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Springtime is typically filled with hope, especially for students about to graduate. But for the Class of 2020, uncertainty looms. This year’s seniors have been forced to give up so many … more
In theory, this should be the golden age of news. It’s hard to think of another time in recent history when timely, accurate information was more important than now, when it seems the entire … more
In February 2009, then-President Barack Obama passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which pumped $833 billion into the economy, in response to what was being called at the time an … more
If March came in like a typical lamb, it’s going out as an almost unrecognizable lion. Our lives changed dramatically in mid-March as the global COVID-19 pandemic reached our corner of Wyoming. … more
Don’t let the low numbers for known cases of coronavirus in Park County and Wyoming lull you into complacency and any false sense of security. That’s the message of plain talk opinion … more
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued a “strongly suggested” statewide curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was … more
As the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced in Wyoming last week, life quickly changed in our small community. Empty store shelves, canceled events and extra precautions all became a … more
Ask your friends for their hottest take on beans or barley, and you might not get much more than a blank stare. Ask them about hemp, however, and there’s a chance you’ll get a speech … more
As the snow and ice thaw, many Wyomingites can’t wait to get outside to enjoy our area’s recreational opportunities that are the envy of many around the world. In the summer months, … more
The weather has been considerably warmer lately, and as the snow melts away, it’s hard not to feel a bit more excited about weekends and evenings. This coming weekend, temperatures might get up … more
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
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