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Tom Lawrence

July 02, 2013 7:45 am

Lighting up the fourth

Fireworks stands staffed by people who have a strong devotion to the explosives business

It’s as if — wham! — they have gunpowder — pow! — in their veins.

The people staffing the two fireworks stands in Powell may seem quite dissimilar, separated by gender and a few generations.

BOTH Wyoming Republican senators on losing end of immigration reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso said they voted against the Senate immigration reform bill because they do not feel it addresses the problem.

It’s time to celebrate America, and we can’t offer any guidance on how to do so any better than John Adams.

Thumbs up to the 2013 Powell High School Alumni Reunion this weekend.

The Alumni Association invites all graduates to celebrate their school years, but classes celebrating five-year and 10-year anniversaries, from 1943 to 2003, are holding special gatherings. We hope all enjoy a chance to see old friends and recall their years together.

Well, sure, I knew who former Sen. Alan Simpson is.

The colorful Simpson is famed across the nation for his political skills, quick wit and moderate Republican politics. A political junkie like me is well aware of the Wyoming Republican, who has been on the national scene for 35 years, including a cameo in the great political comedy “Dave.”

It once was a place of great shame, a site of a terrible wrong done by the American government to thousands of its loyal citizens.

This will be the first year I can’t see or call my dad on Father’s Day.

Dad died in February at 92. While I can’t wish him a good dad’s day, I can hold dear the thousands of memories I have of him.

June 13, 2013 9:15 am

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up and down

Thumbs up to the capture of Paul Cardwell, the former health care CEO who reportedly masterminded a scheme to steal nearly $1.7 million from a pair of hospitals, one in Powell, the other in Indiana.

The Powell City Council is headed in the right direction with its proposal to enforce a city ordinance prohibiting parking within 40 feet of intersecting sidewalks or streets.

Do large vehicles parked too close to intersections impede traffic and create dangerous scenarios for drivers and pedestrians in Powell?

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