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Proud to be Cowboys

For decades, Wyoming has enjoyed a dual identity as the Equality State and the Cowboy State. Like many Wyomingites, we take pride in those nicknames and believe the two identities can co-exist, as … more

Park County heat wave? Take steps to stay safe

Park County is in the midst of what passes for a heat wave in this part of the state, with nearly a week of temps creeping into the 90s. This weekend may provide some respite, with Sunday’s … more

Demand more than results from our leaders

Many Wyomingites have welcomed President Donald Trump’s focus on rolling back regulations. We hope they’ll also join in welcoming last week’s exit of embattled Environmental … more

Annapolis reminds us of journalism’s risks — and rewards

Last Thursday, a man walked into the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, with a shotgun and opened fire, killing five and wounding two more before he was taken into custody by … more

Judges’ punishments should be public

A Cheyenne judge apparently did something she shouldn’t have. The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics put out a news release last month announcing that Laramie County Circuit … more

Loving your neighbor

As America’s immigration policies have come under intense debate, criticism and scrutiny in recent weeks, the Bible has been part of the nationwide discussion. While speaking about the … more

Powell Golf Club offers fun, fellowship for whole family

After decades of operating in the red, the Powell Golf Club staged a comeback of epic proportions over the last six years, erasing a nearly quarter-million dollar debt with a mixture of aggressive … more

Be safe while in the water

With today officially marking the first day of summer, more and more people will be spending time in swimming pools and also visiting area rivers and lakes. While spending time in or near the … more

Clerk’s, treasurer’s presence in Powell a welcome addition

Each campaign season brings a slew of nice-sounding ideas on how to make government better. Some suggestions turn out to be uninformed, others are determined to be impractical and still others are … more

A summertime solution

Powellites often step up to help local children. Throughout the school year, the Backpack Blessings Program ensures kids in need have food to take home over the weekend. On Fridays, children leave … more

Reach out to those who may be struggling

The untimely deaths last week of fashion designer Kate Spade and author/chef Anthony Bourdain have once again brought the issue of suicide to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness, … more

Treat local wildlife with healthy respect

Northwest Wyoming is one of the most beautiful places in all of the United States, if not the world — and part of that beauty has to do with the wild animals that call the area home. Getting a … more

Tariffs continue to threaten newspapers

It’s been disheartening, to put it mildly, to watch the federal government start implementing massive taxes on the Canadian paper that we and other newspapers around Wyoming use each … more

EDITORIAL: Want to make a difference in Powell? Run for a City Council position

Mayor John Wetzel is seeking to serve two more years in the post, to finish out the term of the late Mayor Don Hillman; a longtime councilman, Wetzel was appointed to the position last year after Hillman’s death. In Ward 2, Scott Mangold is … more

EDITORIAL: Approval of grizzly hunt the right step

Details of the hunting season have been modified a bit since Wyoming first announced a hunt was in the works, with up to 22 bears that could potentially be harvested this fall. The total harvest could be well below that figure. The 22-bear quota … more

EDITORIAL: Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen

But as we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day for the 151st time in our nation’s history, Monday is not the day to tell a veteran, “Thank you for your service.” And it’s not that we are not thankful. The men and women who serve — and … more

EDITORIAL: Amid a deadly May on Wyoming highways, drive safely and buckle up

On May 10, a 21-year-old from Gillette died in a one-vehicle rollover near Gillette. A head-on collision near Torrington on May 13 claimed the lives of two people — a 67-year-old from Torrington and a 22-year-old from Tennessee. The following day, … more

EDITORIAL: Take time to enjoy our public lands

Many times (see Page 1 of the May 17 edition of the Powell Tribune), it’s a debate over big issues and high ideals: Who can manage public lands better, the State of Wyoming or the federal government? Should the McCullough Peaks be permanently … more

EDITORIAL: Honor law enforcement during National Police Week

And more often than not, they’re heroes — putting their lives on the line daily to protect and serve the community they represent. Today (Tuesday) is Peace Officers Memorial Day, so designated by President John F. Kennedy in a proclamation in … more

EDITORIAL: Oil and gas are back up, but let’s not get complacent

On the whole, that’s all a good thing: Business in the oil patch has picked back up, this remains a desirable place to live and times won’t be quite so lean for our state and local governments. But it’s not the time to kick back and relax. … more
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