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The images of a smirking high school student standing in the face of a Native American veteran at the Lincoln Memorial have dominated the airwaves, print and social media from literally the moment it … more
A blizzard pounded the area on Sunday with blowing snow, frigid temperatures, icy roads and huge drifts. While it arrived with an especially powerful punch, snowstorms come with the territory in Wyoming. In the hours before the snowfall, however, … more
Be glad you’re reading about the flu in 2018 and not in 1918. One hundred years ago, the news was grim as the 1918 influenza pandemic spread across the globe, claiming more lives than World … more
When pollsters survey people for their thoughts about the federal government and Congress, they often find folks are pretty disenchanted with the government overall, but appreciate the efforts of … more
It can be tough to change habits, especially ones that have been around for a century. In a tradition tracing back to 1918, we Americans faithfully switch our clocks forward an hour in the spring, … more
After a Montana judge reinstated federal protections for grizzly bears on Monday, the iconic species is dominating headlines once again — and rightfully so. But before we weigh in on the … more
If you want to gauge just how fed-up Wyomingites have gotten with our state’s expanding grizzly bear population, consider Senate File 93 from the past legislative session. Titled … more
According to a Wyoming Office of Tourism report, travel-generated jobs in 2017 accounted for 20 percent of the total employment in Park County. In 2018, travel spending totaled over $460 million. … more
While Wyoming law requires political candidates and their committees to publicly disclose the money they’ve received and spent, there really aren’t any penalties for those who fail to play by the rules. In the last election cycle, candidates … more
With air ambulance bills sometimes hitting $100,000 per flight, state officials are planning to submit a proposal this month to the federal government to incorporate the service into Medicaid in … more
In its heyday, the Powell Kiwanis Club boasted a robust membership and was a staple in the community for 63 years. In that time, the service organization and fraternal brotherhood were stalwarts of … more
There’s a lot riding on Tuesday’s primary election. Across the state, candidates have spent millions of dollars on advertisements and mailers. Countless signs dot local yards, busy … more
Northwest College has faced plenty of challenges over the past few years. Budget cuts, declining enrollment, the elimination of programs and the future of the campus’ largest residential hall … more
Life became more difficult for dozens of Park County families this week. Eight employees at Northwest College lost their jobs as the college faces continuing budget deficits, while the college is … more
Park County saw its first snowfall last week, reminding residents that, although the calendar still says mid-October, winter is just around the corner. With the coming of winter also comes the … more
If there’s one thing about last week’s election that we all can agree on, it may be the feeling of relief that it’s over. Although the results won’t be officially certified … more
If you ask a local resident to identify some of the animals or geysers in Yellowstone National Park, you’ll likely get an extensive list. The same is true with names of various valleys, rivers … more
The Joint Minerals Business and Economic Committee received approval and funding this month to study the possibility of constructing a facility in Wyoming for the temporary storage of spent nuclear … more
The Big Horn Basin got its first measurable snowfall of the season on Oct. 13, and with it a rash of vehicular accidents; the Park County Sheriff’s Office alone received five crash reports … more
As communities across the country recognize National Library Week through April 13, we certainly have a lot to celebrate in Park County. In addition to offering thousands of books, our local … more
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