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Going into the holiday shopping season, the national headlines can be alarming: Inflation has surged to a 30-year high, while the global supply chain crisis continues to impact businesses across … more
It was in 1919 — exactly one year after the fighting in the Great War came to an end — that Americans first began setting aside Nov. 11 as a day to honor our veterans. President … more
If you live within the City of Powell, you’re probably getting tired of setting your clocks. After two planned power outages in the past week, city residents awoke to blinking lights on digital … more
On Oct. 4, Facebook had a global outage. For several hours, users around the world were unable to argue politics with complete strangers, let friends know their relationship status had changed or … more
For years, environmental groups and snowmobilers waged war over winter use in Yellowstone National Park. Conservationists fumed over the hundreds of snow machines being allowed into the park on a … more
In recent weeks, COVID-19 has become widespread in our communities, to the point that you likely know someone who became so sick with the coronavirus that they were hospitalized. Tragically, the … more
In the weeks leading to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the bill received a lot of positive press. While supporters praised its passage as ushering in a new era of … more
Over the past several weeks, Congress battled over whether and how to raise the national debt ceiling. Failing to do so would risk defaulting on some of the more than $28.4 trillion the federal … more
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
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