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Allow me to state what’s probably obvious at this point: College football is a mess this year. In the pastime’s 151-year history, there has never been a stranger season. Due to … more
The letter to the editor is a valuable weapon for any maligned and/or misunderstood citizen. I think Bart Simpson said it best with, “The pen is mightier than the flaming bag of poop.” It … more
In June, we penned a column asking Wyomingites to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so that Wyoming businesses can remain open. Although many sectors of the economy have been … more
Seven months ago, it looked like it could be a good year for Wyoming’s economic competitiveness. Wyoming is a unique state, as we have a strong policy foundation, but we encounter major issues … more
One of my tasks here at the Powell Tribune is handling the obituaries. I type up handwritten copy for those who can’t use or don’t have access to computers. I track down photos when … more
As many of you are aware, SARS CoV2 viral transmission rates in our area have increased significantly over the past month. Wastewater testing has projected approximately 6.5% shedding rate in Cody … more
It goes without saying that 2020 has been an unusually difficult year. We got hit with the Coronavirus, government shutdown, and a significant blow to our economy. We saw riots, acts of violence, and … more
Newspaper photos show Lakshmi, the standard poodle library dog, lying or sitting next to girls and boys, a book in front of them, a little arm around her neck. She seems to be listening. I seriously … more
As residents of the most Republican Donald Trump-loving state in the country, many Wyoming folks are reeling in the face of the apparent election of their arch-nemesis Democrat Joe Biden. As I … more
I saw a recent study that indicated moving can be as stressful to a family, or moreso, than divorce. The researchers could have asked me and saved themselves a lot of time, money and trouble: It is. … more
The call is getting more common as I enter my mid-40s. It generally comes from a friend, about my age, who knows I work for AARP, and hopes I can help them navigate the services available in … more
One of the highest priorities of the Justice Department during the Trump administration has been to work with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to combat violent crime and ensure … more
There are times in everyone’s life when circumstances seem so overwhelming, so unbearable, that it feels like a thousand-pound heartache on your soul. No one understands the heart-wrenching … more
In a stunning press conference last week, NASA has reported there is water on the moon. Notice I didn’t use an exclamation mark on that opening sentence. Quite frankly, the much anticipated … more
One day last year about this time, I was in the bank during a slow time of day, so the tellers and I had a chance to catch up on each other’s lives. The chatter soon turned into a discussion … more
The University of Wyoming and the state lost a legend with the passing of Dr. George Frison on Sept. 7, 2020 at age 95. Thanks in large part to him, Wyoming folks can see that big game hunting is an … more
I was first arrested in Burma in 1996. I was on the old Stilwell Road in the far north of the country, documenting forced labor camps hidden in the jungle. Journalists were not allowed into Burma (I … more
Imagine, for a moment, waking up on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Americans will be learning (hopefully) that either our current president has been re-elected or that we have a newly elected president. … more
Women often put the needs of their loved ones before their own. That may be truer than ever this year, as mothers juggle working from home, virtual learning and childcare along with the usual … more
LANDER – Hundreds of citizens in this western town have risen up in protest because they believe their leaders have chosen the wrong path regulating growth. As in cities and towns across … more
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