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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
Drivers who do it are easy enough to spot: Lane changes without signaling, erratic speeds, not paying attention to pedestrians or cyclists on the road or in crosswalks. Sadly, most of us are guilty of it, as our need to multi-task and utilize … 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
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
The Trump administration has announced plans to substantially hike the weekly entrance fees at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and 15 other popular national parks across the country. Under a proposal unveiled last week, a trip into Yellowstone or Grand … 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
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