IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Planting trees won’t solve climate change, but it has merits

Last month, President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an event that also featured speeches from climate activists Al Gore and Greta Thunberg. In his speech, …
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UW presidency debacle underscores need for government openness The University of Wyoming trustees shocked many in the state last year when they abruptly — and without any elaboration — announced they would not be renewing the contract of President …
Prevent unwanted animals by spaying and neutering pets Three years is a long time to wait. For some cats at the City of Powell/Moyer Animal Shelter, they’ve waited for a home since 2017. Three years — or more than 1,000 days — is an …
Talk to your legislators, they really want you to The general election is nine months away, and the news this past week included the carnage at the Iowa Caucus and the State of the Union address. Tensions are high. State and federal lawmakers, as …
Ombudsman should be empowered to resolve public record disputes Wyoming lawmakers and Gov. Mark Gordon deserve real credit for their efforts to improve citizens’ access to public records in 2019. Revisions to the state’s public records law — …
Local marches highlight First Amendment rights As a newspaper, we take the First Amendment seriously. It protects the freedom of the press, as well as the freedom of speech and religion. While many of us often enjoy those rights on a daily basis, …
Columns
Lots of naming — MoVES and more Writing about Northwest College and esports got me thinking about the academic end of what is, after all, a huge industry (worth around $1.5 billion in 2019). What, I wondered, must our youth learn …
Relativism and the reality of wrong ideas Everyone wants to be known as tolerant. But what does that mean? The concept of “tolerance” has undergone a drastic shift in definition over the last several decades. It used to be that …
A tasty little treat lives among you There’s something wonderful hiding in plain sight, right under your noses here in Powell. This “something” is a commodity which Nebraskans in York, Kearney, Lincoln and who knows …
Please don’t join this club I’ve often used the cliché “Join the club,” like when someone says, “I can’t catch a break,” or “I think I might be demon-possessed.” But you …
It’s time to update the basket of goods If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom.” In his book, Brain …
Letters to the Editor
We’re fortunate to have patriots
Dear Editor: I believe we are lucky to have the number of active citizens among us here in Powell who look after each other. …
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The value of slow in a digital age
Dear Editor: We live in a time where vast quantities of information are available instantly to the masses. We replace actual …
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Christians beware of false leaders
Dear Editor: Christian definition: Christlike, or followers of Christ. God said in a booming voice to some apostles in Matthew …
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be a top priority
Dear Editor: In support of Gov. Mark Gordon’s call for climate action, I want to draw attention to a remarkable document on …
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Powell fortunate to have good police department
Dear Editor: “Kudos” to Donna Sullivan’s letter to the editor in the Tribune’s Feb. 6 edition. Being a …
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