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If the land use plan has determined anything about people in Park County, it’s that there are a lot of different views on a lot of topics. There are, however, a few things the vast … more
A couple weeks ago my mom texted me old two pictures of me, amongst a crowd of other kids, watching a magician perform during my sixth birthday party at our home at the time in Fort Collins, … more
That small town with long streets phrase?  It resonated July 3 at the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Park in Cody, as everyone there was able to walk right up to their state’s top leadership, … more
Let’s be honest — while election security has been an issue across the country and even in Wyoming, in Park County it seems at least most people can agree that our local elections are run … more
It’s a good time to be looking for money in the Park County or area municipal governments, because it hasn’t been hard to find the extra funds for raises for employees.  While … more
In today’s world, with social media firestorms, a widening partisan divide and a worrying breakdown in civility infecting some of the populace (thankfully not too much here), who would … more
I recently heard from a newly elected member of a public board in the area who said the experience so far had been “disheartening.” Now I don’t want to out this person, but … more
In the late 1800s, before he began his meteoric rise to the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt served as a police commissioner in New York City. Being a progressive Republican, he managed to ruffle … more
We like it here, and I think most of us are ready to welcome newcomers. Personally, I’ve seen a couple of new residents come into my neighborhood in rural Park County in the last few years, and … more
No need to be alarmed, but in the next two weeks a host of law enforcement agencies and emergency services will be swooping in on Northwest College. Cody physician Elise Lowe, the Big Horn Basin … more
On Monday morning, a group of people from Powell and the surrounding area (as well as an American Legion member from Elko, Nevada) gathered at Crown Hill Cemetery to honor the men and women who … more
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
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