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Writing about Northwest College and esports got me thinking about the academic end of what is, after all, a huge industry (worth around $1.5 billion in 2019). What, I wondered, must our youth learn … more
Everyone wants to be known as tolerant. But what does that mean? The concept of “tolerance” has undergone a drastic shift in definition over the last several decades. It used to be that … more
There’s something wonderful hiding in plain sight, right under your noses here in Powell. This “something” is a commodity which Nebraskans in York, Kearney, Lincoln and who knows … more
I’ve often used the cliché “Join the club,” like when someone says, “I can’t catch a break,” or “I think I might be demon-possessed.” But you … more
If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom.” In his book, Brain … more
Long ago, Moses gave the people of God an important admonishment before he was taken from them. As they prepared to enter the promised land without Moses, he told them, “Be strong and … more
Last week I sent the second quarter report cards home with the boys for their parents’ perusal. Through the help of our county school superintendent, I had located some old fashioned printed cards that require a response from the parents. more
I’ve heard some folks say that our state hasn’t executed anyone since 1992, so it doesn’t make sense that the Diocese of Cheyenne should join other groups who are seeking to repeal … more
Gar doesn’t cook and it’s hard to understand. He’s always told our kids, “If you can read, you can learn to do anything because there’s books written about … more
At this pivotal moment for both our state’s finances and education system, the Wyoming Legislature should go beyond just “recalibrating” the cost of our current education system and … more
On Nov. 8, I flew out of the Cody airport to go home to North Carolina. As we began our long trek across the country, my thoughts quickly turned toward my heartache of knowing it could become the day … more
As I start my 35th year in police work, and as we begin 2020, I was recently working night shift, driving the streets of Powell in the early morning hours. I began to think about certain calls that I … more
A November column introduced the importance of artificial and natural light when growing an indoor garden. Besides lighting you will also need to monitor temperature, humidity, water and nutrition. … more
We all recently learned that Northwest College plans to offer a new activity to its students: namely, video game competitions rebranded as esports. This news gave me pause. Right up front, I’ll … more
In Aramaic the word “nazir” means to sacrifice, set aside or dedicate. I remember our parents used the term nazir to teach us acts of charity. Often times, my mother would say … more
How to put a monetary value on a Bible? I’d guess your standard NIV at around $30, with an audible, as translated by Donald Trump, much pricier. Priceless though, are those years-old, tattered … more
Back in November, I decided to take two or three weeks off before once again returning my photo to the Tribune’s opinion page. I wasn’t exactly taking this time off because I was tired … more
Here it is, Sunday morning and I’m heading down an online rabbit hole on a quest to find Forrest Fenn’s treasure. First video: Toby Younis and the “Church of the Search.” … more
Turns out Torrington, Wyoming, is a hotbed of international culture and influence. Who knew? Certainly not me until I covered the Eastern Wyoming College Lancer men and women here in Powell … more
In wrapping up 2019, I kept thinking about 1999 and how Y2K was going to be “the end” of us all. Now, here we are, 20 years later (with more gigabytes on our phones than our computers … more
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