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EDITORIAL: In praise of lawmakers showing up

Too often, our communication with lawmakers who make those decisions is limited. We can send emails, make phone calls, write letters; but when those messages go unanswered — or you receive a canned “thank you for your comments” response — … more

EDITORIAL: Make healthy living a priority for 2018

But one resolution that many of us make and don’t always keep is the one that can go a long way toward living a healthier and longer life: Losing weight and eating right. Sixty-five percent of Wyoming adults were considered overweight in 2015, … more

PEP forum worked for candidates, Powell

In a sense, a luncheon in the park last Thursday in Powell broke the mold for political campaign gatherings in these parts. Political candidate forums have traditionally been hosted by the League … more

EDITORIAL: After years of loss, leaders right to re-examine cafe

Thankfully, that appears to be changing. After pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Biblio Bistro, Park County commissioners and library leaders agreed last week that the cafe cannot continue to be subsidized at roughly $50,000 a … more

EDITORIAL: Spring weather more than welcome; landslides are not

Canal water is running, water is flowing down the furrows in the fields, and the desert is turning green. There’s nothing better than spring in Powell. The forecast indicates we’ve still got some cold weather coming later this week, but we’re … more

EDITORIAL: Give wilderness committee a chance to work

However, we’re not the foremost experts on every local peak and valley. And that’s exactly why we’re glad that county commissioners have assembled a diverse panel of people who are. We’d encourage everyone to keep their minds open and … more

EDITORIAL: Powelloween: A tradition for trick-or-treaters

The annual event provides a safe place for children to trick or treat during daylight hours. It’s a festive community tradition that Powell families have come to count on each October. This year’s event will run from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. While … more

EDITORIAL: Celebrate diversity at Multicultural Showcase on Saturday

But you can find people from Uganda, China, Pakistan and Turkmenistan all living here. Our small town is home to students from each of those countries, and more than a dozen others. They’ve traveled thousands of miles to study at Northwest … more

Haynes wrong to confuse ‘fake’ and fact

During a Friday appearance on KODI-AM’s Speak Your Piece, Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes insisted to local listeners that recent questions about his Wyoming residency were … more

EDITORIAL: Freudenthal gives strong rationale for updating Endangered Species Act

Freudenthal wrangled repeatedly with the federal government over management of animals on the Endangered Species List during the eight years he was governor of Wyoming. For eight years before that, he enforced the law as a U.S. attorney, and much of … more

EDITORIAL: Want to make a difference in Powell? Run for a City Council position

Mayor John Wetzel is seeking to serve two more years in the post, to finish out the term of the late Mayor Don Hillman; a longtime councilman, Wetzel was appointed to the position last year after Hillman’s death. In Ward 2, Scott Mangold is … more

EDITORIAL: America is a nation of immigrants

These are the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, which has stood since 1886 as a beacon of hope for immigrants coming to America. In light of recent decisions barring hundreds of thousands of immigrants and the president’s vulgar … more

Time to let the light shine on ‘dark money’

What excites many voters about the end of the primary election is that, starting Wednesday, they could flip on their TV, computer or radio and open their mailbox or newspaper without running into … more

EDITORIAL: Holiday spirit arrives in full strength in Powell community

For the last two years, Santa debuted a week later, during Country Christmas celebrations. But the result was that Santa’s arrival was an afterthought instead of the beloved community event it has been for decades. There was too little space and … more

EDITORIAL: Wyoming’s votes are not for sale

In recent weeks, Blackwater founder Erik Prince and billionaire investor Foster Friess indicated they may run against Sen. John Barrasso in next year’s Republican primary. Prince and Friess reportedly have a mutual backer: Steve Bannon, former … more

EDITORIAL: Visits showcase Powell’s strengths and unusual nature

Brokaw visited Powell to talk to locals about their support for President Donald Trump. Brokaw said he chose Powell because he came here briefly years ago and found it to be the perfect example of small-town America. “I was so struck by what a … more

EDITORIAL: Let’s get serious about campaign finance reports

But the law’s bark is a whole lot worse than its bite. In fact, if the state statutes are meant to serve as a kind of watchdog, they appear largely toothless. Consider that now — roughly six months since the end of the 2016 campaign — … more

EDITORIAL: Wyoming needs to vote on presidential contenders

Local discontent culminated in Rep. David Northrup, R-Powell, and Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, proposing a bill last month that would have created a special presidential primary election. The election would have taken place in the April of presidential … more

EDITORIAL: School safety is critical, but so are other measures

Last week, Park County School District No. 1 leaders and Powell police announced that multiple students had been involved in discussing some kind of threat against Powell Middle School. With a continuing investigation and the matter involving … more

EDITORIAL: Cheney wrong to propose bill without consulting locals

That’s why we’re baffled that U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney recently employed a top-down approach in introducing a bill that would change the management of 14,700 acres of federally owned land in Park County. Cheney’s bill, H.R. 4697, would protect … more
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