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There seems to be much general agreement amongst most residents who have spoken up about the new land use plan from the Powell portion of Park County that prime ag land, and the farms that occupy … more
It’s been years since my beat included coverage of K-12 education and, until moving to the Powell Tribune, I hadn’t really covered a college aside from collegiate sports since I was a … more
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The State Legislature really needs to do something to rein in skyrocketing property taxes.  Unfortunately, this was the sentiment about this time … more
The Powell City Council should be open to more cackling about hens. Last week, all but one councilor opposed a proposal to allow more than four birds on city lots. A common refrain for not doing … more
As a history buff and newspaper journalist, I love looking at old newspapers. And having grown up in the West, I love looking at the early days of newspapers that often opened in communities before … more
How slippery can a slippery slope really be? The phrase has been used for decades, generally as a way to express the fear that one relatively minor action may open the door to a bigger action … more
It’s fundraising season. At least it appears to be in the wake of Northwest College getting shown a record amount of love during its annual Giving Day. And as NWC Foundation Executive … more
Thomas Jefferson once said, “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” In other words, preparation breeds better results. Our Powell … more
The Powell Valley Hospital board and CEO search committee are taking their time with finding a new hospital leader. In my view, as someone who has made good and bad hires during my career, … more
Even as someone who eagerly speeds up to 45 mph just as soon as I pass the sign as I leave work for the day to head to my home near Ralston, I hope the Wyoming Department of Transportation errs on … more
For me, not much beats the feeling of looking down from a little plane window to see the recognizable, snaking blue of the South Fork of the Shoshone River. Flying into Cody yesterday, a day late … more
Northwest College is quite the local asset. That may seem obvious to many locals, but as someone who until last summer spent most of my days in Cody, it’s a truth that many in the county … more
The most recent spat of below-zero temps, snow and wind, led to some horrific road conditions around the state and led to a pair of tragedies for our region. On Feb. 24, Shannah and Wendy Nelson died … more
Late last year the Park County Commissioners got that rich uncle’s will moment. All of a sudden, they learned they would be receiving $12 million in two installments as part of another round of … more
If the groups now fighting attempt to re-delist Yellowstone area grizzly bears need proof that their concerns state management will lead to a severe drop in population below recovery levels are not … more
At risk of sounding like a broken record: Our school district, admins, teachers and students, are worthy of praise. Recently, graduation rates were released for Wyoming school districts and … more
The Park County commissioners are listening to their constituents. On Tuesday, even after the mention of a lawsuit being likely if they upheld denial, commissioners unanimously upheld by planning … more
In 2018 the Park County School District 6 board in Cody revised its book policy after a couple of library books were challenged. In that initial period, one was removed from the library and one was … more
That could have been a lot worse. A Northwest College men’s basketball game against Casper College on Jan. 21 ended with a scuffle that, if not for the leadership of most of the coaches … more
We’ve had a nice influx of letters to the editor recently, many regarding the state legislature. It’s great to see, as it drives home a core function of a newspaper, to be a community … more
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