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Though Northwest College dropped the word “community” from its name in 1989, the word is still central to its identity. At its core, Northwest is a community college — and … more
People are fond of the saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Many people believe the middle class is shrinking as the upper class gobbles up more wealth, creating ever increasing … more
Like a kid on Christmas Eve, Mother Nature couldn’t wait to unwrap her winter weather over the weekend, dropping enough snow across the state to cause road closures from Laramie all the way … more
In hindsight, it sure is easy to spot a scam. On almost a daily basis we hear about some hapless soul who fell victim to the latest scam. There are people who purchase thousands of dollars … more
Few people look forward to getting a flu shot, but if you need some extra convincing for why you should get poked, consider these numbers. Over the past two years, influenza contributed to the deaths … more
We here in Park County really don’t like taxes, and a proposal to eliminate voter input on the fifth cent of general sales tax is not going to be a popular one just about anywhere in the … more
Park County saw its first snowfall last week, reminding residents that, although the calendar still says mid-October, winter is just around the corner. With the coming of winter also comes the … more
A famous quotation says that there are three kinds of people: Those who learn by reading, those who learn by observation and — to take a bit of creative license — those who just have to … more
Where ashes once smoldered, a new beginning will arise on North Day Street. That’s the promise from Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity as it recently demolished an old house that was damaged … more
There was some good news in Powell last month. It wasn’t what happened, but rather what didn’t happen. Across the world in September, kids walked out of class in droves to demand … more
In its heyday, the Powell Kiwanis Club boasted a robust membership and was a staple in the community for 63 years. In that time, the service organization and fraternal brotherhood were stalwarts of … more
It seems a given in Wyoming: If public officials are discussing public business, they hold a public meeting and notify members of the public, giving them a chance to weigh in. That’s how … more
Much to the delight of dogs (and their owners), Wiggly Field opened to the public over the weekend. As Powell’s first off-leash dog park, the cleverly named addition to Homesteader Park is a … more
Summer has come and gone, and the planned Clocktower Inn is now several months behind schedule. That’s largely due to problems the developer is having with securing all the funding for the … more
A long overdue apology took place during a special ceremony at War Memorial Stadium Friday evening, as the University of Wyoming welcomed back the surviving members of the Black 14. Which begs the … more
With coal and other minerals companies going bankrupt at an alarming clip, state lawmakers are considering ways to better protect Wyoming taxpayers and workers. Last week, the Legislature’s … more
It’s true that Powell is a special place to call home — a place where neighbors look out for each other in an area surrounded by natural beauty. But the trait we’re most thankful … more
With air ambulance bills sometimes hitting $100,000 per flight, state officials are planning to submit a proposal this month to the federal government to incorporate the service into Medicaid in … more
For those of us who live in Powell, we don’t need a statewide test to tell us that our kids are special. We see that everyday, not just in the classroom, but also in the ways they rally around … more
It was an idea born and cultivated on a cold, snowy morning in February of 2017, a plan to reinforce Powell’s image as a “college town.” Out of that public meeting, hosted by … more
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