IN OUR OPINION

NWC fans, athletes and coaches did well to stay calm in tense situation

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 and …
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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 …
Here we go again. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has advised Congress and the president that the debt ceiling —the amount of debt that the U.S. is authorized to take on — will …
As the 2023 General Session of Wyoming’s State Legislature begins its work in Cheyenne, civility looks to be on the ascent.  At the end of the session’s opening day, after Gov. …
Last week, two local residents went to the Park County Commissioners with a proposal to build a facility to store three months worth of food for all roughly 30,000 county residents that could feed …
The last time the University of Wyoming played in the Arizona Bowl football game the Cowboys won 38-17 over Georgia State, and the UW following ran the hosts out of beer.  That was 2019. …
Columns
I’ve been hearing things these past weeks I never expected, or particularly wanted to hear. A couple at the next table cooing, “No, I love you more,” a small child confessing, …
Join us at the Cody Library on Saturday, Feb. 4 for Winter Author Fest. This fundraiser, hosted by the Park County Library Foundation in support of the Powell Library expansion, will showcase local …
All things considered — we live in a very good place. Yet, it is impossible to shield ourselves from the general angst of our time. The prophets of doom are everywhere. They are even in the …
I recently overheard two women talking. One said she wished she could go back to the “old” days and the other gal agreed, saying, “Life had to have been simpler …
Your newspaper and newspapers across Wyoming are advocating in the state Legislature to make government information more accessible to you.  In Wyoming; state, county, city, school district, …
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Letters to the Editor
Expansion of Medicaid keeps hospitals open
Dear editor, We need revenue for our counties’ bills. Medicaid expansion could help us. We have 16 Critical Access Hospitals in Wyoming. Powell has a Critical Access Hospital. Medicaid …
Starlings problem must be addressed
Dear editor: The skies of Powell are black at dusk with starlings. Their infestation is becoming a public health and safety problem. And, if not addressed soon it will be problematic to us, as it …
Wyoming should expand Medicaid
Dear editor: We applaud Rep. David Northrup and the House Revenue Committee for approving HB-80, Medical Treatment Opportunity Act. Nearly two-thirds of Wyoming’s voters support Medicaid …
Changes to Pre-K Program
Dear editor: I read the article of Dec. 22, 2022 in the Powell Tribune regarding the possible changes to the PCSD1 preschool program and the liaison position. I would like to share some …
Sen. Lummis fails to justify vote on same sex marriage bill
Dear editor: I give two thumbs up to Susan Hoffert for her excellent letter to the editor of Jan. 5, 2023. Ms. Hoffert’s letter calls out Sen. Lummis for voting in favor of the monstrous, …