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Wyoming is at an unavoidable crossroads. Due to the collapse of mineral revenues, our future will not be anything like our past. Coal mining was once part of Wyoming’s identity, but this phase … more
Who would have guessed last February that come Thanksgiving we’d not only still be fighting the coronavirus but that it would be worse than ever? As I write this, I just heard Gov. Mark Gordon … more
Small Business Saturday is a relatively new American tradition. While Black Friday has been an informal holiday for more than 60 years, it wasn’t until 2010 that the Saturday after Thanksgiving … more
Are you dreading the holidays this year? Losses can be compounded during times that are supposed to be filled with joy. My heart is grieved to think of the festive coziness of holidays overshadowed … more
My hat’s off to folks who willingly get up at 4:30 a.m., gladly eat cold sandwiches, and joyfully puff and pant and sweat and swear. You’re not my people. Gar and I hunted from the … more
The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, … more
Allow me to state what’s probably obvious at this point: College football is a mess this year. In the pastime’s 151-year history, there has never been a stranger season. Due to … more
The letter to the editor is a valuable weapon for any maligned and/or misunderstood citizen. I think Bart Simpson said it best with, “The pen is mightier than the flaming bag of poop.” It … more
In June, we penned a column asking Wyomingites to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so that Wyoming businesses can remain open. Although many sectors of the economy have been … more
Seven months ago, it looked like it could be a good year for Wyoming’s economic competitiveness. Wyoming is a unique state, as we have a strong policy foundation, but we encounter major issues … more
One of my tasks here at the Powell Tribune is handling the obituaries. I type up handwritten copy for those who can’t use or don’t have access to computers. I track down photos when … more
As many of you are aware, SARS CoV2 viral transmission rates in our area have increased significantly over the past month. Wastewater testing has projected approximately 6.5% shedding rate in Cody … more
It goes without saying that 2020 has been an unusually difficult year. We got hit with the Coronavirus, government shutdown, and a significant blow to our economy. We saw riots, acts of violence, and … more
Newspaper photos show Lakshmi, the standard poodle library dog, lying or sitting next to girls and boys, a book in front of them, a little arm around her neck. She seems to be listening. I seriously … more
As residents of the most Republican Donald Trump-loving state in the country, many Wyoming folks are reeling in the face of the apparent election of their arch-nemesis Democrat Joe Biden. As I … more
I saw a recent study that indicated moving can be as stressful to a family, or moreso, than divorce. The researchers could have asked me and saved themselves a lot of time, money and trouble: It is. … more
The call is getting more common as I enter my mid-40s. It generally comes from a friend, about my age, who knows I work for AARP, and hopes I can help them navigate the services available in … more
One of the highest priorities of the Justice Department during the Trump administration has been to work with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to combat violent crime and ensure … more
There are times in everyone’s life when circumstances seem so overwhelming, so unbearable, that it feels like a thousand-pound heartache on your soul. No one understands the heart-wrenching … more
In a stunning press conference last week, NASA has reported there is water on the moon. Notice I didn’t use an exclamation mark on that opening sentence. Quite frankly, the much anticipated … more
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