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First, this admission: No precise understanding or experience with ranked choice voting in elections is claimed here. But there is reason to be more than casually interested. For starters, … more
Whose job is it to protect the integrity of what people love about Park County: the rural, western feel, the agriculture, the open land? As Park County goes through the process of updating its … more
Of the dozens of seats up for grabs on a variety of special district boards in Park County, only two races in Meeteetse are lacking the necessary number of candidates to bring boards to full strength … more
Issued in the manner of a typical post-election report, the results of the Aug. 16 primary election were declared official last week by the Park County Elections Department after review by the … more
The question was leading, and it took the Northwest College Foundation right where Clay Cummins wanted to go.   “How badly does the Foundation need that $10,000?” asked Cummins at … more
It’s not easy to provide health care in Wyoming. Low populations mean low revenues to support services. Health care employers are always struggling to recruit and retain employees. And long … more
As the pandemic was in full swing during July 2020, Harper’s Magazine published “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” which argued that a growing intolerance was becoming a threat … more
If you traveled over the Fourth of July weekend, you felt the sting of filling up before your trip. Gas prices were down slightly from what they were earlier in June, but they remain painfully … more
In the past week, floods ripped through Yellowstone, forcing the evacuation of the park and devastating communities in the northern areas of the Beartooth Mountains. As would be expected, when … more
Park County voters who are following local and statewide elections should be acutely aware that nearly all of the primary candidates are registered as Republicans. In a state where the Grand Old … more
Over the past few years, the Powell Tribune has covered a few teen entrepreneurs. Every community has kids who excel at sports, science, or academics, but Powell has an unusual amount of kids running … more
Kim Kardashian has nothing left to hide. Apparently, the social media diva has plenty to fear. For starters, she’s afraid of guns.  “The current laws in our country around gun … more
Everytime we go grocery shopping, fill up our cars, or buy new appliances, we all feel it. Inflation is up 8.5% over last year, the highest rate in over 40 years. Many analysts, including … more
With all the vitriol bantered about these days between extremists from both major political parties, “bipartisanship” has become a sign of weakness to some politicians, pundits and … more
Billionaire Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, purchased Twitter for $44 billion. Musk has long been a critic of the platform’s content moderation policies, and appears poised to, … more
On Friday, people across the planet celebrated Earth Day. It’s been 52 years since the original Earth Day drew attention to protecting our air, lakes, rivers and forests from pollution and … more
Who wouldn’t want to go back to the economically simpler times before the COVID pandemic?  We can look back with warm nostalgia on 2019, when our national debt was only a frightening … more
At the start of the year, the City of Gillette was rocked by the release of hundreds of text messages between Gillette’s mayor and city administrator. In the texts, former Mayor Louise … more
The National Center for Pay Equity promotes Equal Pay Day every year as the symbolic day when women will have earned as much as men did in the previous year. This year it was March 15. The stated … more
Spring didn’t officially arrive in Wyoming until Sunday, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it began March 13 — when we and the rest of the country (or most of it, at least) … more
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