As COVID cases increase, governor won’t require masks in schools this fall
After a months-long lull, cases of COVID-19 and related hospitalizations are on the rise in Wyoming and Park County. As of …
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Supreme Court upholds Wapiti man’s murder conviction
Citing the “overwhelming” evidence against him, the Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Wapiti man’s years-old murder …
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Park County Fair Parade winners announced
After being canceled in 2020, the Park County Fair Parade made a big comeback on Saturday. The 2021 parade featured 42 entries with …
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‘Birds, Bees, & Beasts: Pen and Inks of the Pandemic’ on display at Plaza Diane through Saturday
When Justine Larsen started losing the use of her hand, she drew. The artwork she created is featured in the exhibit “Birds, …
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Tour of Kirwin set for Saturday
This weekend, the Meeteetse Museums invites the public to join its annual tour of the historic mining town of Kirwin. For guests …
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Residents encouraged to display blue lights in support of law enforcement
The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police is encouraging residents to install a blue light bulb on their porches to …
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Veterans assistance in Powell on Monday
A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around the …
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Community meeting scheduled for fuels mitigation project on North Fork
Shoshone National Forest officials will hold a community meeting at the Wapiti Fire Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11. The …
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Game and Fish bans fires on Big Horn Basin lands
Fires are now banned on all Wyoming Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Big Horn Basin. Locations …
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Call to the hall
Whether standing behind home plate, first base or in the middle of the infield, Nevin Jacobs’ passion is always on display …
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Race 4 Recovery motocross draws crowd, raises funds
This year’s Park County Fair featured a motocross on Friday, raising money for Stephanie Warren, a Park County School District 1 …
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Powell athletes excel in fitness competition
Several Powell athletes excelled at a recent functional fitness competition. Two teams from Freedom Fitness participated at the …
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Panthers set to begin practice in coming weeks
As the summer comes to a close, Powell High School athletics will soon make their return. Five fall sports will begin practice in the …
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Wyoming athletes making their mark in Tokyo
A pair of former University of Wyoming student-athletes are competing on the world’s biggest stage participating in the Olympics …
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Wyoming Legion to host Saturday All-Star Game
For the first time ever, Legion Baseball players from across the state will have a chance to participate in a postseason all-star …
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Obituaries
Edith Delores White On July 30, 2021, the gates of Heaven opened and our Lord and Savior welcomed our beloved family matriarch into her eternal home in the city not built by hands.  Edith Delores (Eden) White …
Clara Elizabeth Cobourn Clara Elizabeth Cobourn of Powell passed away on July 16, 2021. She was a loving mother, grandmother and loyal friend. Clara was born in Buffalo, Wyoming, on Jan. 27, 1947. She graduated from …
John Anthony Hernandez John Anthony Hernandez, son of Joe and Lupe Hernandez, was born in Powell on Nov. 3, 1969. John was a great friend, an amazing family member, and a loving father to Paris, Kyler and Zaden. He got to …
Rita Lee Briskie Rita Lee Briskie, 89, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021, at Powell Valley Care Center.  Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. 
Robert Elwood Lee Villarreal Robert Elwood Lee Villarreal passed away on July 21, 2021.  Robert was born on Nov. 10, 1973, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Leovardo and Irma Tijerina Villarreal.  He enjoyed …
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    • Traveling, happily

      “June is busting out all over ...” Or was. But not quite the way Rodgers and Hammerstein meant the line in their well-loved song about …

    • August happenings at the library

      The Park County Library has wrapped up our Summer Reading Program, but the fun still continues at the Powell Library. I hope everyone had a …

    • Toward keeping our worship fresh

      As I visited all of our churches throughout the state on my inaugural “tour de Wyoming,” one of the consistent topics that surfaced was a …

    • What the witch doctor ordered

      My annoyingly proactive dentist office called last week to sweetly inform me, “It’s time for your cleaning, Douglas. Can we set you up for …