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It is a sad time for Powell.

We’ve experienced a huge loss in our community through the untimely death of coach Jim Stringer, which became even more apparent Tuesday morning as I observed the heartfelt tears of  Samantha Becker.

President Warren Gamaliel Harding is back in the news.

I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to write that sentence. It feels good when patience is rewarded.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the pipe dreams of one of our candidates for governor. Recently, he has been enlarging on his positions regarding federal land, so his intentions merit further comment.

In a recent story, Taylor Haynes was quoted as saying that he will take control of “every square inch” of Wyoming, including the national parks. If the feds don’t give up control and instead enter the state to do their jobs, he will have them arrested.

It was a good run, but the good old USA fell short in the World Cup competition last week.

I suppose that has soccer fans around Powell a bit blue this week, and maybe all those people who don’t much care for soccer but think the U.S. should win all the time are sad as well.

The Fourth of July! Love those words and that day.

Like many special days and events, memories help shape our feelings about it. Mine are almost all positive, even after a finger was smashed into a bloody mess by a slammed car door on July 4, 1976.

Being a column writer for a newspaper is fun.

How else can a guy get 20 or 30 column inches periodically to tell readers almost anything he wants to tell them. He has to be carful not to libel anybody, but otherwise he’s free to write whatever the publisher allows him to.