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EDITORIAL: Time to try cooperating on health care

In conservative Wyoming, you don’t have to look too far beyond the added taxes and high premiums in the insurance exchange — which now has only one insurer offering coverage — to understand why Obamacare is generally disliked here. We think … more

EDITORIAL: Wildfire danger: Humans play a large part in preventing fires

With the hot weather comes an increased risk of fire danger. The Bureau of Land Management issued fire restrictions for local public lands on Thursday. A list of those restrictions appears on Page 7 in today's edition of the Powell Tribune. “It … more

EDITORIAL: Biblio Bistro losses at Cody library must end

The Biblio Bistro, the cafe at the library, adds a nice space to relax and grab a tasty bite to eat while visiting the library. But it seems priorities are upside down when a loss of nearly $50,000 is budgeted for the Bistro for the fiscal year that … more

EDITORIAL: Retaining CEO a positive step for PVHC

Odom had served as Powell Valley Healthcare’s interim CEO since April 2015 as an employee of HealthTech Management Services. PVHC and HealthTech decided to part ways at the end of June, but Odom agreed to stay on and continue leading the Powell … more

EDITORIAL: A salute to Vietnam veterans who fought together 50 years ago

But before the fanfare of Fourth of July festivities, a quieter form of patriotism was displayed when a group of friends gathered at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Cody last month. This wasn’t just any group of friends, nor was it a common … more

EDITORIAL: New laws take effect

Here’s a quick look at several state laws that started Saturday: • School districts can allow employees to carry concealed firearms on school property. An employee must have a valid concealed carry permit and receive approval from the … more

EDITORIAL: Commission sends wrong message over funding for landfill fence

Five bears have been captured at the landfill since 2010 and there are likely other bears that have escaped capture, Dusty Lasseter, Bear Wise coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, told the commission last week. Lasseter asked … more

EDITORIAL: Grizzlies’ delisting the right — and not right/left — decision

Wyoming’s Republican Congresswoman, Rep. Liz Cheney, offered that, “for years the Obama administration failed to acknowledge the successful hard work and dedication of the state, tribal, and federal partners which led to the healthy recovery of … more

EDITORIAL: Animals aplenty

Given our state’s abundance of livestock and wildlife, it’s no wonder that many Wyomingites love animals, especially their pets. Local residents’ affection for their pets is evident in the Tribune’s fourth annual Cutest Pet Contest, which … more

EDITORIAL: Vaccinations keep children healthy and can save lives

An outbreak of measles in Minnesota is following a now-familiar pattern. This outbreak started in a Somali-American community that was targeted by so-called “anti-vaxxers” in recent years after some parents in the community enrolled their … more

EDITORIAL: Sheep Mountain is a public investment worth making

Recently, both the Park County Commission and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition — entities that often find themselves on the opposite sides of an issue — sent letters calling on the federal government to buy land on the top of Sheep Mountain … more

EDITORIAL: Debt-free college education: A realistic story in Wyoming

That was a statistic noted by UW President Laurie Nichols in Cody several weeks ago, speaking at an end-of-the-school year gathering in Park County. It was offered up in the context of her declaration that a high quality education is truly … more

EDITORIAL: Even in a small town, be wary and teach kids to stay safe

Nearly 20 years ago, on a summer day like any other in Powell, a young girl named Christin Lamb was abducted while visiting her grandparents here. If you lived in Powell in July 1998, you likely remember the details of what happened next. For two … more

EDITORIAL: Hot weather means flooding is likely in parts of Wyoming

Now, after a snow-laden winter and a cool, wet spring, we seem to have skipped much of the warm spring weather and have gone straight into the heat of summer. Powell saw 92-degree temperatures on Sunday, and more hot weather is expected later … more

EDITORIAL: Decency should cross party lines

On Tuesday, just about everyone across the political spectrum blasted comedian Kathy Griffin for posing for a photo with a fake severed head of President Donald Trump. It’s good to see the widespread condemnation — we could easily run through … more

EDITORIAL: Suicide prevention and awareness efforts as important as ever

The Wyoming Department of Health recently eliminated its contract with the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming (PMO), which provides suicide prevention efforts across the state. The Department of Health will now oversee those efforts. The … more

EDITORIAL: Memorial Day — Watch out for children and remember our fallen heroes

With school getting out on Friday, children are in summer mode. In their enthusiasm, they may forget the rules of the road. Often, their carefree play involves balls, pets, bicycles or other things that may stray out into the street. Consequently, … more

EDITORIAL: Community servants still needed

More broadly, we wonder if the Powell community has a decision to make about its future. The local Lions Club, now just three members strong, could be facing the end of its existence because of dwindling membership. It’s just one of several … more

EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Class of 2017

They came into the world in 1999 or so — a time when parents didn’t announce births on social media. They were toddlers when America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, changing the world as we knew it. While a lot has changed since 1999, some … more

EDITORIAL: Spring weather more than welcome; landslides are not

Canal water is running, water is flowing down the furrows in the fields, and the desert is turning green. There’s nothing better than spring in Powell. The forecast indicates we’ve still got some cold weather coming later this week, but we’re … more
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