IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

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 …
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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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Columns
Politicians should play more basketball Jimmy Kimmel and Ted Cruz just might be on to something. The liberal ABC late-night talk-show host and the conservative U.S. Senator from Texas have decided to settle their differences this …
Negotiating with our enemy, putting tariffs on our friends Recent actions by our president have convinced me that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. I realize that about 70 percent of Wyoming voters will say I’m wrong about that, and maybe …
The final cast My father’s fishing equipment isn’t fancy. Much of it has never been used. There’s still plastic shrink-wrap covering the corked grips on combination rod and reel specials purchased …
If you drop the ball, drop the one that bounces back Sitting in the park, my friend tells me someone I love is suffering. The whole world stops. I can’t see. I can’t breathe. I can’t hear a word coming from her moving mouth. But …
NEW KID IN TOWN: Traveling in God’s country I love a good road trip, enough to drive hundreds of miles on occasion. With a three-day weekend and much of Wyoming yet to be explored, western Wyoming and its many sights — not to mention a few other new-to-me places — started calling to me …
My Lousy World
MY LOUSY WORLD: Murder put to music

Quoting Loudon Wainright from 1972, “Crossin’ the highway late last night; he shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right. He didn’t see the station wagon car; the skunk got squashed and there you are. You got yer dead skunk in the middle …

MY LOUSY WORLD: Two weddings and a polyp

The Amend Corner
AMEND CORNER: Of men and monkeys

Unfortunately, I don’t remember the source from which I obtained this bit of knowledge, but I had heard it before, so it didn’t really surprise me. But I did a bit of research, and upon further inquiry, I found that the more precise percentage …

AMEND CORNER: Time to get over it