IN OUR OPINION

Photo controversy shows importance of responsible hunting

It’s a disturbing photo, one made even more so by the crassness of the email that accompanied it. A smiling member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, is pictured with a family of dead …
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The lessons from Shepard’s murder go beyond new laws It was 20 years ago that two men savagely beat Matthew Shepard and left the 21-year-old college student for dead on a fence outside of Laramie, reportedly doing so because he was gay. His murder …
Community support of hotel key to its success The famous movie line, “If you build it, they will come,” could apply to the new conference center and hotel that’s coming to Powell. However, a more appropriate description might …
Community newspapers still going strong As legendary author Mark Twain might have said if he was alive today, “The reports of the death of the community newspaper are greatly exaggerated.” For many years, we have heard that …
Recent accidents reinforce importance of driver safety October is upon us, the new school year is in full swing and residents are holding on to the final few weeks of warm weather before we break out warmer coats and holiday decorations. Farmers are …
Judge’s ruling on grizzlies a step backward It’s possible that a Montana judge correctly interpreted the law and past court decisions when he reversed federal wildlife managers and restored Endangered Species Act protections for the …
Columns
Choose your candidates wisely It’s election time again. Once again, we face the task of choosing the leaders of our local and state governments, as well as our representatives in Washington. That’s a tough job, …
The brain drain One of the Park County Commission candidates, speaking at the first campaign forum, said something to the effect that you can’t do anything about kids leaving the county and the state. …
Taylor Swift and the madness of politics If you haven’t heard, Taylor Swift abandoned her neutrality on politics over the weekend and announced to the world on Instagram that she was an ultra-liberal, left-wing, Hillary Clinton-loving …
Around the county We live in the best place on earth.” Or is it, “… the last best place on earth?” Either way, I’m betting we all feel it’s true. A lot of our reasons for saying …
The side of policing the public never sees A few weeks ago, I was off duty at home in my backyard and was talking to a officer who was working his shift. The officer got a call of a welfare check on one of our senior citizens who had not been …