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You have likely heard the term “filibuster” thrown around a lot over the last couple of weeks. It is a word that isn’t used much outside of D.C., but it is important to you as the … more
How do you deal with the stress, fear and anxiety that currently pervades our society? According to a recent study, 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder. I read recently that the average … more
With the end of one year and beginning of another, it is natural to reflect on where we have come from and where we are going. 2021 was a hard year to summarize in the political sphere. Beginning … more
We hear it every day, over and over: “America is divided as never before.” It’s not true, of course. America has passed through some much rougher times (think Civil War or … more
Sometimes we just blow it; we flat out know what to do and what is right, and we just don’t do it. I have this on divinely inspired authority, in fact. Check out Romans chapter seven. So, what … more
A wise man once said, “If you make people think they’re thinking, they will love you; but if you really make people think, they will hate you.” This explains why Jesus Christ was … more
During the several years I lived among you in paradise — and on as many occasions as possible in the 15 years since — I have happily invested countless hours observing, appreciating and … more
There was a twisted, ugly bushy tree in our back yard. It was next to Big Dickinson Creek and had all kinds of limbs that had shot out in all directions.  In a word, it was a tangle. I … more
Gar and I recently celebrated our 42nd anniversary. Imagine waking up to my sticky-up hair for 15,000 gut-wrenching mornings. The man has a strong stomach. I have been known to get on his last … more
Hello, my name is Braden Schiller and I am starting as a reporter at the Powell Tribune. I have also written for the University of Wyoming newspaper, the Branding Iron, and Newcastle’s … more
Recently our oldest son was given an electric train set. It was a Bachmann beginner train; everything you needed was in the box. Connect the tracks, plug it in and enjoy watching the train go around … more
There is no better way to celebrate the New Year than by visiting the Park County Libraries. Powell Library has fun activities to celebrate January, so stop by and then check out some books and … more
Years ago, composer Natalie Sleeth penned these words to a simple Advent/Christmas anthem: “Light one candle for hope! One bright candle for hope. Christ brings hope to every heart, he … more
It started out as a bona fide stupid and crazy idea. We drove from Lander to Cheyenne on Christmas Day. It is a 348-mile trip. But the young man working the Christmas Day shift at the Fast Lane at … more
Christmas possesses many meanings and traditions. But the underlining idea agreed upon is that we relate Christmas to love. This holiday season, spread the gift of love with the following Christmas … more
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas; just like the ones I used to know, but if you’ll just listen, there’s something missin’, oh can’t you hear the west wind … more
(This column is dedicated to the most strategic Santa I ever knew: my mother-in-law, Kathryn Grace Laurilla Eiden, a.k.a. Kay. Sept. 27, 1936 - Aug. 7, 2021.) Here we are, no matter our age, … more
I doubt anyone would disagree with me when I say that America has become a consumer nation. We want everything and we want it right now, and it drives our society. more
Here we are, in the final countdown to Christmas. If you were anywhere near my house, you would be well aware of that — or at least you would be if I were free to play my collection of … more
When I was campaigning across the state of Wyoming last year for the honor of serving as your U.S. Senator, I had a simple platform: All Wyoming, all the time. As your senator, I consider every … more
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