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The COVID pandemic brought an extraordinary expansion of government power not seen since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Here in Wyoming, the approach was much more reasonable, as was the … more
On Wednesday, Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th president, beginning a new chapter of U.S. history. For a day, we all could take pride as, despite the violent events of Jan. 6, our … more
This week Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. It will happen in spite of the claims that the election was stolen, that there was widespread fraud and his … more
The protests in Washington, D.C., in which a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and forced it to be evacuated, were disturbing to say the least. As these events unfolded, … more
Following a series of unthinkable events in 2020, the new year brought yet another terrible day for our country. On Wednesday,  as lawmakers convened to certify the Electoral College votes for … more
Our Opinion Page was ready for the pressroom Wednesday when some of the worst of the past year played out before our eyes on national television from our nation’s capital. In a disgraceful, … more
The approach of the new year comes with a strange mixture of trepidation and relief. more
After weeks of intense negotiations and delay, Congress passed a new $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package and a $1.4 trillion spending bill last week. more
After a year that could most kindly be called a rollercoaster, we can see the end in sight. Not only of the calendar year, but with vaccines being shipped to healthcare facilities around the world, … more
Amid a pandemic that has brought wave after wave of uncertainty, frustration and conflicting information, it has become awfully easy to become cynical and suspicious. Just look at how even … more
Through the past year, we here at the Powell Tribune have taken great care to provide accurate information on COVID-19 so readers can assess the magnitude of the risk and take knowledgeable steps to … more
Maybe, just maybe, the year is going to go out with some better news on the COVID front. All indications are there will be at least one vaccine, perhaps two, approved by the year’s end. Great … more
It was just four minutes after the polls closed that the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, congratulated Cynthia Lummis on her election as … more
Wyoming’s Food Freedom Act exemplifies the values of this great state, namely our commitment to letting businesses do business.  While almost all states have laws that permit residents … more
Everyone is weary of the pandemic and the restrictions it creates. As a community it is very tempting to say “bah, humbug” about the whole holiday season and bag it until next year. Or to … more
It came as little surprise this month when Park County voters rejected local governments’ request for an additional 1% sales tax. After all, local voters have rejected requests for general … more
It was not the outcome about 77% of Park County voters wanted. Barring the success of some legal challenges to the election in a few battleground states, which appears unlikely, Joe Biden will be … more
Amid a historic presidential election, Americans have been quick to fight with one another, whether it’s bickering on social media or holding dueling protests over ballots. But this week, … more
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