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In 1988 I watched as the grizzled ex-Marine Wilford Brimley approached the microphone at the One-Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander. He was one of the shooters that year and had entertained everyone with … more
Get on your bike,” they said. “It’ll improve your health,” they said. I’m not new to cycling. I used to race mountain bikes and have done some long distance road … more
I’ve been quite irregular as of late, due to a column roughage deficiency. My writing has been so infrequent, I feel I should introduce myself, pending the blessings of my Tribune superiors, … more
We live in tumultuous times, don’t we? I’m not even going to mention the thing we are all tired of hearing about and with which we are dealing. But, aside from the obvious, we have had, … more
Jim Hillberry and I have had many long and thorough discussions about Powell, always coming back to our love for the community and desire to see it grow. Jim was a huge proponent of economic … more
Want to go see something odd and different? Well, you live in the right place. Wyoming is such an interesting place. Even if you ignore Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Devils Tower, the state is … more
In 1944, Army Air Corps pilots stationed on the island of New Guinea were looking for possible sites for an additional air strip on the island when they found a large river valley in a place that … more
Our middle son seems to be a natural fisherman. I’m not sure where he got his passion or skill, because I know next to nothing about fishing, really. He simply loves it. Well, he loves being at … more
As we celebrate the birth month of our nation, I’m still writing about it — even though July is half over — because it turns out, the signers of the Declaration of Independence … more
Quite frankly, I no longer have any idea of what “the truth” is on almost any subject ... or any subject that interests our president, anyway. Then, I had a moment of resignation. I … more
America is starting to recover from its coronavirus-induced coma. The economy added nearly 5 million jobs in June — our largest-ever monthly jobs gain. Businesses small and large are waking … more
During our “free time” this spring, our family took it upon itself to go explore different places around Powell. Some of these places I had not been to in a long time. I’m talking … more
Recently we all enjoyed our most significant summer holiday in America. The Fourth of July has a lot of things going for it, but there are exceptions: ruined vision, melted digits, tortured pets … more
Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting. Walk into any grocery store in Wyoming … more
I had no prior connections to Wyoming before moving here. Other than a family trip to Yellowstone as a child, the state didn’t have much significance to me or my family. Or so I thought. … more
As with the country as a whole, Wyoming is in an economic downturn. The dual impacts of reduced productivity from COVID-19 and the broader decline of the fossil fuel markets have resulted in … more
We’ve been hearing the word “narrative” come up quite a bit as of late. We hear quite frequently, “It didn’t fit the narrative” and “The media has a … more
As we poke our heads above ground to survey the damage visited on our shores by the coronavirus, it is imperative that we move forward with an intelligent, focused, and effective plan of action for … more
It’s been 244 years since we’d had about enough of Britain telling us what to do. I realize why I’m a true patriot and our founders were my people — I can’t stand being … more
This is not the time to be thinking about a gap year. It is financially advantageous to get a college or post secondary education as early as possible. If one does the necessary math, the gap year … more
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