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During the heat waves this summer, Californians found themselves roasting in the dark when rolling blackouts left hundreds of thousands of residents without power.  While the causes continue … more
In the run-up to each presidential election, the politicians and pundits warn us that our country is teetering on a precipice, with the fate of the world resting on which of two candidates we choose. … more
Along with Americans around the country, we mourn the loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever serve in the nation’s top court. As Chief Justice John … more
Recently, a research paper concluded that the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, in August, caused the spread of 260,000 new cases of coronavirus. Deeming the rally a “super … more
While humans have been dealing with the spread of a disruptive disease in 2020, the region’s deer populations continue to be hammered by a deadly threat: chronic wasting disease (CWD). To … more
When Northwest College planned for the future in the 2015-16 school year, leaders adopted a new strategic plan, christened Vision 2020. At the time, it was easy to look upon 2020 with a sense of hope … more
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some governments shut down a large chunk of the economy. The bumper to bumper traffic in urban centers evaporated, leaving streets eerily empty. Factories … more
It was encouraging to see Powell students return to school last week, and it’s been almost as uplifting to see prep athletes take to the courts, pools, fields and courses in recent weeks. In … more
More than 150 years after Wyoming became the first place to give women the right to vote, the state is still seeing “firsts” for females. To our knowledge, last week’s election … more
Among the strangest stories in a year full of strange stories was the toilet paper hoarding. It will stand out as an unprecedented oddity of the COVID-19 crisis. In those early days, we knew so very … more
Earlier this year, Park County commissioners took a terrific step toward making their meetings more accessible to the public, beginning to offer a live video feed of their proceedings … more
The first-day-of-school butterflies will likely arrive with a new flutter of anxiousness in 2020 as students, parents and staff wonder what this school year will hold amid the ongoing COVID-19 … more
Burger King recently got itself into hot water with farmers and ranchers. Trying to appeal to its customers’ concerns about the environment, the fast food giant produced a commercial about its … more
For all but the most hard-core political junkies, combing over a ballot can be a daunting task. In next month’s primary election, for instance, Republican voters will need to choose between … more
Like most parts of life in 2020, this week’s Park County Fair looks quite different. Gone are the spinning carnival rides, smashing derby cars and crowds milling about on the midway. But … more
Ever since George Floyd died in May when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, the Black Lives Matter movement and the injustices it seeks to rectify have been … more
As Wyoming finds itself hit with both an economy-disrupting pandemic and a plummeting market for minerals, there’s no avoiding the fact that we’re all in for a rough ride. The … more
When local businesses shut down this spring, many of us hoped life would get back to normal by summertime. Yet the Fourth of July weekend saw 53 active cases of COVID-19 in Park County, the highest … more
What is it they say about roads paved with good intentions?  For about 50 years now, most of the meat we buy and sell in America is regulated by the federal government. You can slaughter any … more
While you could use many words to describe 2020, uncertainty is a one of the prevailing themes. With the primary election less than two months away, uncertainty looms. Will Park County’s … more
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