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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
The headlines are starting to shift a little, but the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, still dominates the news and probably our minds. Fear and anxiety tend to reign as we consider questions like: Does … 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
Forty years of service economy is now showing its ugly face. So much for flipping hamburgers and selling insurance and financial services to each other. — we need to mine things, make things … more
Recently, my wife and I felt like the last people left on Earth at the North Entrance of an empty Yellowstone National Park. Never had we seen the famed 1903 Roosevelt Arch devoid of anyone, even in … 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
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
Sept. 7 started as a normal day. I woke up early on my Labor Day holiday — 5:30 a.m., precisely — to meet one of my friends from college, Julian, in Yellowstone National Park. 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
Wyoming’s uranium production needs a jump-start. Our state is the number one producer of nuclear fuel in the nation. For generations, Wyoming’s uranium fueled America’s nuclear … more
I’ve heard many people say that Wyomingites have been practicing social distancing our whole lives. That’s likely true. Being able to get away and fish for hours without seeing a soul is … more
Let’s face it: We Americans are a cantankerous bunch, so the demonstrations we are seeing now should be no surprise to anyone. This nation was born demonstrating against the government. A … 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
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