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Healthy living is an ongoing journey — one that’s important to keep you energized for the things that matter most. Celebrate the people and activities you love by prioritizing healthy … more
Folks who have chosen to move to or have stayed in Powell do so for many reasons. First and foremost, I think, is the sense of community spirit. There is the feeling that “we take care of each … more
Winter will soon officially begin, and we have still have months until spring. Just because it’s winter in Wyoming, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy fresh, seasonal produce grown other … more
As we all gear up for the Christmas season, there is no better place to visit than the Park County libraries for all your holiday needs. Stop by the Powell Library for great holiday reads, cookbooks, … more
Someone asked TV legend Art Linkletter once how he got kids to “say the darndest things” on his memorable TV show of the same name. His answer was simple: “Just think like they … more
The holiday season has always been a time of reflection and reverence. It is a time of family, a time of love, a time of giving, a time of service. To sum up all these descriptions and many more, it … more
Back during my college days, I took a short course called “Freedom and Responsibility and the American Way of Life” given by a nationally recognized professor of American history, Wendell … more
The Wyoming people deserve a state government that operates as efficiently as possible. My commitment to transparency allows everyone to understand and participate in the budget process. We must … more
I come here today not to bury my Republican Party, but to save it. God willing, we might succeed.  In the mid-90s, after I went kicking and screaming to the Walk to Emmaus, I inadvertently … more
A good friend of mine recently said that Thanksgiving is the middle child of the holidays. You know, loved but often overlooked, especially with sibling Christmas right on its heels — the … more
Show me someone who doesn’t love Thanksgiving and I’ll show you a sad, skinny, salad-eating scallywag, who’s no fun to be around, and worse, probably ran in the 5k turkey trot. Who … more
As it does every year, Thanksgiving rolls around this week — the perfect time to tell my faithful readers some of the blessings that an old hymn tells me to count. I don’t remember what I … more
This year has been interesting with droughts and high-priced hay. As cattle transition from rangelands into croplands or feed yards, be aware of nitrate toxicity. Although nitrate toxicity is … more
At the Flag Day Ceremony at the American Legion Hughes-Pittinger Post 26 in Powell, Wyoming, in June, I met Frank Cropanese. He was in the Army National Guard from 1984 to 1990, where he served as … more
My dad joined the Coast Guard in February 1996,and he went to Cape May, New Jersey, for boot camp. Eventually he was positioned in Cape Disappointment, which is located at the mouth of the Columbia … more
With the conclusion of the girls’ swimming championships and college volleyball regional tournament last weekend, the fall sports seasons have come to a close for both the Trappers and … more
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of people have moved to rural America seeking to establish a livelihood fueled by entrepreneurship. In fact, according to the U.S. … more
Last year moans and groans about the future and needs for money echoed through the halls of the state capitol, the county courthouses, and city halls. Extraction industry money was going away; the … more
Many routes in Wyoming can make drivers anxious during the state’s often horrible winter weather: The Summit, Elk Mountain and The Sisters on Interstate 80; Laramie Peak on Interstate 25; … more
Last month Pastor Tim Morrow had an excellent column on God’s acceptance of believers as his dearly loved children. He reminded us that God fully accepts believers into his family through his … more
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