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EDITORIAL: Without bipartisanship, policy is short-sighted and likely short-lived

In the hours leading up to the Senate’s vote on a $1.5 trillion tax bill, Republicans secured their final few votes to pass the bill 51 to 49 in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We’re disappointed in the process and that Senators rushed to … more

EDITORIAL: School board right to seek community’s input on gun decision

A Park County School District No. 1 employee recently requested to carry a concealed firearm while at school. Under a new state law, the identities of employees authorized to carry are confidential, so the matter was discussed in executive session. … more

EDITORIAL: Shopping locally benefits everyone, not just businesses

In the quest to offer the best deal, Black Friday now begins even earlier, with many businesses foregoing any semblance of a traditional Thanksgiving by enticing shoppers with Thursday bargains. Instead of settling in to watch football or succumbing … more

EDITORIAL: How much is a carillon worth?

NWC trustees passionately debated whether to spend up to $280,000 to repair the music-playing tower — that on top of a $60,000 engineering study to figure out precisely what repairs are needed. During the Nov. 13 discussion, trustee Bob Newsome … 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

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: Local air service essential, but not priceless

In March, President Donald Trump proposed eliminating the program that serves rural airports around the country by cutting all of its funding. Former President George W. Bush also made attempts to trim or abolish the subsidies during his time in … more

EDITORIAL: Light amid the darkness

And if you turn on the news when you get home on these cold nights, you’ll find more darkness. America suffered yet another mass shooting over the weekend. This time, the victims were gunned down while at church — a place that should be a … more

EDITORIAL: Teaching kids about those who served

The War on Terror started soon after the 9/11 attacks, and for most K-12 students today, that war has spanned their lifetimes. While youth may be used to hearing about conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan on the news, the battles fought in Vietnam, … more

EDITORIAL: Hang up and drive may become more than a suggestion

Drivers who do it are easy enough to spot: Lane changes without signaling, erratic speeds, not paying attention to pedestrians or cyclists on the road or in crosswalks. Sadly, most of us are guilty of it, as our need to multi-task and utilize … more

EDITORIAL: Doubling fees is the wrong kind of national parks hike

The Trump administration has announced plans to substantially hike the weekly entrance fees at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and 15 other popular national parks across the country. Under a proposal unveiled last week, a trip into Yellowstone or Grand … 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: 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: Hunting is a family tradition worth preserving

The State of Wyoming continues to promote hunting as a family activity, and it seems to be working. The number of women buying hunting licenses continues to increase every year, up 32 percent since 2008. Last year, Game and Fish sold 14,770 resident … more

EDITORIAL: Feeding the hungry in our own community

Each month, more than 300 local residents receive food from Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes. Some months, the local nonprofit feeds upwards of 400 adults and children. “We’ve just had an influx of people using the pantry,” said Cindy … more

EDITORIAL: Prevent a fire, support a firefighter

Less obvious, however, is the toll that fires take on first responders. Like many communities across the country, Powell is fortunate to have a dedicated group of service-minded heroes who range from the EMTs at Powell Valley Hospital to … more

EDITORIAL: PEP/Chamber consolidation a good step forward

When the Powell Economic Partnership and the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce began working in conjunction with each other in January, it was seen as a temporary fix; the chamber was actively searching for a new executive director, and PEP stepped … more

EDITORIAL: Civility goes both ways

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 … more

EDITORIAL: Pausing to pray for Las Vegas

Unlike some of the recent acts of mass murder, there was not a readily apparent motive behind the shooter’s actions. But regardless of what authorities ultimately find, there is nothing that will make sense of a truly senseless act of … more

EDITORIAL: Kneeling for anthem misses the point

At the time, many questioned whether a football game was the proper venue for a political statement, especially during a three-minute piece of music long thought to be nothing more than a means to honor our country, what it stands for and the men … more
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