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For elderly residents living alone, long winters like this one can be especially isolating. But seniors don’t have to worry about making a warm meal or struggle to start their car in the … more
Highlighting its potential “to give farmers an opportunity to grow a crop they can set their own prices with,” state Rep. Bunky Loucks’ legislation to legalize the growth and … more
It can be difficult to “trust the process,” particularly when things aren’t going your way. Rewriting the rules can be tempting, but it’s a dangerous game to play. We … more
When Future Farmers of America started in 1928, its mission was to prepare the next generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. Today, we are part of that larger population … more
The good news? Fewer U.S. teens are smoking than in previous decades, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey. In 2000, 28 percent of high school students smoked; that number dropped to 7.6 … more
It can be tough to change habits, especially ones that have been around for a century. In a tradition tracing back to 1918, we Americans faithfully switch our clocks forward an hour in the spring, … more
For the past several years, Wyoming lawmakers have resisted calls to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. Not even Gov. Matt Mead was able to sway the Legislature into offering government-sponsored … more
How can schools keep kids safe? It’s a question that can haunt school staff and parents, keeping them awake at night. In today’s America, the answers to that question are complicated. … more
High school graduation rates are on the upswing across the nation, and nowhere is that more evident than right here at Powell High School. With the national graduation rate hovering at around 84 … more
Our rugged rural state is known for a lot of firsts — the first national park (Yellowstone), first national forest (the Shoshone) and first national monument (Devils Tower). This year, Wyoming … more
For all the proclamations about the death of newspapers, we believe they continue to play a critical role in communities across the state of Wyoming, remaining an essential source of … more
The images of a smirking high school student standing in the face of a Native American veteran at the Lincoln Memorial have dominated the airwaves, print and social media from literally the moment it … more
Death is not as popular as it used to be. Back in 1994, Gallup found that a record 80 percent of Americans favored the death penalty for people convicted of murder. By last year, however, support … more
The new year is off to a tragic start on Wyoming’s roads. During the first 11 days of 2019, seven people died in vehicle crashes in Wyoming. That terrible statistic includes a head-on wreck … more
As the government shutdown enters its fourth week with seemingly no end in sight, we can’t help but wonder if President Trump’s border wall at the heart of this whole kerfuffle … more
Voters’ motivations are often complicated and personal, so it tends to be anyone’s guess as to what exactly propels one candidate over another in a given election. Former state Sen. … more
While the federal government shutdown drags on, the state government is rolling onward as the Wyoming Legislature convenes today (Tuesday). As the 2019 General Session continues over the next two … more
Northwest College has faced plenty of challenges over the past few years. Budget cuts, declining enrollment, the elimination of programs and the future of the campus’ largest residential hall … more
Congress’ latest game of chicken — this time over whether to build a new wall at the country’s southern border — resulted in yet another government shutdown last week. more
On an ordinary day in 1949, a young woman named Sally Montoya started volunteering with the Christmas Basket program in Powell. It was a simple act of kindness as the 19-year-old sought to help … more
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