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We’re pleased to see Wyoming lawmakers taking a preliminary step toward strengthening the state’s public records act. Late last month, the Legislature’s Joint Corporations, … more
In the coming weeks, Park County commissioners are set to consider a variety of different ways that might allow them to cut roughly $2 million out of the county’s budget. We’re looking … more
In recent days, the Powell Volunteer Fire Department responded to multiple out-of-control burns — a sure sign of spring in Wyoming. With an increase in fire calls, it’s a good reminder for drivers to safely share the road with firetrucks and … more
There was some good news in Powell last month. It wasn’t what happened, but rather what didn’t happen. Across the world in September, kids walked out of class in droves to demand … more
In typical Wyoming fashion, just when you think the worst might be behind us, Old Man Winter may still have a few tricks up his sleeve. Just last weekend at the L.A. Kohnke Track Invitational at … more
Most of us who are old enough to be able to do so can remember what we were doing when the world stopped turning 17 years ago this morning (Tuesday). Some of us were at work. Some of us were on … more
The untimely deaths last week of fashion designer Kate Spade and author/chef Anthony Bourdain have once again brought the issue of suicide to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness, … more
Now, with the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration scheduled for next week, the spotlight will once again shine on Powell’s trees. Festivities will kick off Thursday, April 26, as fifth graders from Parkside, Westside and Southside elementary … more
Summer is in full swing, and visitors from all over the world are descending on Yellowstone National Park in droves to enjoy the sights and sounds of what our glorious treasure has to … more
The night had slowly turned from dusk to full dark, and suddenly the air was filled with the unmistakable sights and sounds of a festive fireworks display. Firecrackers popped, multi-colored rockets … more
Wyoming’s second highest-ranking official, Secretary of State Ed Murray, was accused of sexual misconduct by two women. If you’ve missed the news, here’s a recap: In December, Tatiana Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado, shared her story on … more
The good news? Fewer U.S. teens are smoking than in previous decades, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey. In 2000, 28 percent of high school students smoked; that number dropped to 7.6 … more
People are fond of the saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Many people believe the middle class is shrinking as the upper class gobbles up more wealth, creating ever increasing … more
A cold, wet spring has finally given way to what we in Park County hope will be a summer full of fond memories, good weather and quality time spent with family and friends. With all the fun to be … more
Our rugged rural state is known for a lot of firsts — the first national park (Yellowstone), first national forest (the Shoshone) and first national monument (Devils Tower). This year, Wyoming … more
The cost of a one-week pass to Yellowstone or Grand Teton national parks will soon rise from $30 to $35. However, the rates will not shoot all the way up to $70, as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke initially proposed last year. We didn’t … more
A survey in the latest issue of the Columbia Journalism Review presents data on the public’s level of trust in various American institutions. Highest on the list was law enforcement and the … more
A bright, sunny afternoon took a turn for the chaotic over the weekend, as a brief but powerful storm ripped through Powell, leaving in its wake flooded basements, uprooted trees and plenty of … more
With students heading back to school in Powell this week and also throughout the Big Horn Basin this month, there will be more foot traffic and bicycle traffic on local streets during weekday … more
Research in the mid-1950s revealed Americans were spending more money on radios, televisions and musical instruments and less on books, according to the American Library Association. Out of concern that people were reading less, National Library … more
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