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That could have been a lot worse. A Northwest College men’s basketball game against Casper College on Jan. 21 ended with a scuffle that, if not for the leadership of most of the coaches and … more
We’ve had a nice influx of letters to the editor recently, many regarding the state legislature. It’s great to see, as it drives home a core function of a newspaper, to be a community … more
Here we go again. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has advised Congress and the president that the debt ceiling —the amount of debt that the U.S. is authorized to take on — will … more
As the 2023 General Session of Wyoming’s State Legislature begins its work in Cheyenne, civility looks to be on the ascent.  At the end of the session’s opening day, after Gov. … more
Last week, two local residents went to the Park County Commissioners with a proposal to build a facility to store three months worth of food for all roughly 30,000 county residents that could feed … more
The last time the University of Wyoming played in the Arizona Bowl football game the Cowboys won 38-17 over Georgia State, and the UW following ran the hosts out of beer.  That was 2019. … more
There are some people whose stories stick with you. As I was writing this last week, as another year came to a close, I thought about some of the more memorable moments in the last year as a … more
Thank a first responder. Thank the snowplow drivers for clearing the Powell highway last week after the historically bad cold and blizzard conditions. I was able to see personally the awful … more
Inflation eats away at everyone’s income.  The national news reminds us constantly of insidiously high inflation rates — at 40-year highs hovering around 8%.  The picture in … more
Crossover voting did indeed have an impact in the 2022 primary election in Park County. According to Park County Elections, 9.5% of Republicans who voted in the primary had changed their affiliation … more
Elections are a vital part of being a citizen in the United States of America. Your vote, while it may seem meaningless sometimes, combines with those of fellow citizens to make the Constitutional … more
Park County will have two chairpersons of standing committees in the 67th State Legislature which convenes Jan. 10 in Cheyenne.  A tap of the gavel to Rep. Sandy Newsome, R-Cody, who will … more
Divisiveness in politics is a real problem. In Wyoming in recent years, a breakdown in civil discourse has been seen often between the more conservative and more moderate wings of the Republican … more
In Cody, pickleball players regularly take over much of the large gym at the rec center, creating seven courts and playing throughout the morning. In Powell, unfortunately, players are left with … more
Word pictures will carry the fund drive. Visualization will fill backpacks. Covid thrust the necessity of a virtual pie sale on the community’s Backpack Blessings program in 2020. Since … more
The Powell School District appears to be doing its best to both teach our youth well and weather the divisive culture war topics that have gone from the national to the local level. Superintendent … more
Passage of Constitutional Amendment A by Wyoming voters in the Nov. 8 general election doesn’t put cities, towns and counties — and other political subdivisions of the state — on an … more
The Park County government is tasked with solving a very enviable problem: How to spend $12 million? However they answer that question, they should take their time. This money doesn’t have a … more
The Nov. 8 general election in Park County School District 1 had intense back and forth in the local races for school district trustee positions that often appeared to represent followings with rival … more
There was no political wave of any color amongst local, nonpartisan elections in the Powell area.  There was quite a mix of incumbent and newcomer, more moderate and more conservative, in … more
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