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EDITORIAL: The federal buck must stop somewhere

The United States government currently stands more than $19.8 trillion deep in debt. As of Thursday, the U.S. Treasury pegged the amount owed at exactly $19,844,586,961,607.12.

And you can expect that figure to only get worse.

In Wyoming, we don’t have all the answers to fix our country’s health care system, but we do have some insight to offer Washington, D.C.

With another beautiful Wyoming summer winding down, folks in Powell and the surrounding area are looking toward the cooler months, as Mother Nature begins her yearly ritual of the changing seasons.

August’s golden sunsets are quickly coming to an end, signaling that hunters clad in blaze orange are beginning to fan out into Wyoming’s mountains, prairies and forests in search of game.

EDITORIAL: Making Powell a college town

At a time when empty storefronts dot each block of Bent Street, Friday night brought a welcome sight in downtown Powell: Hundreds of people socializing, eating, dancing and enjoying our small town.

EDITORIAL: Hate should be protested

Like many, we were shocked and saddened by recent events in Charlottesville, and by the media storm and vitriol unleashed in its wake.

If figuring out how to pay for the education of Wyoming’s children is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, it’s been concerning to watch some lawmakers and school leaders painting that gorilla into a corner.

Wear special eclipse glasses or use pinhole projection

In all the hype surrounding Monday’s total solar eclipse, don’t miss this: Protect your eyes if you look at the sun.

Further review of state plan needed

Imagine working on a team tasked with what some said was impossible — but, despite the odds, the team achieves that goal after 10 long years. 

Though theft comes in several different varieties, it all generally fits into one simple definition: You betray someone’s trust and take something that doesn’t belong to you.

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