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Be glad you’re reading about the flu in 2018 and not in 1918. One hundred years ago, the news was grim as the 1918 influenza pandemic spread across the globe, claiming more lives than World … more
Piloting a TBM Avenger in August of 1944 in the area of the Bonin Islands, following a successful bombing run on Japanese installations on Chichijima, Naval aviator George Herbert Walker Bush and his … more
With Christmas less than one month away, it seems that the holiday season has already kicked into high gear. Christmas lights are up all over town, Santa Claus has already visited Powell, Country … more
Wyoming generally prides itself on being a business-friendly place, where entrepreneurs don’t have to worry about getting bogged down in government red tape as they pursue the American … more
As hordes of shoppers flock to Black Friday deals across the country, those dollars may help a CEO in New York City buy a vacation home or take an extended trip to an exotic location. But what … more
“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” The above quote is a bit of a mystery, in that it is hard to find the original author. Punch the words into a search … more
With another election just completed a little more than a week ago, discussion about politics and government in America and in Powell is still going strong — and aside from increased division … more
If there’s one thing about last week’s election that we all can agree on, it may be the feeling of relief that it’s over. Although the results won’t be officially certified … more
Election Day dominated much of the limelight this week, but our country will soon observe another important date. Sunday is Veterans Day, when we recognize those who have served in America’s … more
When a pair of dog lovers approached the City of Powell last spring with a proposal for a dog park within our city limits, the idea was met with vehement opposition from residents whose property … more
It has been said that when couples view each other with contempt, their relationship is likely to fail. In the past, Americans knew how to disagree on political issues without viewing each other with … more
Ask someone for their thoughts about the upcoming midterm election, and you might hear something about making America great or, conversely, about wanting to create a “blue wave.” To … more
Agriculture’s roots run deep here. From early homesteaders who first tilled this soil to the longtime farmers who’ve helped sustain our economy for decades, Powell always has been an … more
The Big Horn Basin got its first measurable snowfall of the season on Oct. 13, and with it a rash of vehicular accidents; the Park County Sheriff’s Office alone received five crash reports … more
It’s a disturbing photo, one made even more so by the crassness of the email that accompanied it. A smiling member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, is pictured with a family of dead … more
It was 20 years ago that two men savagely beat Matthew Shepard and left the 21-year-old college student for dead on a fence outside of Laramie, reportedly doing so because he was gay. His murder … more
The famous movie line, “If you build it, they will come,” could apply to the new conference center and hotel that’s coming to Powell. However, a more appropriate description might … more
As legendary author Mark Twain might have said if he was alive today, “The reports of the death of the community newspaper are greatly exaggerated.” For many years, we have heard that … more
October is upon us, the new school year is in full swing and residents are holding on to the final few weeks of warm weather before we break out warmer coats and holiday decorations. Farmers are … more
It’s possible that a Montana judge correctly interpreted the law and past court decisions when he reversed federal wildlife managers and restored Endangered Species Act protections for the … more
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