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Death is not as popular as it used to be. Back in 1994, Gallup found that a record 80 percent of Americans favored the death penalty for people convicted of murder. By last year, however, support … more
Friday begins the seventh annual pilgrimage at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, a yearly gathering held to commemorate the 14,000 people of Japanese ancestry — many of whom were U.S. … more
Earlier this month, an aerial spraying contractor operating in the Willwood area had a mishap that sprayed herbicides outside targeted fields. Trees were damaged and at least one family experienced … more
Tuesday was Equal Pay Day. The day is intended to symbolize how far into the year a woman must work to earn what a man earned in the previous year. The day aims to raise awareness that women … more
As we’ve seen after tragedies that resonate nationwide, Americans are at their best when circumstances are at their worst. Politics, race, gender and social status take a back seat when disaster strikes, be it the attacks of 9/11 or the aftermath … more
Piloting a TBM Avenger in August of 1944 in the area of the Bonin Islands, following a successful bombing run on Japanese installations on Chichijima, Naval aviator George Herbert Walker Bush and his … more
While Christmas songs proclaim the holiday as the “most wonderful time of the year,” we would say there are few weeks more exciting in small-town America than Homecoming … more
In the hours leading up to the Senate’s vote on a $1.5 trillion tax bill, Republicans secured their final few votes to pass the bill 51 to 49 in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We’re disappointed in the process and that Senators rushed to … more
While Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplows were working to clear U.S. Highway 14-A between Powell and Cody, the crews reported about a half-dozen instances where impatient drivers passed the plows on the right-hand side. “People just, … more
The journey for people with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts is often long and lonely, too. That’s why Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth is walking, one step at a time, toward Cheyenne: To raise awareness for suicide prevention. Since … more
After decades of operating in the red, the Powell Golf Club staged a comeback of epic proportions over the last six years, erasing a nearly quarter-million dollar debt with a mixture of aggressive … more
Congress’ latest game of chicken — this time over whether to build a new wall at the country’s southern border — resulted in yet another government shutdown last week. more
Of the more than 500 bills and resolutions that the Wyoming Legislature considered during the past session, Gov. Mark Gordon says it was a bill dealing with a private school in Jackson Hole that … more
A Park County School District No. 1 employee recently requested to carry a concealed firearm while at school. Under a new state law, the identities of employees authorized to carry are confidential, so the matter was discussed in executive session. … more
For elderly residents living alone, long winters like this one can be especially isolating. But seniors don’t have to worry about making a warm meal or struggle to start their car in the … more
Monday was Earth Day across the nation and around the globe, an event that began on April 22, 1970, in response to a massive oil spill off the coast of California in 1969. The spill blanketed the … more
Whether it’s because we think our immune system is strong enough to withstand whatever flu season throws our way, or we simply keep putting it off until spring arrives, the fact remains that many of us simply roll the dice and take our … more
Last week, over the objections of Republican leaders in Congress, President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats that would raise the country’s so-called debt ceiling for three months — allowing the federal government to keep spending more … more
In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, this time at a video game event in a mall in Jacksonville, Florida, the debate becomes whether a 24-year-old man with a history of mental illness should … more
Northwest Wyoming is one of the most beautiful places in all of the United States, if not the world — and part of that beauty has to do with the wild animals that call the area home. Getting a … more
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