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Tom Lawrence

Two U.S. senators were present, along with the superintendent of public instruction and several other officials and candidates.

But a man who plays rock guitar, sings and has gained a national reputation for outspoken conservative views was the star of the show during the fourth annual Big Horn Basin TEA Party picnic in rural Emblem Saturday.


That’s a word Pete Gosar repeats over and over. It’s the key to a Democrat winning in heavily Republican Wyoming, Gosar said during a stop at the Park County Fair in Powell July 21.

It was a rainy Thursday on our farm, and while I was interested in a baseball game on the radio, there was something on TV that needed to be seen: The president was quitting.

President Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was walking away from the job he had craved for more than two decades. It was Aug. 8, 1974, and Nixon said he would officially resign at noon the following day.

Thumbs down to two Park County commissioners, who are members of the Park County Boundary Board, for spreading disinformation about the proposal to expand the boundaries of the Powell school district.

Commissioners Joe Tilden and Loren Grosskopf made false and misleading statements during a radio interview last week. They claimed the district could pocket up to $185,000 for adding students from the Mammoth-Hot Springs area to the district.

After almost a half century as a rock star, Ted Nugent has become better known for his fiery conservative political stances and statements that have made him a favorite of the Tea Party movement.

To his critics, however, Nugent is outspoken, outrageous and out of control.

Sometimes it seems like being a Democrat in Wyoming is similar to being a vegetarian at a barbecue.

There’s not much reason to get too excited.

Several candidate forums are scheduled in coming days as local races heat up prior to the Aug. 19 Republican primary.

The Powell Tribune will host a forum for House Districts 25 and 50 candidates on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium.

Mary and Ed Wenzel never were big fair fans. Strolling the midway, going on the rides and chowing down on the numerous food offered at the booths wasn’t their idea of a fun way to spend a summer day.

But this week, for the third straight summer, the Wenzels are fair fixtures.

The difference? They are now fair employees.

Thumbs up to the life of coach Jim Stringer.

The Powell community lost the husband, father, brother, son, friend, teacher and football coach Friday morning. While the community feels shock and deep pain at the premature death of Stringer, who was just 44, we could only imagine the sense of loss his wife, son and twin daughters are experiencing. The primary comfort that the Powell community can offer them is the respect and appreciation thousands felt for Jim Stringer.

Sugar beets, barley, sunflowers and beans. You’d expect those crops to be grown at the University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station farm a mile north of Powell.

But grapes, spinach, corn, tomatoes and lettuce?

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