Keyword: Election 2020
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At a pair of forums last week, candidates for the Park County Commission spoke about how they might cut the county budget or raise more revenue, but none formally endorsed the idea of a new 1% sales … more
Floyd Young is in his third term in Ward II, for a total of 12 years on the council, and he’s now running unopposed for a fourth term. “I love serving the people as Powell,” … more
John Wetzel has served in the Powell city government since 2007, beginning as a councilman and being appointed as mayor in 2017 to replace the late Don Hillman. In 2018, Wetzel won nearly 67% of … more
Voters in the Powell area again have a choice in the local race for the Wyoming House of Representatives. It appeared as though state Rep. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, would be unopposed in his bid for … more
With the primary election just a few weeks away, local residents have another opportunity to hear from candidates in several races. On Tuesday evening, the Meet the Candidates event at Washington … more
Ted Smith has held a wide variety of jobs throughout his life, in construction, farming, agricultural research, teaching, journalism and as an elected official in Ohio. “I can relate to a … more
A decision by the Park County Clerk’s Office to eliminate several rural polling places for this year’s elections is proving unpopular with some voters and officials. Two citizens … more
Heath Streeter is challenging Powell City Councilwoman Lesli Spencer, but Streeter said he didn’t put his name in out of any dissatisfaction with her performance on the council. … more
Lesli Spencer was appointed to the Powell City Council in 2015, elected to a full four-year term the following year and is now seeking re-election for a second term. The Ward 3 council member is … more
A growing group of Wyoming lawmakers — including the vice president of the Senate — are coming after one of the state’s most aggressive gun rights groups after it lodged efforts to … more
Itching to learn more about the candidates running for Park County’s elected offices or just hoping to meet them in person? The next couple of weeks will bring multiple chances. Local … more
Geoff Hovivian said he wants to bring “fresh” ideas to the city council. He’ll be 32 in September, and if elected, he would become the youngest person currently serving on the … more
When James Andrews saw no one running for the Powell City Council Ward I position, he said he tried to find someone who could speak more eloquently or looked better than him. Several phone calls … more
Voters will decide this fall if they want to allow another type of gambling in Park County. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously agreed to put a question on November’s general … more
Scott Mangold says it was the very last day of the candidate filing period that his phone began ringing off the hook. “I had a lot of these Park County Republicans calling me up and saying, … more
Chris Good, a Republican who was seeking to represent the Powell area in the Wyoming House of Representatives, announced “with a heavy heart” Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the … more
The Northwest College Board of Trustees on Monday welcomed Lawrence Todd of Meeteetse as a new member. Trustees selected Todd to fill the unexpired term of Meeteetse trustee Nada Larsen, who will … more
Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Park County elections officials have been encouraging local voters to cast absentee ballots in 2020. Early indications are that more local voters … more
Larry Parker, who serves on both the Powell Valley Healthcare and Powell Hospital District Board of Trustees, announced his retirement at their regular meeting Monday. “I just need to move … more
Efforts to renew Park County’s 4% lodging tax have been complicated by the Legislature’s recent passage of a new statewide lodging tax. Due to some bad information from a state … more
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