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Congrats to the Powell High School girls’ cross country team, 3A state champions after knocking off the four-time reigning champs in Cody. As someone who formerly covered the Cody girls … more
The City of Powell is finally moving forward on a splash pad on the site of the old frog pond. A federal grant received a month ago will pay half the cost — the city is footing the other … more
Our job is to report the news, but that doesn’t mean we enjoy reporting all of it. So, we had a story in last Thursday’s paper on some Northwest College men’s basketball … more
People want our ag lands, the large fields of barley and beets and corn, to stay that way. People also don’t want to be told what they can and can’t do with their own land. The … more
I’m aware I’m speaking to the choir, but isn’t it just aggravating to see people in Washington, D.C. think they know what’s best for Northwest Wyoming, a region they’ve … more
My son wants to be a game warden. Granted, he’s 8. When I was 8, I wanted to be a veterinarian. There’s plenty of time for him to change his mind, but even if he does, hopefully … more
Park County is taking its time before distributing funds given via the state as part of a massive, multi-billion-dollar national opioid settlement. These discussions with community members, … more
Recently, a number of city institutions have been struggling in their attempts to secure funding to get a new building or expand on the current one. The Powell Senior Center is scrambling to … more
Is it just me, or have there been a lot of stories about bear attacks in the region, mostly involving grizzly bears? There are a lot of grizzlies in the region, which the Wyoming Game and Fish … more
There are 240 residents of Ralston if we’re to take the word of the sign on the edge of town. If so, nearly 15% of those residents showed up to a meeting last Tuesday night to hear some … more
When I was growing up in the 1990s, I remember people marking the anniversary of “The date which will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, 1941, with a pause, maybe a moment of silence. The … more
Interested in having your work, your design become a fixture of your town? Here’s your chance. The City of Powell has been musing about what to do about the aging mural of the … more
As another hunting season nears and I await eagerly the chance to take my Lab out for her first waterfowl hunts, and to take my son out for his first deer hunt, there are some worrying signs around … more
If the state is already committed to building a massive state shooting complex, why not the Big Horn Basin? In the last legislative session, a bill was overwhelmingly passed to fund the first … more
By the time you read this, it’s likely that the schools of Park County School District 1 are filled with students, many full of first-day jitters.  Yes, the 2023-2024 school year has … more
There’s still a long way to go, but it was nice to drive by the Northwest College campus recently and see the structure of the new student center emerge high above the ground.  … more
I don’t know about you, but I sure had fun following the Powell Pioneers American Legion A baseball team this season.  This scrappy bunch, with usually great defense, timely hitting … more
There are two main varieties of boards amongst our local governments: Elected and appointed.  The former, obviously, are the ones we know most about, because they are made up of people we … more
Why? Really, why are people stealing road signs? Recently, following reporting from this paper that highlighted mistakes on some of Wyoming Department of Transportation’s signs, a few … more
If you haven’t yet gone over to the Park County Fairgrounds, why not? We’re in the midst of the county fair here in Powell and I dare you to name something dripping with more good, … more
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