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As 2018 begins, we think it’s important to focus on what you’re capable of changing, rather than agonizing over things that are beyond your control. We cannot control what happens in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere across the U.S., but so … more
As the government shutdown enters its fourth week with seemingly no end in sight, we can’t help but wonder if President Trump’s border wall at the heart of this whole kerfuffle … more
Less obvious, however, is the toll that fires take on first responders. Like many communities across the country, Powell is fortunate to have a dedicated group of service-minded heroes who range from the EMTs at Powell Valley Hospital to … more
The holidays are upon us — a time to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the things we are grateful for. For many of us, it’s a time to set aside work, school and other … more
“On the one hand,” Brand wrote, “information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable; the right information in the right place just changes your life.” “On the other hand,” he continued, “information wants to be free, … more
In conservative Wyoming, you don’t have to look too far beyond the added taxes and high premiums in the insurance exchange — which now has only one insurer offering coverage — to understand why Obamacare is generally disliked here. We think … more
Many times (see Page 1 of the May 17 edition of the Powell Tribune), it’s a debate over big issues and high ideals: Who can manage public lands better, the State of Wyoming or the federal government? Should the McCullough Peaks be permanently … more
Sunday, Sept. 9 was one for the books for the Park County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue Unit, responding to three emergency calls in a six-hour span. The day began with a … more
Each campaign season brings a slew of nice-sounding ideas on how to make government better. Some suggestions turn out to be uninformed, others are determined to be impractical and still others are … more
It can be difficult to “trust the process,” particularly when things aren’t going your way. Rewriting the rules can be tempting, but it’s a dangerous game to play. We … more
Statewide, K-12 schools must trim $27 million from their budgets over the next two years. While those cuts aren’t as deep as they could have been — state senators had proposed slashing up to $76.2 million, according to WyoFile — we’re … more
The famous movie line, “If you build it, they will come,” could apply to the new conference center and hotel that’s coming to Powell. However, a more appropriate description might … more
Monday was Tax Day. It’s unfortunate that Tax Day doesn’t fall closer to Election Day, as it would probably encourage voters to think twice before voting for candidates who want to spend … more
People are dying at an alarming rate on Wyoming’s roads and highways. In a “normal” year, three dozen people have died in crashes by late May, which is a staggering loss. But so … more
Wyoming generally prides itself on being a business-friendly place, where entrepreneurs don’t have to worry about getting bogged down in government red tape as they pursue the American … more
When the Powell Economic Partnership and the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce began working in conjunction with each other in January, it was seen as a temporary fix; the chamber was actively searching for a new executive director, and PEP stepped … more
In an age of seemingly endless political bickering, name-calling and worse, calls for civility have become increasingly common in America — and rightfully so. During a Thursday night panel … more
What began as a simple inquiry last October from a councilman who survived a close call with a distracted motorist quickly gained steam, as local law enforcement and legal offices were tasked with drafting an ordinance that would work for the … more
But behind the bureaucratic jargon was a dramatic announcement: The federal government was declaring a more than 22 percent tariff (that is, a tax) on certain types of Canadian paper. The targets include the newsprint used by the Powell Tribune and … more
And more often than not, they’re heroes — putting their lives on the line daily to protect and serve the community they represent. Today (Tuesday) is Peace Officers Memorial Day, so designated by President John F. Kennedy in a proclamation in … more
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