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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
Where ashes once smoldered, a new beginning will arise on North Day Street. That’s the promise from Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity as it recently demolished an old house that was damaged … 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 its heyday, the Powell Kiwanis Club boasted a robust membership and was a staple in the community for 63 years. In that time, the service organization and fraternal brotherhood were stalwarts of … more
It seems a given in Wyoming: If public officials are discussing public business, they hold a public meeting and notify members of the public, giving them a chance to weigh in. That’s how … more
Much to the delight of dogs (and their owners), Wiggly Field opened to the public over the weekend. As Powell’s first off-leash dog park, the cleverly named addition to Homesteader Park is a … more
Summer has come and gone, and the planned Clocktower Inn is now several months behind schedule. That’s largely due to problems the developer is having with securing all the funding for the … more
A long overdue apology took place during a special ceremony at War Memorial Stadium Friday evening, as the University of Wyoming welcomed back the surviving members of the Black 14. Which begs the … more
With coal and other minerals companies going bankrupt at an alarming clip, state lawmakers are considering ways to better protect Wyoming taxpayers and workers. Last week, the Legislature’s … more
It’s true that Powell is a special place to call home — a place where neighbors look out for each other in an area surrounded by natural beauty. But the trait we’re most thankful … more
With air ambulance bills sometimes hitting $100,000 per flight, state officials are planning to submit a proposal this month to the federal government to incorporate the service into Medicaid in … 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
It was an idea born and cultivated on a cold, snowy morning in February of 2017, a plan to reinforce Powell’s image as a “college town.” Out of that public meeting, hosted by … 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
According to a Wyoming Office of Tourism report, travel-generated jobs in 2017 accounted for 20 percent of the total employment in Park County. In 2018, travel spending totaled over $460 million. … 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
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
For 100 years, The American Legion has offered assistance to all of our country’s veterans — from World War I to the Vietnam War to the War on Terror. But, until last month, certain … more
This week, President Donald Trump signed a $4.7 trillion budget. The deal raises federal spending by $320 billion over the next two years — and it will increase the national debt by $1.7 … more
It was a devastating weekend for America, as two mass shootings occurred within 24 hours. Shootings in Texas and Ohio left at least 31 people dead, dozens injured and even more lives shattered as … more
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