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Elections are a vital part of being a citizen in the United States of America. Your vote, while it may seem meaningless sometimes, combines with those of fellow citizens to make the Constitutional … more
Park County will have two chairpersons of standing committees in the 67th State Legislature which convenes Jan. 10 in Cheyenne.  A tap of the gavel to Rep. Sandy Newsome, R-Cody, who will … more
Divisiveness in politics is a real problem. In Wyoming in recent years, a breakdown in civil discourse has been seen often between the more conservative and more moderate wings of the Republican … more
In Cody, pickleball players regularly take over much of the large gym at the rec center, creating seven courts and playing throughout the morning. In Powell, unfortunately, players are left with … more
Word pictures will carry the fund drive. Visualization will fill backpacks. Covid thrust the necessity of a virtual pie sale on the community’s Backpack Blessings program in 2020. Since … more
The Powell School District appears to be doing its best to both teach our youth well and weather the divisive culture war topics that have gone from the national to the local level. … more
Passage of Constitutional Amendment A by Wyoming voters in the Nov. 8 general election doesn’t put cities, towns and counties — and other political subdivisions of the state — on an … more
The Park County government is tasked with solving a very enviable problem: How to spend $12 million? However they answer that question, they should take their time. This money doesn’t have … more
The Nov. 8 general election in Park County School District 1 had intense back and forth in the local races for school district trustee positions that often appeared to represent followings with rival … more
There was no political wave of any color amongst local, nonpartisan elections in the Powell area.   There was quite a mix of incumbent and newcomer, more moderate and more conservative, in … more
On the eve of Veterans Day, 2022, the story of how this country’s national anthem came into being   over 200 years ago provides both a history lesson and a tribute to those who endured … more
Hopefully by the time you’re reading this you’ve already voted or are planning to go before the 7 p.m. Tuesday deadline. If so, thank you, for you are participating in one of the most … more
Readers may wonder why there is a cutoff of letters to the editor in this newspaper expressing support or opposition to candidates fully 11 days ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. It is … more
Recently many people in the community have gotten a first glimpse at what a renovated and expanded Powell Library could look like.  The concept presented recently before Park County … more
Active participation in local elections is a good thing. Encouraging voter turnout is democracy in action.  Endorsement of a favorite candidate or candidates is as American as apple … more
Last week started out tough for a number of residents of the Powell community.   The Northwest College community saw two of its student/athletes in the hospital after a bear mauling the … more
A huge uptick in Social Security monthly checks starting in January, 2023 — the largest Cost-of-Living Adjustment increase since 1981 —  is not necessarily a good thing. Make no … more
Test scores aren’t everything. School should be a place for students to grow socially, learn the soft skills that help in all walks of life.  But good test scores certainly mean … more
Nearly 100 years ago, the infant sugar beet industry in Wyoming counted heavily on Mexican-Americans and native Mexicans to provide the field labor that made the crop work for growers and sugar … more
Powell area residents could hardly be more clear: Protect our prime ag land. Now it’s up to the land use plan consultants to turn that message into a key piece of the new plan. Then, … more
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