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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here’s a quick look at several state laws that started Saturday: • School districts can allow employees to carry concealed firearms on school property. An employee must have a valid concealed carry permit and receive approval from the … more
Five bears have been captured at the landfill since 2010 and there are likely other bears that have escaped capture, Dusty Lasseter, Bear Wise coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, told the commission last week. Lasseter asked … more
Wyoming’s Republican Congresswoman, Rep. Liz Cheney, offered that, “for years the Obama administration failed to acknowledge the successful hard work and dedication of the state, tribal, and federal partners which led to the healthy recovery of … more
Given our state’s abundance of livestock and wildlife, it’s no wonder that many Wyomingites love animals, especially their pets. Local residents’ affection for their pets is evident in the Tribune’s fourth annual Cutest Pet Contest, which … more
An outbreak of measles in Minnesota is following a now-familiar pattern. This outbreak started in a Somali-American community that was targeted by so-called “anti-vaxxers” in recent years after some parents in the community enrolled their … more
Recently, both the Park County Commission and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition — entities that often find themselves on the opposite sides of an issue — sent letters calling on the federal government to buy land on the top of Sheep Mountain … more
That was a statistic noted by UW President Laurie Nichols in Cody several weeks ago, speaking at an end-of-the-school year gathering in Park County. It was offered up in the context of her declaration that a high quality education is truly … more
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