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It’s always seemed a little absurd that the coroner is an elected position on a partisan ballot in Wyoming. After all, there is nothing (or at least there should be nothing) political about … more
Last month, SpaceX, a private space company, had to cancel the launch of a rocket due to a helicopter entering an area around the launch site, where the Federal Aviation Administration had placed a … more
In 1989, Tracy Stone-Manning mailed an ominous letter to the U.S. Forest Service, warning that 500 pounds of metal spikes had been driven into Idaho trees in an effort to prevent the forest from … more
When temperatures soared to triple digits in June, concern spiked among local residents. In a place where freezing weather can linger into May, it’s alarming to see 100-degree days so early in … more
It’s unfortunate we still don’t know with any certainty the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 and triggered a pandemic in 2020 that wreaked havoc on economies and has … more
When big political scandals break on the national news, we can typically take some comfort in the fact that they’re taking place somewhere else. Even when trouble arrives in Wyoming, Park … more
In any daydream about a camping vacation or getaway, there is a campfire. In every imagined Independence Day celebration, there are fireworks. In none of those pleasant imaginings is there a scenario … more
The National Association of Home Builders estimates the surge in lumber prices is adding about $36,000 to the cost of a new single-family home. That’s more than half the median household income … more
COVID-19 made many people across Wyoming question the safety of their everyday routines — from going to the grocery store to meeting up with friends. Many of those fears have dissipated in … more
For more than a year, we were stuck inside, away from our friends and families. There was the pandemic to deal with, to protect ourselves from. Then along came winter, and we were further isolated … more
Facebook lifted its ban last month on discussing the COVID-19 lab origin hypothesis, meaning we are now free to share articles about and discuss it on the platform. This is the hypothesis that the … more
It’s good to see the leaders of Powell Valley Recycling expanding the recycling center’s hours of operation. Easy, convenient access is critical if the nonprofit is to survive and … more
In the past week high school seniors all over the Big Horn Basin have crossed the stage and collected their diplomas. At one time it was considered an ending, when the kids went to work, or spent the … more
It’s unlikely that many Wyomingites are going to embrace the Impossible Burger anytime soon. These faux-meat products compete with the real thing, and we don’t call it the Cowboy State … more
Roughly a year ago, COVID-19 upended not only our lives, but the economy, as federal and state officials implemented a series of measures aimed at slowing the spread of the disease. Unemployment … more
Next to parents, teachers have the hardest job imaginable. They supply young minds with a plethora of information that they will need to make their way in the world. But that world is so far beyond … more
Many activists and politicians warn us we have until 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to near zero before global warming hits a point of no return — a point where irreparable damage is … more
Late last week, City of Powell officials learned that Yellowstone Motors planned to host a Kentucky Derby race viewing event and wanted to serve alcohol to attendees. Because the request came just a … more
The entire community of Park County was shocked and saddened by the recent death of a 2-year-old in Cody, who allegedly died from abuse-inflicted injuries. There is never any defense for hurting a … more
The Northwest College Board of Trustees made a difficult decision Monday to cut 11 positions, six of which were faculty. Four other positions were at the day care center, which will be closed at the … more
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