IN OUR OPINION

Picture the humble school backpack and help to fill it

Word pictures will carry the fund drive. Visualization will fill backpacks. Covid thrust the necessity of a virtual pie sale on the community’s Backpack Blessings program in 2020. Since …
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The Powell School District appears to be doing its best to both teach our youth well and weather the divisive culture war topics that have gone from the national to the local level. Superintendent …
Passage of Constitutional Amendment A by Wyoming voters in the Nov. 8 general election doesn’t put cities, towns and counties — and other political subdivisions of the state — on an …
The Park County government is tasked with solving a very enviable problem: How to spend $12 million? However they answer that question, they should take their time. This money doesn’t have a …
The Nov. 8 general election in Park County School District 1 had intense back and forth in the local races for school district trustee positions that often appeared to represent followings with rival …
There was no political wave of any color amongst local, nonpartisan elections in the Powell area.  There was quite a mix of incumbent and newcomer, more moderate and more conservative, in …
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Winter in heaven (aka Wyoming) can be the most spectacularly beautiful time of the year. But it can also be the most dangerous season for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the environment …
There comes a certain point in the year where cold weather just becomes an inevitable fact. I recall a few years ago being incredibly unhappy about the fact that there was a mild dusting of snow on …
The health benefits of regular exercise are well-documented. Exercise that increases heart rate is called “cardio,” which is short for cardiovascular exercise. A form of cardio that can …
An exciting fall season brought about a ton of success with different sports in Powell, including an All-State athlete in every sport. Per usual the season started in early August with golf and …
What’s the latest buzz for libraries of the future?  It’s a topic of current interest in Powell as we plan how new spaces will be used over the next 20 years.One equation, I’m …
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Letters to the Editor
Support pickleball
Dear editor: I am an old man and longtime Powell guy who discovered this summer that I love playing pickleball. It’s a little bit of exercise, a little bit of socializing and a whole lot of …
Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve is a living testament to Jim Nielson
Dear editor: There are so many words we could use to memorialize Jim Nielson: kind, gracious, capable, well-regarded. Most of all, Jim was dedicated to his community. Although born in Canada, …
Schools should leave behavioral health to parents
Dear editor: This is in response to your opinion article titled ‘School district appears to be doing right by our children’, dated Nov. 29, 2022. I would agree that schools are …
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Dear editor: End of life care is not something we like to think about and will ignore until we are directly faced with it ourselves or for family members. But if we change how we look at hospice …
Ministers thank all for help at dinner
Dear editor: On behalf of the Powell Ministerial Association we offer a heartfelt, “Thank you!” to the many volunteers and donors who helped during this year’s Thanksgiving …