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Be safe while in the water

With today officially marking the first day of summer, more and more people will be spending time in swimming pools and also visiting area rivers and lakes. While spending time in or near the … more

Clerk’s, treasurer’s presence in Powell a welcome addition

Each campaign season brings a slew of nice-sounding ideas on how to make government better. Some suggestions turn out to be uninformed, others are determined to be impractical and still others are … more

A summertime solution

Powellites often step up to help local children. Throughout the school year, the Backpack Blessings Program ensures kids in need have food to take home over the weekend. On Fridays, children leave … more

Reach out to those who may be struggling

The untimely deaths last week of fashion designer Kate Spade and author/chef Anthony Bourdain have once again brought the issue of suicide to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness, … more

Treat local wildlife with healthy respect

Northwest Wyoming is one of the most beautiful places in all of the United States, if not the world — and part of that beauty has to do with the wild animals that call the area home. Getting a … more

Tariffs continue to threaten newspapers

It’s been disheartening, to put it mildly, to watch the federal government start implementing massive taxes on the Canadian paper that we and other newspapers around Wyoming use each … more

EDITORIAL: Want to make a difference in Powell? Run for a City Council position

Mayor John Wetzel is seeking to serve two more years in the post, to finish out the term of the late Mayor Don Hillman; a longtime councilman, Wetzel was appointed to the position last year after Hillman’s death. In Ward 2, Scott Mangold is … more

EDITORIAL: Approval of grizzly hunt the right step

Details of the hunting season have been modified a bit since Wyoming first announced a hunt was in the works, with up to 22 bears that could potentially be harvested this fall. The total harvest could be well below that figure. The 22-bear quota … more

EDITORIAL: Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen

But as we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day for the 151st time in our nation’s history, Monday is not the day to tell a veteran, “Thank you for your service.” And it’s not that we are not thankful. The men and women who serve — and … more

EDITORIAL: Amid a deadly May on Wyoming highways, drive safely and buckle up

On May 10, a 21-year-old from Gillette died in a one-vehicle rollover near Gillette. A head-on collision near Torrington on May 13 claimed the lives of two people — a 67-year-old from Torrington and a 22-year-old from Tennessee. The following day, … more

EDITORIAL: Take time to enjoy our public lands

Many times (see Page 1 of the May 17 edition of the Powell Tribune), it’s a debate over big issues and high ideals: Who can manage public lands better, the State of Wyoming or the federal government? Should the McCullough Peaks be permanently … more

EDITORIAL: Honor law enforcement during National Police Week

And more often than not, they’re heroes — putting their lives on the line daily to protect and serve the community they represent. Today (Tuesday) is Peace Officers Memorial Day, so designated by President John F. Kennedy in a proclamation in … more

EDITORIAL: Oil and gas are back up, but let’s not get complacent

On the whole, that’s all a good thing: Business in the oil patch has picked back up, this remains a desirable place to live and times won’t be quite so lean for our state and local governments. But it’s not the time to kick back and relax. … more

EDITORIAL: Nurses: A crucial role that’s too often underappreciated

They remain a source of care throughout our growing-up years, whether it’s a public health nurse giving a vaccination or a school nurse checking for a fever. During our worst moments — taking a child to the emergency room or receiving a … more

EDITORIAL: Tourism worth investing in — but it’s a balance

When we hear about all of the money travelers are spending here — more than $3.5 billion last year alone — we welcome out-of-state and international visitors. But that welcome can quickly wear out when sitting in a traffic jam in Yellowstone … more

EDITORIAL: Gun debate needs voices on both sides

Whether we choose to admit it, gun violence has affected our community. While Wyoming has a different attitude toward guns and gun ownership than much of the nation, that Park County school districts have been voting on whether to arm their teachers … more

EDITORIAL: More people should consider running for office

The official filing period for partisan positions such as those in the county government or the Legislature, and also for the city council, opens next month. It runs from May 17 to June 1. Folks can still run with a third-party or as an independent … more

EDITORIAL: Safely share the road, stop for emergency vehicles

In recent days, the Powell Volunteer Fire Department responded to multiple out-of-control burns — a sure sign of spring in Wyoming. With an increase in fire calls, it’s a good reminder for drivers to safely share the road with firetrucks and … more

Celebrate Powell’s trees on Arbor Day

Now, with the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration scheduled for next week, the spotlight will once again shine on Powell’s trees. Festivities will kick off Thursday, April 26, as fifth graders from Parkside, Westside and Southside elementary … more

EDITORIAL: Final Yellowstone fee plan an improvement

The cost of a one-week pass to Yellowstone or Grand Teton national parks will soon rise from $30 to $35. However, the rates will not shoot all the way up to $70, as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke initially proposed last year. We didn’t … more
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