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An absolute clash of titans came with the Champions League draw that will definitely draw the attention of the footballing world once the round of 16 kicks off in February. A lot of these teams … more
Years ago, when all the kids were home and wondering what they had ever done to deserve life in a gulag with a tyrant for a mother, we had huge Thanksgivings. We always invited friends and family and … more
As a lover of the history of science and medicine, one of my favorite topics to read and learn about is the discovery of germ theory. Up until the mid to late 1800s, diseases had numerous other … more
This past year has been a busy year for me. I welcomed my first son, started a new job and bought a motorcycle. Yep, I just mentioned motorcycles and babies in one sentence. No, I don’t have … more
How easy it is to change history ... something to think about in this era of both alleged and real fake news.  Surrounded by lies and liars, it may be time to reflect on one of the biggest and … more
While November may be a short month, Park County Library has activities and resources to keep everyone busy. Park County Library kicked off November with a local author talk at the Cody Library by … more
A few weeks ago, Cynthia Johnson called to “plant a seed” in my thoughts. Her granddaughter was making plans for the upcoming livestock judging and livestock showing season and if she … more
With the midterm election upon us, one thing is clear, we disagree on a lot of things. How much money to spend, who should get said money, or a variety of social issues that I would love to dig into, … more
If you had said to me two months ago that the New York Giants would be 6-1, the New York Jets would be a game out of first place in the AFC East at 5-2 and the Philadelphia Eagles would be 6-0, I … more
Gar was excited when I told him I’d drawn out for an antelope. Then when he went with me to get it, he wasn’t that excited anymore.  I have that effect on people. I target shoot … more
Most of us are probably familiar with the greatest commandments on which the whole of the law and the prophets hang. In short, we are commanded to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to … more
OK, enough about cute, domesticated pets; let’s move on to dead, tasty animals commonly found in a crock pot. For many decades I’ve been the recipient of wild game meat others place into … more
It has been quite a while since I’ve written a column to the citizens of Powell. It is amazing to me how the time zips by. Summer is over and I have not fished enough rivers. I did manage to … more
I read a joke once that said, “Smashing one’s thumb with a hammer is how the first cuss word came into existence.”  I have my doubts. I think the introductory curse spewed … more
Fall is here, the morning is brisk, afternoons are comfortable, and the evening is chilly. It is the time of year to enjoy apples you harvested and pumpkin pie seasoning. But before relaxing, there … more
Have you ever thought about the teachers you had in school who had the greatest impact on you? Are any of them substitute teachers? I honestly can recall only two substitute teachers; one in sixth … more
FINALLY!!!  After years of: • study and scut work;  • and COVID;  • and finding out what the experts say the Powell community needs; • and learning what … more
I read with great interest Charles Larsen’s recent piece on this page about student-led school newspapers, specifically the trend to defund or entirely eliminate them. A recent example of … more
Hello Park County! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kiran Darai. I am the new outdoor recreation planner working for Powell Economic Partnership (PEP) coming to you from the Greater Boston … more
When I was a kid there was a booklet you could order from Scholastic Books. They were called Mad Libs! These stories often left blanks where the reader was supposed to fill in those places with a … more
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