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We give a heartfelt thanks to law enforcement personnel who are encouraging Powell High School students and employees to buckle up when they get behind a wheel.

Did the primary election vote in August give us any kind of read on the prospect for passage of the 1-cent optional sales tax in Park County in November? Were people connecting any dots to the candidate positions on the sales tax?

EDITORIAL: An all-too-common crime

Continue to be wary of scams, especially those targeting seniors

Con artists come in many forms today. Sometimes they pretend to be grandchildren in need. Other times they claim to be collecting donations for victims of a fire or other tragedy. As we have seen again recently, they also pose as officials with the IRS or another government agency.

In an unusual sequence of events, three search operations were underway simultaneously last week to find and rescue people who were lost or hurt in the Big Horn Mountains.

Though November is still a couple of months away, it’s safe to assume many of you are already tired of hearing about elections.

We were disappointed to report that not very many people showed up to the polls for the primary election on Aug. 16. Casting our votes during the primaries is just as important as deciding who the winner is on Election Day, and we’d like to see Park County residents be more active in local politics.

Classes start up again next week, both at Northwest College and in Powell schools.

It’s Primary Election Day in Wyoming, so if you haven’t already cast your vote, be sure to get to the polls before 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).

Although most of us aren’t farmers, we’re all directly linked to agriculture because everyone eats. 

As large wildfires raged across the West this summer, those of us in Park County only saw smoky skies as evidence of their devastation.

Until last week, that is.

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