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Powell Tribune
June 26, 2018

Cody Enterprise

Events for Earth Day

By Zac Taylor, April 18 and April 21

Around 80 people converged Saturday on City Park for the second annual March for Science.

Wyoming Public Radio

Cody Teachers Can Carry Guns In The 2018-19 School Year

Apr 20, 2018

Cody is now the second school district in Wyoming to put guns in the hands of teachers and staff. Unlike Uinta County School District #1, which passed the policy in two months, Park County School District #6 took well over eight months. But what now? Listen to the report on Wyoming Public Radio:

Cody Enterprise

A wealth of health knowledge

By ZAC TAYLOR,  Feb 19, 2018

A co-pay, a hospital room, and insurance billing – the pieces of traditional healthcare are well-known, but a local organization wants to educate people on alternative ways of receiving care.


Cody Enterprise

More than 300 come out for equal rights march


Trisha and Kelly Tamblyn lead the Women’s and Allies March at City Park on Sunday. Trisha came to the march to, “stand up for people who don’t feel like they have a voice and remind people that there’s still hope even though it doesn’t seem like it.” REBECCA NOBLE

“March, run, vote, win” was the common message at the Women’s and Allies March in Cody City Park on Sunday.

Carrying signs and chanting, the crowd of more than 300 – children, teenagers and adults – circled the park. They also listened to a full roster of speakers and music by Garrett Randolph in the bandshell.

Echoing the message, Cody Mayor Matt Hall laid down a challenge to participate in government. He said three City Council seats will be open this year, as well as three of the five seats on the Park County Board of Commissioners. He urged the crowd to either run for office or seek others who will. Read the article here:

Can schools prevent mass shootings? Sandy Hook parents train teachers to help at-risk students

PBS News Hour
December 12, 2017

Can schools prevent mass shootings? Sandy Hook parents train teachers to help at-risk students
Five years after a shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, many parents who lost children have taken their efforts to reduce gun violence into the classroom.… Read the article here:

Powell Tribune

Guns in schools? Cody school board discusses possibility of staff carrying concealed weapons

Written by  Tessa Baker
October 05, 2017

The Cody school board devoted more than an hour to the topic Tuesday night, discussing a 28-page guidance manual from the Wyoming Department of Education that explores the School Safety and Security Act. The Wyoming Legislature passed the bill earlier this year, clearing the way for local school boards to allow employees to carry guns under certain conditions. Read the article here:

Powell Tribune

EDITORIAL: Civility goes both ways


In America, it’s easy to find examples of incivility.

Just scroll through social media, turn on a 24-hour cable news show or even listen to our political leaders.

Name-calling seems to be more accepted in America, even as we teach children not to bully one another. Those on both sides of the political spectrum take aim at each other, sometimes going to extreme lengths to disparage the other side.

The internet can bring out the worst versions of people as they post hateful and vile statements, often under the cloak of anonymity — or at least from behind a screen and not in a face-to-face conversation.

In the worst cases, we see racism, sexism, bigotry and violence across America.

All of this can leave us asking: Where’s the civility?

While we can’t control what is said or done in Washington, D.C, or elsewhere, we can decide how to respond in our own community.

“This stuff doesn’t just start in Congress,” said Al Simpson of Cody, former U.S. senator. “It starts in the baseball field; it starts in the city council; it starts in the school board; … it’s right down there in your home ground, at every level.”

Simpson spoke during the recent “Search for Civility” forum sponsored by Wyoming Rising — Northwest, which also included former Cody Mayor Nancy Tia Brown, former Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan and former Cody school board chair Dossie Overfield.

Panelists talked about the importance of listening to both sides. That used to be a common concept, and a bedrock of bipartisanship, but it seems to have gone by the wayside.

COLUMN: Forum goes in search of civility

Cody Enterprise, By Jeanette Sekan


The recent program on civility held in our community was helpful and refreshing.

It was nice to see the overflow crowd. It gave me a chance to see that others in our community were having similar concerns about the state of civility in the world.

Kudos to former governor Mike Sullivan, Dossie Overfield, Nancy Brown and Al Simpson for taking the time to share their thoughtful opinions and insight on this very important issue. These four individuals served the public in different, but equally important roles. We’re fortunate for their service to our community.

For several days after the event I thought more and more about the discussion. It is important to acknowledge that many are now voicing concerns about what has happened to civility, manners, kindness and a general sense of respect for our fellow human. It’s a hopeful sign that many are starting to discuss and question this sea change in our human interaction.
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Forum on Civility Sunday

September 21, 2017 . Bighorn Radio Network

Residents gather to stand against hate

A panel of high profile community, state and national leaders will lead a forum that encourages civil discourse on Sunday at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

The nonprofit group Wyoming Rising Northwest is hosting the forum that will feature a panel discussion by four retired elected leaders – US Senator Al Simpson, Governor Mike Sullivan, Mayor Nancy Tia Brown and School Board Chair Dossie Overfield. The moderator for the forum will be retired District Court Judge Steven Cranfill.

Harriet Bloom-Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Wyoming Rising Northwest, also organized the Women’s March following the inauguration of Donald Trump in January. She says that the members of panel are positive examples of how civil conversations with opposing viewpoints can take place.

Shirley Stephens, one of the organizers of the event, says that the forum is open to the entire Big Horn Basin, with the goal of showing that dialogue between opposing viewpoints does not have to be hostile.
She says the idea for this event came out of her own experiences in a workshop last year, in which she experienced an awakening that came from truly understanding another person’s point of view.

Wilson adds that their hope is that the outcome will be a commitment to working together and communicating better as a community and a nation.
The event will be held in the Coe Auditorium at the Center of the West this Sunday, September 24th, at 3 p.m.


Zoey Lentz of Powell speaks to the crowd gathered to protest hate groups in the wake of the Charlottesville riots. About 40 people showed up in Powell to the impromptu gathering at Washington Park Wednesday to speak out against hatred in all its forms. A concurrent event in Cody drew about 25 people. Tribune photo by Don Cogger

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EDITORIAL: Hate should be protested

Editorial by Don Gogger, Powell Tribune. August 24, 2017


Science March in Cody brings thousands together

Posted: Apr 22, 2017 10:48 PM MDT Updated: Apr 22, 2017 10:49 PM MDT
By Penny Preston, KULR 8

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