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A bill now being considered by state lawmakers would make our primary elections just a little more polarized and a little less accessible. House Bill 209, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Dan … more
With significant drops in enrollment, Northwest College is looking at making major changes on its campus. At first glance, it may seem contradictory that plans call for building a $20 million … more
Last month, President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an event that also featured speeches from climate activists Al Gore and Greta Thunberg. In his speech, … more
The University of Wyoming trustees shocked many in the state last year when they abruptly — and without any elaboration — announced they would not be renewing the contract of President … more
Three years is a long time to wait. For some cats at the City of Powell/Moyer Animal Shelter, they’ve waited for a home since 2017. Three years — or more than 1,000 days — is an … more
The general election is nine months away, and the news this past week included the carnage at the Iowa Caucus and the State of the Union address. Tensions are high. State and federal lawmakers, as … more
Wyoming lawmakers and Gov. Mark Gordon deserve real credit for their efforts to improve citizens’ access to public records in 2019. Revisions to the state’s public records law — … more
As a newspaper, we take the First Amendment seriously. It protects the freedom of the press, as well as the freedom of speech and religion. While many of us often enjoy those rights on a daily basis, … more
After Northwest College Athletic Director Brian Erickson gave a presentation on a proposed esports program before the board of trustees in December, the public reaction was mixed. The college … more
If you compiled a list of the most common gripes about the Park County Commission, one might be the complaint that it’s “just” a part-time job. But the position goes well beyond … more
Just a couple of weeks into the new year, it’s easy to get discouraged by the deluge of bad news from Washington, Iran, Australia and elsewhere. But many positive things continue to happen, … more
The announcement this week that Billings Clinic and Powell Valley Healthcare have signed an affiliation agreement was great news on a number of levels. As the two healthcare providers have said of … more
The holiday season is a special time of year, when we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year, Festivus and, apparently, the approval of a massive spending package in … more
For many serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Christmas Day won’t just be spent working — it also will be spent thousands of miles away from their families. more
When Christmas celebrations feature copious amounts of food — from sweets filling breakroom tables to family dinners that leave everyone stuffed — hunger can be the last thing on our … more
A study published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Emergency Medicine followed 484 “opioid naive” patients prescribed opioids for acute pain upon release from the … more
It’s become something of a rite of spring and fall: A driver from out of state blindly follows directions from their GPS device and attempts to cross the closed Beartooth Highway, with … 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
Most people spent Thanksgiving Day with friends and family sharing a big meal. Many here in Powell went to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, a unique display of giving in our little town. The … more
In the coming weeks, Park County commissioners are set to consider a variety of different ways that might allow them to cut roughly $2 million out of the county’s budget. We’re looking … more
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