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Sometimes, a 911 call comes in at 3 a.m., awakening firemen from deep sleep. Sometimes, they must respond to a car accident in subzero temperatures amid a blizzard. more
In its latest long-term plan, Pacificorp, a major utility producing and transmitting power across the Western United States, plans to retire 14 of its 22 active coal plants by 2030. The utility, … more
Powell Middle School is in the spotlight for a rare honor, being named as a National Blue Ribbon School last week. It’s tough to earn the distinction. Over the past four decades, only about … more
Over the years, the State of Wyoming has spent a lot of time and resources helping the grizzly population recover and fighting for the ability to manage the bears. The fight is continuing as Gov. … more
Trying to calculate just what the 20-year war in Afghanistan cost taxpayers runs into a number of obstacles. For one, it’s impossible to place a dollar figure on the number of lives lost … more
By this point, it seems like COVID-19 should have faded into the annals of history. When vaccines began rolling out late last year, it felt like the end of the pandemic was at hand. But here we are, … more
For many of us, the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, remain vivid. We remember when we first heard that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center, then the moment another plane struck the second tower. … more
Wyoming lawmakers in the next legislative session will consider a proposal to provide subsidies to the film industry. This would reinstate a program that the Wyoming Legislature passed in 2007 and … more
As the school year starts up, everything seems to speed up a little bit. There’s not only the usual hustle and bustle to work, but also children and parents heading to and from classes, trying … more
It’s common for students and staff to feel back-to-school butterflies as a new year begins, but the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened those anxieties.  As the first day of school arrives … more
The International Panel on Climate Change released its sixth assessment report this month. While there are reasons to be concerned with what’s in the report, the national media is breathlessly … more
The Park County Travel Council is urging photographers and videographers — both amateur and professional — to help tell the story of Park County’s natural beauty and outdoor … more
Our country’s politics seem to get a little less civil and a lot more angry with each passing year — and it increasingly appears that we are not immune from the trend. Look no further … more
It’s true that Park County goes above and beyond to support its youth. But what happened Saturday was truly exceptional. In a crowded barn, local kids and teens led their livestock into the … more
The Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC) held its Field Days last week. Due to University of Wyoming COVID-19 restrictions, the event couldn’t be held last year. It was nice to see it … more
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
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