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Tom Lawrence

Farmers are on our minds right now.

We wish them well as spring planting gets underway. The long, cold, damp winter of 2013-14, which is officially over but, like an unwelcome guest who ignores hints to depart, is sticking around.

GOP candidate denounces federal government, calls Obama an ‘idiot’ 

Dr. Taylor Haynes really didn’t want to run for governor but God insisted, he said in Powell Tuesday night.

“The Lord won’t give me peace if I don’t do it,” Haynes said during a question-and-answer session on the Northwest College campus.

The eerie final flight of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 calls to mind another mystery flight that ended with the deaths of all aboard.

But while Flight 370 ended in the cold, deep waters of the southern Indian Ocean, according to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the other flight came to earth in the barren Upper Midwest of the United States.

Thumbs up to a report from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Wyoming Area Office, which says there should be abundant water available to farmers this year.

Republican gubernatorial candidate asks voters to examine his record 

Dr. Taylor Haynes says he’s the true conservative voice — and choice — for Wyoming.

Haynes, 68, a Cheyenne rancher, businessman and retired doctor, is seeking the Republican nomination for governor. He announced his candidacy earlier this year, and is making campaign appearances across the state, including several in the area.

Hank Coe isn’t going anywhere.

Not for more than two years, anyway. The Republican state senator from Cody was elected to his seventh term in the Legislature in 2012. That term expires in January 2017, and if Coe runs again in 2016 — he reportedly is undecided at this point — he may be there for several more years to come.

Powell’s garbage may be making a trip across the state line.

City Administrator Zane Logan told the Powell City Council Monday night that city staff is investigating sending the city’s household trash — which is termed municipal solid waste (MSW) — to Billings.

Chicken ordinance approved — but may need to be amended 

Scratch chickens off the list of animals banned in Powell.

Don’t try to label Wilford Brimley.

“I’m not a musician. I’m not even an actor,” Brimley said during a telephone interview with the Tribune Thursday. “Just a guy, just a feller.”

When is breaking the law OK? In Powell, it depends.

Can you speed, run stop signs or drive drunk? No, and if a police officer catches you, you will pay a price for flaunting the law.

Can you park for more than two hours downtown, despite an ordinance against that? Are illegal turns allowed, or at least not strongly prohibited? According to what was said at Monday night’s Powell City Council meeting, yes.

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