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Less obvious, however, is the toll that fires take on first responders. Like many communities across the country, Powell is fortunate to have a dedicated group of service-minded heroes who range from the EMTs at Powell Valley Hospital to … more
When the Powell Economic Partnership and the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce began working in conjunction with each other in January, it was seen as a temporary fix; the chamber was actively searching for a new executive director, and PEP stepped … more
Name-calling seems to be more accepted in America, even as we teach children not to bully one another. Those on both sides of the political spectrum take aim at each other, sometimes going to extreme lengths to disparage the other side. The … more
Unlike some of the recent acts of mass murder, there was not a readily apparent motive behind the shooter’s actions. But regardless of what authorities ultimately find, there is nothing that will make sense of a truly senseless act of … more
At the time, many questioned whether a football game was the proper venue for a political statement, especially during a three-minute piece of music long thought to be nothing more than a means to honor our country, what it stands for and the men … more
But as much as we’d like to find a reason to fault the clinic’s move, we can’t — not because we agree with the decision, but because the VA has offered so little information we don’t know what to think. On that point, the facts are … more
At the height of harvest season, rain slowed farmers’ plans and in many cases, halted them altogether. While growers returned to the fields on Monday, another storm is bringing more rain and even the possibility of snow for some areas on … more
As we’ve seen after tragedies that resonate nationwide, Americans are at their best when circumstances are at their worst. Politics, race, gender and social status take a back seat when disaster strikes, be it the attacks of 9/11 or the aftermath … more
The journey for people with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts is often long and lonely, too. That’s why Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth is walking, one step at a time, toward Cheyenne: To raise awareness for suicide prevention. Since … more
Last week, over the objections of Republican leaders in Congress, President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats that would raise the country’s so-called debt ceiling for three months — allowing the federal government to keep spending more … more
In the national debate over health care, Powell recently found itself in an unexpected spotlight. NBC’s Tom Brokaw came to town this summer, visiting with local physicians about health care in our rural community. The Today Show featured Powell … more
But with the end of one season begins the start of another, as students in Park County School District No. 1 and Northwest College are already settling into the familiar routine of the new school year. This year marks a new era for the school … more
Children will head into the field with their parents looking for their first deer or antelope; veterans will gear up for that once-in-a-lifetime mountain goat hunt they’ve planned for years. But beyond the individual tales of quarry harvested … more
A new event called Paint the Town Red brought Northwest College students and community members to Bent Street for a concert, food trucks and other activities. The simple purpose of Paint the Town Red was to make Powell feel more like a “college … more
We’re a country divided, on issues too numerous (and at times, ridiculous) to mention. A quick look at your Facebook news feed likely provides a daily reminder of this, as friends on both sides disagree on everything from politics to what … more
The state’s minerals industry has footed much of the bill for educating students for years, but the recent downturn in that sector of the economy has left lawmakers with a deficit that runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The mantra … more
Staring directly at the solar eclipse can permanently damage your eyes — even looking for seconds, and even when the sun is mostly eclipsed, can result in retinal sunburn. The only time it’s safe to gaze directly the sun is when it’s … more
Then, imagine watching as someone new comes in, and, after studying the situation for a mere two months, decides to drastically change the plan worked out by the team.  That’s the position Wyoming and four other Western states — Montana, … more
If you tried to define theft based off of the sentences handed down in Park County’s courts over the past couple years, however, you might have a hard time telling they were for the same type of thing. Consider the following crimes and … more
Thankfully, that appears to be changing. After pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Biblio Bistro, Park County commissioners and library leaders agreed last week that the cafe cannot continue to be subsidized at roughly $50,000 a … more
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