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Tom Lawrence

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?

President Warren Gamaliel Harding is back in the news.

I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to write that sentence. It feels good when patience is rewarded.

When most people are drinking, the last thing they want to see is someone wearing a badge.

However, there are exceptions.

A Powell man who “went into a catatonic state” at the Powell Law Enforcement Center Tuesday afternoon was arrested for public intoxication.

Thumbs up to the people who hurried to the Mormon Dam last week when four teenage girls found themselves in trouble.

Joey and Jaclyn Haire, Kylie Ollinger and Melani Madden were enjoying a cool tube ride down the Shoshone River when they realized they had missed an opportunity to get out of the water before reaching the dam.

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