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But you can find people from Uganda, China, Pakistan and Turkmenistan all living here. Our small town is home to students from each of those countries, and more than a dozen others. They’ve traveled thousands of miles to study at Northwest … more
Last week, Park County School District No. 1 leaders and Powell police announced that multiple students had been involved in discussing some kind of threat against Powell Middle School. With a continuing investigation and the matter involving … more
When we look at the early-release Fridays, it’s not just a means of letting everyone out early to start the weekend. For students, getting out earlier gives them the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities without missing as much … more
If you’re planning a controlled burn of a field this spring, it’s important to follow some basic guidelines from local and state officials: • Before igniting a fire, be sure to call the Park County Dispatch Center at 754-8700 to notify … more
Statewide, K-12 schools must trim $27 million from their budgets over the next two years. While those cuts aren’t as deep as they could have been — state senators had proposed slashing up to $76.2 million, according to WyoFile — we’re … more
But behind the bureaucratic jargon was a dramatic announcement: The federal government was declaring a more than 22 percent tariff (that is, a tax) on certain types of Canadian paper. The targets include the newsprint used by the Powell Tribune and … more
It’s the natural progression of the delisting process — and it’s a good idea. The proposed hunting season would run from Sep. 15 to Nov. 15 in six of the eight hunting areas bordering Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and two … more
When comparing the two neighboring National Park Service properties, the differences can be stark. While over 4.1 million visitors flocked to Yellowstone National Park last year, only around 260,000 ventured into Bighorn Canyon National … 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
— 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
The first item on the city’s list: Absaroka Street improvements. After the survey found that voters were open to the idea of a specific purpose tax, government leaders for Powell, Cody, Meeteetse and Park County put a tax on the November 2016 … 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
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
A blizzard pounded the area on Sunday with blowing snow, frigid temperatures, icy roads and huge drifts. While it arrived with an especially powerful punch, snowstorms come with the territory in Wyoming. In the hours before the snowfall, however, … more
While Wyoming law requires political candidates and their committees to publicly disclose the money they’ve received and spent, there really aren’t any penalties for those who fail to play by the rules. In the last election cycle, candidates … more
Between classes, schoolwork, sports and other extracurricular activities, kids can find themselves torn in all different directions. Add in the social and societal constructs of being a kid or young adult, such as finding one’s circle of friends … more
When it comes to how to best manage Wyoming’s wildlife, the range of opinions could span across our wide open state. Grizzly bears and wolves often dominate the public spotlight, as management of these predators has been wrought with controversy … more
But there appears to be one thing everyone agrees on: Park County School District No. 1 is at the head of the class. “It’s pretty much known statewide that Powell’s school district is doing some amazing things with computer science,” Sen. … more
This year will be a challenging session as our Legislature wrestles with an uncertain budget and looming program cuts and reductions. The emphasis will most likely be workforce and economic development and education. That’s where you come in. … more
Wyoming’s second highest-ranking official, Secretary of State Ed Murray, was accused of sexual misconduct by two women. If you’ve missed the news, here’s a recap: In December, Tatiana Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado, shared her story on … more
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