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For some, 2017 began with heartache: Powell mourned the loss of Mayor Don Hillman, a longtime champion of this beloved small town; the Tribune lost a dear friend and longtime co-worker, Gib Mathers, who died while doing what he loved: hiking on the … more
We continue to believe the Park Service’s plan to hike the cost of a seven-day pass to Yellowstone or Grand Teton from $30 to $70 is a bad idea, and we’re apparently not alone. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney recently asked a roomful of local residents … more
The deadline for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act — widely known as Obamacare — is Friday. In the past, people could sign up until the end of January, but the enrollment period was cut short this year, and the deadline is … more
But officials at animal shelters, veterinarians and pet-related websites agree: The giving of a pet is not something to do on impulse. “Kittens and puppies are really cute for the first half hour,” said Barb Muecke of the City of Powell/Moyer … more
But there is one upside to frantically running around town in preparation for gift exchanges, parties and other Christmas tasks: you’re getting some exercise. It’s easy to get outdoors and stretch your legs in Wyoming’s spring, summer and … more
In the hours leading up to the Senate’s vote on a $1.5 trillion tax bill, Republicans secured their final few votes to pass the bill 51 to 49 in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We’re disappointed in the process and that Senators rushed to … more
A Park County School District No. 1 employee recently requested to carry a concealed firearm while at school. Under a new state law, the identities of employees authorized to carry are confidential, so the matter was discussed in executive session. … more
In the quest to offer the best deal, Black Friday now begins even earlier, with many businesses foregoing any semblance of a traditional Thanksgiving by enticing shoppers with Thursday bargains. Instead of settling in to watch football or succumbing … more
NWC trustees passionately debated whether to spend up to $280,000 to repair the music-playing tower — that on top of a $60,000 engineering study to figure out precisely what repairs are needed. During the Nov. 13 discussion, trustee Bob Newsome … more
Some of these possible tax increases may eventually be debated by the full Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, but the proposals were discussed earlier this month at a legislative committee meeting — also in Cheyenne. While some interim committees … more
Today’s paper features the Volunteer Wyoming insert, a “resource to enhance and support effective volunteerism in our local communities.” Published by ServeWyoming, an organization that promotes collaborative efforts between private … more
In March, President Donald Trump proposed eliminating the program that serves rural airports around the country by cutting all of its funding. Former President George W. Bush also made attempts to trim or abolish the subsidies during his time in … more
And if you turn on the news when you get home on these cold nights, you’ll find more darkness. America suffered yet another mass shooting over the weekend. This time, the victims were gunned down while at church — a place that should be a … more
The War on Terror started soon after the 9/11 attacks, and for most K-12 students today, that war has spanned their lifetimes. While youth may be used to hearing about conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan on the news, the battles fought in Vietnam, … more
Drivers who do it are easy enough to spot: Lane changes without signaling, erratic speeds, not paying attention to pedestrians or cyclists on the road or in crosswalks. Sadly, most of us are guilty of it, as our need to multi-task and utilize … more
The Trump administration has announced plans to substantially hike the weekly entrance fees at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and 15 other popular national parks across the country. Under a proposal unveiled last week, a trip into Yellowstone or Grand … more
The annual event provides a safe place for children to trick or treat during daylight hours. It’s a festive community tradition that Powell families have come to count on each October. This year’s event will run from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. While … more
In recent weeks, Blackwater founder Erik Prince and billionaire investor Foster Friess indicated they may run against Sen. John Barrasso in next year’s Republican primary. Prince and Friess reportedly have a mutual backer: Steve Bannon, former … more
The State of Wyoming continues to promote hunting as a family activity, and it seems to be working. The number of women buying hunting licenses continues to increase every year, up 32 percent since 2008. Last year, Game and Fish sold 14,770 resident … more
Each month, more than 300 local residents receive food from Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes. Some months, the local nonprofit feeds upwards of 400 adults and children. “We’ve just had an influx of people using the pantry,” said Cindy … more
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