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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
In Wyoming, we know what it means to be unplugged. If you drive in any direction, you’ll find beautiful backcountry where there’s no cellphone reception, much less a Wi-Fi … more
A survey in the latest issue of the Columbia Journalism Review presents data on the public’s level of trust in various American institutions. Highest on the list was law enforcement and the … more
As hunters continue working to fill their freezers for the winter, Wyoming Game and Fish is asking for help in keeping herds around the Big Horn Basin healthy for generations to come. The culprit … more
Offer people enough money and they’ll put up with quite a bit. So if the State of Wyoming was offered, say, billions of dollars a year, you might find some folks willing to hold their nose … more
Though Northwest College dropped the word “community” from its name in 1989, the word is still central to its identity. At its core, Northwest is a community college — and … more
People are fond of the saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Many people believe the middle class is shrinking as the upper class gobbles up more wealth, creating ever increasing … more
Like a kid on Christmas Eve, Mother Nature couldn’t wait to unwrap her winter weather over the weekend, dropping enough snow across the state to cause road closures from Laramie all the way … more
In hindsight, it sure is easy to spot a scam. On almost a daily basis we hear about some hapless soul who fell victim to the latest scam. There are people who purchase thousands of dollars … more
Few people look forward to getting a flu shot, but if you need some extra convincing for why you should get poked, consider these numbers. Over the past two years, influenza contributed to the deaths … more
We here in Park County really don’t like taxes, and a proposal to eliminate voter input on the fifth cent of general sales tax is not going to be a popular one just about anywhere in the … more
Park County saw its first snowfall last week, reminding residents that, although the calendar still says mid-October, winter is just around the corner. With the coming of winter also comes the … more
A famous quotation says that there are three kinds of people: Those who learn by reading, those who learn by observation and — to take a bit of creative license — those who just have to … more
Where ashes once smoldered, a new beginning will arise on North Day Street. That’s the promise from Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity as it recently demolished an old house that was damaged … more
There was some good news in Powell last month. It wasn’t what happened, but rather what didn’t happen. Across the world in September, kids walked out of class in droves to demand … more
In its heyday, the Powell Kiwanis Club boasted a robust membership and was a staple in the community for 63 years. In that time, the service organization and fraternal brotherhood were stalwarts of … more
It seems a given in Wyoming: If public officials are discussing public business, they hold a public meeting and notify members of the public, giving them a chance to weigh in. That’s how … more
Much to the delight of dogs (and their owners), Wiggly Field opened to the public over the weekend. As Powell’s first off-leash dog park, the cleverly named addition to Homesteader Park is a … more
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