Young woman suffers thermal burns in Old Faithful area
A 19-year-old woman suffered “significant thermal burns” in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park sometime …
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NWC esports program opens its doors
The Northwest College esports facility is now open and running. “This is my heaven, straight-up. I’ve never been so …
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Bench cleanup event removes over a ton of garbage
It was a windy day out on the bench as a couple dozen volunteers showed up to help pick up garbage dumped on the Polecat …
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COVID mandate pushback continues
Gov. Mark Gordon, state lawmakers and Wyoming residents are rallying against the Biden administration’s proposed COVID-19 …
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Gravel truck crashes east of Powell
A man was life-flighted to Billings last week, after his gravel truck crashed and rolled on Wyo. Highway 32 near the Big Horn/Park …
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Carl Beavers remembered as ‘Wyoming’s Padre’
A life of humility and service is celebrated in a newly published book, dedicated to the memory of Father Carl Beavers as …
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Thursday proclaimed American Legion Day
The City of Powell is officially recognizing today (Thursday) as “The American Legion Day,” in honor of the 102nd …
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Powell woman recommended to practice law
The Wyoming State Bar today announced that 53 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in the state, including …
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Survey of bisexual and gay men aims to help improve healthcare resources
A Greybull-based firm is using an online survey to conduct a statewide study of men’s health. In partnership with the …
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Panther swimmers stay undefeated
Continuing to ride a wave of momentum, the Powell High School girls’ swim team won two more events last week — including a …
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Trapper volleyball remains perfect at home
Three straight triumphs to win their own round-robin invitational over the weekend has the Northwest College Trapper volleyball team …
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NWC women’s soccer team blanks the Edge
The NWC women’s soccer team was constantly on attack Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Gillette Edge at Trapper Field. And Peyton …
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Men’s rodeo team takes second on final day of Trapper Stampede
Del Nose is excited about the Trapper rodeo team this year. In the coming weeks, as more team members become available and first year …
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Golf tourney raises $12K for law enforcement
In its second year, the Back the Blue Golf Tournament raised more money for local law enforcement agencies. A total of 88 people …
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Good Old Boys
On Tuesday, in the Good Old Boys’ 20th week of competition at the Powell Golf Club, they played a modified Stableford format. …
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Obituaries
Justin Ray Loran Justin Ray Loran, 48, of Cody, passed away from complications of COVID-19 in Billings, Montana, on Sept. 6, 2021. Justin was a few weeks shy of his 49th birthday. He was born on Sept. 21, 1972, in …
Jessie C Fetzer Jessie Fetzer, 89, passed away on Aug. 30, at the Cody Regional Health Long Term Care Center. Jessie, daughter of Arthur and Violet O’Mara Goff, was born in Cody on Dec. 5, …
Nancy Aloise (Brubaker) Dooley Nancy Aloise Brubaker Dooley passed away Sept. 7, 2021, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was the first-born daughter of Clifford Lawrence and Mary Margaret (Taylor) Brubaker, …
Rita Mae Murray On Sept. 9, 2021, at 10:42 p.m., Rita Murray lost her brave battle to pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family and friends. She was an amazing mother, wife, grandmother, sister-in-law, sister and …
Merle Powers Merle L. Powers died on Sept. 11, 2021, at his home with family in Powell. Merle was born on Feb. 18, 1942, to Merle and Norma (McDowell) Powers in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Merle married Roberta …
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Editorials
    • The fog of waste

      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 …

    • Biden’s vaccine mandate is the wrong approach

      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 …

    • Wyoming heroes in post-9/11 wars

      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, …

    • Film subsidies are not likely to pay off

      Wyoming lawmakers in the next legislative session will consider a proposal to provide subsidies to the film industry. This would reinstate a …

Columnists
    • Recruiting for Uncle Sam

      Once it was relatively easy to recruit people to spy on their own governments ... if, that is, you were recruiting for Uncle Sam.  The …

    • The West is burning, and politics are fanning the flames

      As smoke from summer Western wildfires spreads all the way to Maine, the entire country finally realizes what the West has long known: …

    • He must increase

      Often when we look at the world around us we find people we just don’t agree with. When I say this, I mean we are right, they are wrong, end …

    • That awful September day

      The horror revealed itself in fits and starts on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range that awful September day. Colleague and friend Chuck …