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EDITORIAL: The federal buck must stop somewhere

Last week, over the objections of Republican leaders in Congress, President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats that would raise the country’s so-called debt ceiling for three months — allowing the federal government to keep spending more … more

EDITORIAL: Health care in Powell receives national spotlight

In the national debate over health care, Powell recently found itself in an unexpected spotlight. NBC’s Tom Brokaw came to town this summer, visiting with local physicians about health care in our rural community. The Today Show featured Powell … more

EDITORIAL: Fall marks new beginnings for schools, sports

But with the end of one season begins the start of another, as students in Park County School District No. 1 and Northwest College are already settling into the familiar routine of the new school year. This year marks a new era for the school … more

EDITORIAL: Hunting season good for more than just hunters

Children will head into the field with their parents looking for their first deer or antelope; veterans will gear up for that once-in-a-lifetime mountain goat hunt they’ve planned for years. But beyond the individual tales of quarry harvested … more

EDITORIAL: Making Powell a college town

A new event called Paint the Town Red brought Northwest College students and community members to Bent Street for a concert, food trucks and other activities. The simple purpose of Paint the Town Red was to make Powell feel more like a “college … more

EDITORIAL: Hate should be protested

We’re a country divided, on issues too numerous (and at times, ridiculous) to mention. A quick look at your Facebook news feed likely provides a daily reminder of this, as friends on both sides disagree on everything from politics to what … more

EDITORIAL: In school funding debate, pledges and coalitions unhelpful

The state’s minerals industry has footed much of the bill for educating students for years, but the recent downturn in that sector of the economy has left lawmakers with a deficit that runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The mantra … more

EDITORIAL: Don’t look directly at sun during eclipse

Staring directly at the solar eclipse can permanently damage your eyes — even looking for seconds, and even when the sun is mostly eclipsed, can result in retinal sunburn. The only time it’s safe to gaze directly the sun is when it’s … more

EDITORIAL: Zinke sage grouse report flawed

Then, imagine watching as someone new comes in, and, after studying the situation for a mere two months, decides to drastically change the plan worked out by the team.  That’s the position Wyoming and four other Western states — Montana, … more

EDITORIAL: Sentencing guidelines could help Equality State

If you tried to define theft based off of the sentences handed down in Park County’s courts over the past couple years, however, you might have a hard time telling they were for the same type of thing. Consider the following crimes and … more

EDITORIAL: After years of loss, leaders right to re-examine cafe

Thankfully, that appears to be changing. After pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Biblio Bistro, Park County commissioners and library leaders agreed last week that the cafe cannot continue to be subsidized at roughly $50,000 a … more

EDITORIAL: Visits showcase Powell’s strengths and unusual nature

Brokaw visited Powell to talk to locals about their support for President Donald Trump. Brokaw said he chose Powell because he came here briefly years ago and found it to be the perfect example of small-town America. “I was so struck by what a … more

As wildfires burn, we’re thankful for the pros fighting them

Often, the wildfires are burning far away: in the wilds of Canada, across grasslands in Montana or forests in Oregon. But sometimes, a fire hits closer to home. Two weeks ago, on July 18, the June Fire started on the North Fork area of the … more

EDITORIAL: Diversifying our economy

For decades, the Cowboy State has relied heavily on its mineral resources, leading to the boom-and-bust cycle we know all too well. Under the state’s tax structure, 70 percent of all tax revenue comes from minerals, while residents make up the … more

EDITORIAL: Park County Fair starts today

As always, there is plenty to see and do this year — animals, exhibits, a carnival for thrills and great entertainment as well. While much of the fair will seem very familiar, some things will be new or different. First and foremost, this is … more

EDITORIAL: Time to try cooperating on health care

In conservative Wyoming, you don’t have to look too far beyond the added taxes and high premiums in the insurance exchange — which now has only one insurer offering coverage — to understand why Obamacare is generally disliked here. We think … more

EDITORIAL: Wildfire danger: Humans play a large part in preventing fires

With the hot weather comes an increased risk of fire danger. The Bureau of Land Management issued fire restrictions for local public lands on Thursday. A list of those restrictions appears on Page 7 in today's edition of the Powell Tribune. “It … more

EDITORIAL: Biblio Bistro losses at Cody library must end

The Biblio Bistro, the cafe at the library, adds a nice space to relax and grab a tasty bite to eat while visiting the library. But it seems priorities are upside down when a loss of nearly $50,000 is budgeted for the Bistro for the fiscal year that … more

EDITORIAL: Retaining CEO a positive step for PVHC

Odom had served as Powell Valley Healthcare’s interim CEO since April 2015 as an employee of HealthTech Management Services. PVHC and HealthTech decided to part ways at the end of June, but Odom agreed to stay on and continue leading the Powell … more

EDITORIAL: A salute to Vietnam veterans who fought together 50 years ago

But before the fanfare of Fourth of July festivities, a quieter form of patriotism was displayed when a group of friends gathered at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Cody last month. This wasn’t just any group of friends, nor was it a common … more
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