IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

From Powell to nationals

Growing up in a small community in the least populated state, Powell kids may feel limited at times. But local youth have something that many do not: An exceptional education. For local students …
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Powell fortunate to have a hospital that’s improving Critical access hospitals are having a very hard time right now. These hospitals often serve rural populations with valuable medical services where there aren’t the volumes needed to be …
Game and Fish right to hold off on bear hunt If you want to gauge just how fed-up Wyomingites have gotten with our state’s expanding grizzly bear population, consider Senate File 93 from the past legislative session. Titled …
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Leaving the Hill to return to the mountains For someone who never planned on getting into politics, Sen. Mike Enzi has spent much of his life working for the people of Wyoming. It’s not the path he expected. Growing up, Enzi enjoyed …
Retail initiative shows business sense and community spirit The Wyoming Business Council, in coordination with Powell Economic Partnership, is pursuing an initiative to help existing local retailers and new businesses fill the retail void created by Shopko …
Columns
Heart Mountain Camp – The Blizzard of ’49 Jan. 3, 1949, was around 70 years ago. I had just turned 9 and, while events of the next three days merge in my memory, the first minute or two after waking up that Monday morning could have happened …
Rethinking television I have always been a drug-free person. At least I used to be such a person, before myeloma and diabetes caught up with me a few years ago. Between the two conditions, I am ingesting a frightening …
So close, yet so far away Now where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself with a long-winded part one a few weeks ago? Oh yeah, small towns in close proximity yet so far apart. If you recall, I somewhat blamed Powell …
A tribute to the woman who raised the man I married I've been thinking a lot about my mother-in-law, Wilma Olson, who would have turned 94 this month. Wilma lived a life of service to her family. Her mother died when she was 14, and that was when …
Heart Mountain — Winter of 1948-49 Powell has more busses than any other school district in America,” my father said at some point after I started in my new school, Powell Elementary. Seeing them waiting for us every morning and …