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It came as little surprise this month when Park County voters rejected local governments’ request for an additional 1% sales tax. After all, local voters have rejected requests for general … more
It was not the outcome about 77% of Park County voters wanted. Barring the success of some legal challenges to the election in a few battleground states, which appears unlikely, Joe Biden will be … more
Amid a historic presidential election, Americans have been quick to fight with one another, whether it’s bickering on social media or holding dueling protests over ballots. But this week, … more
As the election nears, the federal spigot is flowing with agricultural subsidies. Most estimates of the funding President Donald Trump is promising peg this year’s amount at about $40 billion. … more
A week from today, thousands of Park County residents will head to the polls, joining thousands of others who’ve already cast their ballots. While just about everyone will pick up their ballot … more
Every October for more than 30 years, kids have gone door-to-door in Powell to collect canned goods — a longtime community-wide effort to ensure shelves are replenished at Powell Valley Loaves … more
You know something’s wrong when you live in a state with more cattle than people and you can’t find Wyoming beef in local restaurants and grocery stores. The reason most of us … more
In a normal year, the arrival of flu season would mean we hear about taking extra precautions as influenza starts spreading. But in the not-at-all-normal year of 2020, we’ve taken the most … more
During the heat waves this summer, Californians found themselves roasting in the dark when rolling blackouts left hundreds of thousands of residents without power.  While the causes continue … more
In the run-up to each presidential election, the politicians and pundits warn us that our country is teetering on a precipice, with the fate of the world resting on which of two candidates we choose. … more
Along with Americans around the country, we mourn the loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever serve in the nation’s top court. As Chief Justice John … more
Recently, a research paper concluded that the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, in August, caused the spread of 260,000 new cases of coronavirus. Deeming the rally a “super … more
While humans have been dealing with the spread of a disruptive disease in 2020, the region’s deer populations continue to be hammered by a deadly threat: chronic wasting disease (CWD). To … more
When Northwest College planned for the future in the 2015-16 school year, leaders adopted a new strategic plan, christened Vision 2020. At the time, it was easy to look upon 2020 with a sense of hope … more
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some governments shut down a large chunk of the economy. The bumper to bumper traffic in urban centers evaporated, leaving streets eerily empty. Factories … more
It was encouraging to see Powell students return to school last week, and it’s been almost as uplifting to see prep athletes take to the courts, pools, fields and courses in recent weeks. In … more
More than 150 years after Wyoming became the first place to give women the right to vote, the state is still seeing “firsts” for females. To our knowledge, last week’s election … more
Among the strangest stories in a year full of strange stories was the toilet paper hoarding. It will stand out as an unprecedented oddity of the COVID-19 crisis. In those early days, we knew so very … more
Earlier this year, Park County commissioners took a terrific step toward making their meetings more accessible to the public, beginning to offer a live video feed of their proceedings … more
The first-day-of-school butterflies will likely arrive with a new flutter of anxiousness in 2020 as students, parents and staff wonder what this school year will hold amid the ongoing COVID-19 … more
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