. It’s good to see the widespread condemnation — we could easily run through … more
The official filing period for partisan positions such as those in the county government or the Legislature, and also for the city council, opens next month. It runs from May 17 to June 1. Folks can still run with a third-party or as an independent … more
The state’s minerals industry has footed much of the bill for educating students for years, but the recent downturn in that sector of the economy has left lawmakers with a deficit that runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The mantra … more
Last weekend’s Heart Mountain Pilgrimage served as a reminder that the United States has come a long way when it comes to racial issues — but that we still have a long way to go. On … more
With another election just completed a little more than a week ago, discussion about politics and government in America and in Powell is still going strong — and aside from increased division … more
This year will be a challenging session as our Legislature wrestles with an uncertain budget and looming program cuts and reductions. The emphasis will most likely be workforce and economic development and education. That’s where you come in. … more
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