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EDITORIAL: Taking a stand against bullying

Between classes, schoolwork, sports and other extracurricular activities, kids can find themselves torn in all different directions. Add in the social and societal constructs of being a kid or young adult, such as finding one’s circle of friends … more

EDITORIAL: Legislature should provide more access by live-streaming their meetings

Some of these possible tax increases may eventually be debated by the full Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, but the proposals were discussed earlier this month at a legislative committee meeting — also in Cheyenne. While some interim committees … more

Loving your neighbor

As America’s immigration policies have come under intense debate, criticism and scrutiny in recent weeks, the Bible has been part of the nationwide discussion. While speaking about the … more

EDITORIAL: Making Powell a college town

A new event called Paint the Town Red brought Northwest College students and community members to Bent Street for a concert, food trucks and other activities. The simple purpose of Paint the Town Red was to make Powell feel more like a “college … more

EDITORIAL: Begin preparing now to cast informed votes in presidential election

This year’s presidential election seems more divisive than most — and that is a telling statement, considering the heated politics voters have been subjected to during the last several presidential election campaigns. While it’s not unusual … more

EDITORIAL: Stop changing the clocks

Since we just moved our clocks forward, it seems like a good time to ask: Why do Americans keep messing with the time every spring and fall? To be honest, we’re not sure. Rep. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, wants us to stop changing our clocks each … more

EDITORIAL: Hot weather means flooding is likely in parts of Wyoming

Now, after a snow-laden winter and a cool, wet spring, we seem to have skipped much of the warm spring weather and have gone straight into the heat of summer. Powell saw 92-degree temperatures on Sunday, and more hot weather is expected later … more

Proud to be Cowboys

For decades, Wyoming has enjoyed a dual identity as the Equality State and the Cowboy State. Like many Wyomingites, we take pride in those nicknames and believe the two identities can co-exist, as … more

EDITORIAL: Gun debate needs voices on both sides

Whether we choose to admit it, gun violence has affected our community. While Wyoming has a different attitude toward guns and gun ownership than much of the nation, that Park County school districts have been voting on whether to arm their teachers … more

EDITORIAL: Concerned about Wyoming wildlife? Now's your chance to make your voice heard

When it comes to how to best manage Wyoming’s wildlife, the range of opinions could span across our wide open state. Grizzly bears and wolves often dominate the public spotlight, as management of these predators has been wrought with controversy … more

EDITORIAL: ‘Snow Samaritans’ step up to help in winter storm

Winter weather arrived with a wallop last week, pounding the area with bitterly cold temperatures, drifting snow and ice-covered roads. Unfortunately, this was the storm that kept on giving — long after the snow stopped falling, high winds … more

EDITORIAL: Funding overhaul will determine the future of education in Wyoming

Despite that warning, the House and Senate could only agree to cut education spending by $34.5 million — less than 10 percent of the projected shortfall. Meanwhile, the Senate removed a half-cent sales tax proposal from the education funding … more

EDITORIAL: Make Season of Giving last all year: Volunteer

Today’s paper features the Volunteer Wyoming insert, a “resource to enhance and support effective volunteerism in our local communities.” Published by ServeWyoming, an organization that promotes collaborative efforts between private … more

EDITORIAL: It’s like Uber for doctors

It’s not science fiction. It is an app-based reality in the greater Los Angeles area of California, pioneered by a start-up firm called Heal. Responding to a smart-phone medical app, Heal pledges to have a certified doctor delivered to your door … more

EDITORIAL: Hate should be protested

We’re a country divided, on issues too numerous (and at times, ridiculous) to mention. A quick look at your Facebook news feed likely provides a daily reminder of this, as friends on both sides disagree on everything from politics to what … more

EDITORIAL: Computer science: Another reason to appreciate Park county school district No. 1

But there appears to be one thing everyone agrees on: Park County School District No. 1 is at the head of the class. “It’s pretty much known statewide that Powell’s school district is doing some amazing things with computer science,” Sen. … more

EDITORIAL: Decency should cross party lines

On Tuesday, just about everyone across the political spectrum blasted comedian Kathy Griffin for posing for a photo with a fake severed head of President Donald Trump. It’s good to see the widespread condemnation — we could easily run through … more

EDITORIAL: More people should consider running for office

The official filing period for partisan positions such as those in the county government or the Legislature, and also for the city council, opens next month. It runs from May 17 to June 1. Folks can still run with a third-party or as an independent … more

EDITORIAL: College overreaction shows need for better emergency procedures

When administrators learned late Thursday morning that someone had sent a threatening message — claiming that hundreds of pipe bombs and other dangerous items had been placed in dozens of buildings and schools across the state — they wasted … more

EDITORIAL: In school funding debate, pledges and coalitions unhelpful

The state’s minerals industry has footed much of the bill for educating students for years, but the recent downturn in that sector of the economy has left lawmakers with a deficit that runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The mantra … more
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