It began last season as a single act of defiance: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaerpernick choosing to kneel during the national anthem before a game, a silent protest against the treatment of African-Americans in this country.
We’d like nothing more than to proclaim that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was wrong to move the local clinic for military veterans from Powell to Cody. This newspaper is an advocate for Powell and it hurts to see services leave this community and go somewhere else. For that reason, it was disappointing to see the Big Horn Basin’s Community Based Outreach Clinic taken away from Powell Valley Healthcare and awarded to Texas-based Valor Healthcare for an as-to-be-constructed facility in Cody.
The one-two punch of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while mind-boggling in the devastation caused, will also be remembered for the ordinary, everyday people who stepped up to help their friends, neighbors and complete strangers in their hours of need.