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I’ve lived in Wyoming for two months, and I haven’t seen a bear — yet. But I have seen some other animals. I’ve always been fascinated by the animal kingdom. When I was … more
Happy day — we can now cross Absaroka Street east/west at all intersections! What a great project this is for our community. Thank you to Powell’s citizens for being patient during … more
Comparison is the thief of joy” is a phrase I first heard from my wife many years ago.  So, I always preface the expression by saying, “As my wife Jill says ...,” when in … more
Blake Shelton recently released a song called God’s Country. As one hears the lyrics, they hear references to the South, farming communities across the United States and a wide variety of … more
What about those high heels, anyway? Years of wearing them certainly left me with a number of foot problems that I successfully ignored until a broken ankle a few months back. Now, physical therapy … more
Just turn left on the Badger Basin Road and go about 4 or 5 miles,” he said. “It’s the Mountain View Club, surrounded by pine trees; you can’t miss it,” he said. I … more
It’s fitting that I first met Ruby Hopkin through recipes. After I moved back to Powell in 2008, Ruby would send recipes to me for publication in the Tribune. Her emails were always friendly … more
Many people would say this is their favorite holiday, or their favorite time of year. Singers on our Christmas playlists croon, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Hallmark … more
People you meet, they all seem to know you. Even your old friends treat you like you’re something new. Johnny come lately, the new kid in town. Everybody loves you, so don’t let them down.” — “New Kid In Town” by the … more
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 … more
Jan. 3, 1949, was around 70 years ago. I had just turned 9 and, while events of the next three days merge in my memory, the first minute or two after waking up that Monday morning could have happened … more
Simply Hungry” read the sign the man was holding. While visiting in another town my wife and I were heading to get an ice cream treat. Passing by the man looking unkempt, many thoughts … more
As Wyoming’s summer falls away and the air cools and days shorten, harvest is in the air across our state. I have been fortunate to spend time putting up corn and hay in Goshen County, where I … more
As a resident of northern Wyoming, unless you’ve been under a rock, Ethan Asher’s story has caught your attention. His late-August vehicle rollover has left a Powell family, and … more
Here’s a stunning bit of not so trivial trivia: Wyoming’s sovereign wealth ranks among the 100 richest in the world. With a total of $20.8 billion, we aren’t quite in the same class … more
Hole No. 4 no longer has Doug Blough to kick around. The curse of the par-3, God-forsaken, rattlesnake-waitin’, triple bogie-baitin’ short drive into hell has been broken. I beat the … more
Kids. Thirty to 40 of them flood through the Powell library doors on any given school day after the last bell rings. Some of them have nowhere else to go until their folks get off work. Others may … more
We live in the best place on earth.” Or is it, “… the last best place on earth?” Either way, I’m betting we all feel it’s true. A lot of our reasons for saying … more
When it comes to voting, I sometimes feel like an explorer, hacking my way through a Central American jungle in hopes of finding the ruin of a Mayan temple. Please understand, this feeling … more
George Herbert Walker Bush may have been, in his lifetime, one of the most accomplished of our presidents. But before getting to that, let me tell you about my first experience with him. He came … more
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