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EDITORIAL: 1-cent sales tax strategy: Make up your own mind

Probably not. But just for the heck of it, check these ballot results. Powell Mayor Don Hillman won in a landslide in his bid for re-election. He has been an outspoken advocate for the optional sales tax to fund infrastructure projects. His … more

EDITORIAL: An all-too-common crime

Unfortunately, their tactics work all too often, and unwitting residents fall victim to the scams. A Powell woman who was swindled out of $3,000 last week became a recent victim. Using a technique called spoofing, scammers made it look like … more

EDITORIAL: Trained volunteers provide help for lost, injured in wilderness

A 12-year-old Powell boy lost his way when he walked ahead of his Boy Scout troop on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 20; a 20-year-old Chicago man got lost when he lagged behind his group and took the wrong turn later that day; and a hang-glider from … more

EDITORIAL: There’s still time to run for special district board seats

We understand that sentiment, especially when it comes to national politics. But we hope you continue to pay attention, particularly at the local level, where important decisions must be made this fall. Voters will elect volunteer board members … more

EDITORIAL: Low voter turnout at primary election is discouraging

Altogether, 6,750 Park County residents (around 54 percent of registered voters) cast their ballots in the primaries last week. This is the lowest voter participation since 2008. Park County has nearly 24,000 adults, according to the latest … more

EDITORIAL: Back to school means new challenges this year

NWC students will return to classrooms at the college on Monday; Powell schools open to students again on Wednesday. This year brings challenges to both. Park County School District No. 1 trustees are charged this year with finding a … more
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