IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

There should be nothing partisan about serving as a coroner

It’s always seemed a little absurd that the coroner is an elected position on a partisan ballot in Wyoming. After all, there is nothing (or at least there should be nothing) political about …
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Most often government regulation isn’t making our lives better Last month, SpaceX, a private space company, had to cancel the launch of a rocket due to a helicopter entering an area around the launch site, where the Federal Aviation Administration had placed a …
Biden should pick a new leader for the BLM In 1989, Tracy Stone-Manning mailed an ominous letter to the U.S. Forest Service, warning that 500 pounds of metal spikes had been driven into Idaho trees in an effort to prevent the forest from …
Amid hot and dry conditions, follow fire restrictions When temperatures soared to triple digits in June, concern spiked among local residents. In a place where freezing weather can linger into May, it’s alarming to see 100-degree days so early in …
We need answers to prevent another pandemic It’s unfortunate we still don’t know with any certainty the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 and triggered a pandemic in 2020 that wreaked havoc on economies and has …
Subterfuge, deception have no place in Wyoming politics When big political scandals break on the national news, we can typically take some comfort in the fact that they’re taking place somewhere else. Even when trouble arrives in Wyoming, Park …
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Bears and I have a lot in common Bears are not my favorite animal — in fact, I really dislike bears — but I’ll admit we have a lot in common. Bears’ midsections are round and mine is too. Bears have …
Space: The final frontier of junk For centuries, Wyoming was part of a vast frontier. Trailblazers survived and adapted to harsh elements to make their lives on this special piece of land. Today, we’re blazing new trials on the …
Seeing the grandkids again I spent last week in recovery. I needed it after spending a little over a month back in the Midwest; Minnesota to be more precise. The trip was a welcome respite from the restrictions I felt were …
Hey Phoenix Zoo, those ferrets are from Meeteetse! This past spring, I noticed that Wyoming’s black-footed ferret is a rock star at the Phoenix Zoo. In fact, you might think the elusive little critter was native to Arizona. Not so. Here is …
Not goodbye, but see you later We have lived in Wyoming for 19 years. I was hoping for 30, but last week, my bride and I began another journey. We have moved back to Tennessee. The last 19 years have been a wonderful ride with …
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Letters to the Editor
Cartoon misconstrued the facts on states
Dear Editor: This is in response to the political cartoon by Wayne Stroot, published on July 8. It shows a TV news anchor saying …
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Gov. Gordon’s on a roll
Dear Editor: We live in a country deeply divided and growing more so every week.  And yet, we are all Americans. We share a …
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No good reason for unwanted cats
Dear Editor: In the July 8 edition of the Powell Tribune, there was an article about our shelters being overrun with unwanted …
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Few elected officials follow their oaths
Dear Editor: I am upset that the Wyoming sheriff’s association is not backing the pro-gun bills. Does this mean they are …
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Show respect for troopers
Dear Editor: I don’t ordinarily write letters to the editor, but after reading Ms. Eiden’s column in Tuesday’s …
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