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City of Powell leaders recently gave IT director Zack Thorington the ultimate promotion, naming him as the next city administrator. It is a good decision. Thorington immediately brings a deep … more
Offer people enough money and they’ll put up with quite a bit. So if the State of Wyoming was offered, say, billions of dollars a year, you might find some folks willing to hold their nose … more
A famous quotation says that there are three kinds of people: Those who learn by reading, those who learn by observation and — to take a bit of creative license — those who just have to … more
As it is often said on Game of Thrones, winter is coming — but it isn’t here yet. Monday is Labor Day, which unofficially marks the end of another summer and the beginning of fall. And … more
It’s a disturbing photo, one made even more so by the crassness of the email that accompanied it. A smiling member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, is pictured with a family of dead … more
To mark the beginning of the holiday season, local businesses recently gave out various holiday goodies — from sweets to ciders to soups — to hundreds of shoppers. Many stores also … more
The deadline for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act — widely known as Obamacare — is Friday. In the past, people could sign up until the end of January, but the enrollment period was cut short this year, and the deadline is … more
After all, whoever heard of a city councilman, lawmaker or gubernatorial candidate running on a platform of secret plans and confidential documents? The reason for that is simple: Our government is intended to be, as President Abraham Lincoln put … more
It’s been disheartening, to put it mildly, to watch the federal government start implementing massive taxes on the Canadian paper that we and other newspapers around Wyoming use each … more
In hindsight, it sure is easy to spot a scam. On almost a daily basis we hear about some hapless soul who fell victim to the latest scam. There are people who purchase thousands of dollars … more
Earlier this year a New York man allegedly took out his shotgun and fired upon a drone flying over his house. The drone owners followed the drone to its last recorded GPS location. That led them to … more
— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Dr. Seuss, the much-loved writer of children’s books whose simple, rich stories and colorful characters helped shape generations of young readers, would have celebrated his 114th birthday last … more
According to the International Disasters Database, the number of deaths from climate events has plummeted more than 95 percent since 1930. Fewer people than ever die from natural disasters. This … more
Election Day dominated much of the limelight this week, but our country will soon observe another important date. Sunday is Veterans Day, when we recognize those who have served in America’s … more
But officials at animal shelters, veterinarians and pet-related websites agree: The giving of a pet is not something to do on impulse. “Kittens and puppies are really cute for the first half hour,” said Barb Muecke of the City of Powell/Moyer … more
Many Wyomingites have welcomed President Donald Trump’s focus on rolling back regulations. We hope they’ll also join in welcoming last week’s exit of embattled Environmental … more
Powell High School held its annual year-end Athletic Awards Night earlier this week, recognizing coaches and athletes from all of the fall and winter sports and honoring their commitment to their … more
For those of us who live in Powell, we don’t need a statewide test to tell us that our kids are special. We see that everyday, not just in the classroom, but also in the ways they rally around … more
Travelers visiting the area can choose from dozens of local places to rent — the Homesteader Cabin in Powell, the Ralston Clubhouse, the Geodesic Dome Greenhouse in Clark and the Bleistein … more
For the past several years, Wyoming lawmakers have resisted calls to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. Not even Gov. Matt Mead was able to sway the Legislature into offering government-sponsored … more
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