IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Obamacare Part II will be more of the same

In the weeks leading to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the bill received a lot of positive press. While supporters praised its passage as ushering in a new era of …
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We must start paying our debts Over the past several weeks, Congress battled over whether and how to raise the national debt ceiling. Failing to do so would risk defaulting on some of the more than $28.4 trillion the federal …
Be ready for a fire Sometimes, a 911 call comes in at 3 a.m., awakening firemen from deep sleep. Sometimes, they must respond to a car accident in subzero temperatures amid a blizzard.
Wyoming could profit from bad energy policies In its latest long-term plan, Pacificorp, a major utility producing and transmitting power across the Western United States, plans to retire 14 of its 22 active coal plants by 2030. The utility, …
Take time to celebrate our schools Powell Middle School is in the spotlight for a rare honor, being named as a National Blue Ribbon School last week. It’s tough to earn the distinction. Over the past four decades, only about …
Grizzly delisting isn’t just about a trophy hunt Over the years, the State of Wyoming has spent a lot of time and resources helping the grizzly population recover and fighting for the ability to manage the bears. The fight is continuing as Gov. …
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The power of groups Some of you kept your in-person social and economic groups going through the COVID crisis, hoping the virus would not land and spread through your numbers. Other groups have come back to in-person …
The perspective that praise gives us For many people, these recent days have been troubling and concerning. It is really easy to get our eyes off the things we should be focused on and onto the trouble of our day. As a family, we have …
IRS wants to spy on your bank accounts Democrats in Washington are planning a far-reaching Big Brother initiative to squeeze every last penny out of everyday Americans. They need more money to pay for their reckless spending programs. …
Allow me to introduce myself Well, it has been a very busy three, almost four weeks since I moved to Powell to take over the sports reporter position here at the Tribune. So I figured I should say hello. I came to join the …
Rivers of tears There are so many things out of my control. Big things.  I guess I didn’t really have an example ready when I penned that opening thought, but let’s say peace. I would love it if …
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Letters to the Editor
We need a Convention of States
Dear Editor: Our founders, with their God-given insight, sought to provide solutions to issues that could arise long after their …
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Proper flagpole needed at annex
Dear Editor: I think it is shameful the way the American flag is flown at the Park County Annex in Powell. It is on a flag pole …
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NWC should optimize what it has instead of rebranding
Dear Editor: In a recent edition of the paper, there was an advertisement inviting the public’s input for an Oct. 13 event to …
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Outrage over Republican official’s email is a distraction
Dear Editor: In one of the articles regarding an email sent by Troy Bray to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Tara Nethercott, …
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Founding Fathers saw importance of vaccinations
Dear Editor: Perhaps the best example of a positive mandate for vaccinations is in our history books. George Washington knew he had …
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