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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
A Cheyenne judge apparently did something she shouldn’t have. The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics put out a news release last month announcing that Laramie County Circuit … more
A recent item in the Park County Sheriff’s Department’s weekly log stated that a deputy was controlling traffic on the Chief Joseph Highway (Wyo. Highway 296) because of a bear sighting … more
October is upon us, the new school year is in full swing and residents are holding on to the final few weeks of warm weather before we break out warmer coats and holiday decorations. Farmers are … more
The Park County Fair wrapped up on Saturday, concluding a week’s worth of entertainment, animals and exhibits. The fair remains a tradition we should be proud of, showcasing the hard work … more
When a local resident killed a mountain lion in his yard just south of Powell last week, many in our community were surprised the carnivorous cat was hanging out so close to town. We also were … more
While improving commodity prices have brought some sunshine back to Wyoming, the state cannot just sit back and wait for brighter days to come. We must use this calm after the storm to prepare for — and hopefully prevent — the next one. Socking … more
After the recent expulsion of dogs from the property and playgrounds of Park County School District No. 1, the Powell City Council might soon provide dogs — and their human companions — a … more
While the start of the 2019-2020 school year is still a little ways away, practice for fall sports has begun in earnest for the teams at Northwest College and Powell High School. And while changes … more
Consider tinkering with a gun law and you can expect to have a fight on your hands, even if the change seems to be common sense. Such is the case with a proposal now being considered by the … more
We here in Park County really don’t like taxes, and a proposal to eliminate voter input on the fifth cent of general sales tax is not going to be a popular one just about anywhere in the … more
Growing up in a small community in the least populated state, Powell kids may feel limited at times. But local youth have something that many do not: An exceptional education. For local students … more
The first weekend of spring found many of us outside, enjoying the chance to get out in the warm sunshine or starting yard work. But for Powell firemen, much of the weekend was spent fighting … more
For baseball fans, spring means the start of another Major League Baseball season, and this year’s opening-day festivities featured a Park County angle. Cody filmmaker Preston Randolph’s award-winning documentary “The Summer of ’81” was … more
Powellites often step up to help local children. Throughout the school year, the Backpack Blessings Program ensures kids in need have food to take home over the weekend. On Fridays, children leave … more
While the federal government shutdown drags on, the state government is rolling onward as the Wyoming Legislature convenes today (Tuesday). As the 2019 General Session continues over the next two … more
When Future Farmers of America started in 1928, its mission was to prepare the next generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. Today, we are part of that larger population … more
But one resolution that many of us make and don’t always keep is the one that can go a long way toward living a healthier and longer life: Losing weight and eating right. Sixty-five percent of Wyoming adults were considered overweight in 2015, … more
In a sense, a luncheon in the park last Thursday in Powell broke the mold for political campaign gatherings in these parts. Political candidate forums have traditionally been hosted by the League … more
Ask someone for their thoughts about the upcoming midterm election, and you might hear something about making America great or, conversely, about wanting to create a “blue wave.” To … more
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