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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
Never again.  Since the opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in 2011, those two words have become the unofficial rallying cry of the center’s annual Pilgrimage, an event of … more
The Park County Fair wrapped up on Saturday, concluding a week’s worth of entertainment, animals and exhibits. The fair remains a tradition we should be proud of, showcasing the hard work … more
The Joint Minerals Business and Economic Committee received approval and funding this month to study the possibility of constructing a facility in Wyoming for the temporary storage of spent nuclear … more
More than 70 years after the last train left Heart Mountain, filled with Japanese-American incarcerees who had been held against their will during World War II, we should have reached the point where … more
A bright, sunny afternoon took a turn for the chaotic over the weekend, as a brief but powerful storm ripped through Powell, leaving in its wake flooded basements, uprooted trees and plenty of … more
Many local residents made their support for recycling clear in recent weeks, and thankfully, the Park County Commission took notice. After commissioners’ initial 3-2 decision to halve … more
Park County commissioners recently decided to reach out to their constituents before passing a new tax on phone lines, even though they have every legal authority to pass the increase with nothing … more
Asking local voters to approve a new tax is always a tough sell. It’s especially tough when you’ve just delivered some bad news to the community. But that’s the position … more
The night had slowly turned from dusk to full dark, and suddenly the air was filled with the unmistakable sights and sounds of a festive fireworks display. Firecrackers popped, multi-colored rockets … more
Awaking to a city-wide power outage Saturday morning made many of us modify our usual routines — going without coffee, delaying a shower, skipping a trip to the store or opening the garage door … more
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