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Editorials

Last year, the National Park Service helped launch a campaign called “Find Your Park,” which encouraged Americans to visit and appreciate our national parks.

But this year, it appears the Park Service’s new campaign slogan might be, “What’s in your wallet?”

Support the businesses that support our community

One of downtown Powell’s busiest days of the year is Halloween. Come rain, shine, wind or snow, dozens of trick-or-treaters trek up and down the sidewalks, getting candy from local businesses as part of Powelloween.

Wyoming recently got a reminder of why it’s sometimes a blessing that our small state tends to stay out of the national spotlight.

For many families in Wyoming, hunting season is awaited in eager anticipation, more so than summer or even Christmas. As the leaves turn and the weather gets colder, hunters of all ages, sizes and gender brush off their cold weather gear, zero-in their rifles and head for the hills.

For many local households, warm meals at dinnertime, full refrigerators and well-stocked pantries are normal. But some families and individuals in our community struggle to put food on their tables.

Some of the costs of a fire are obvious: homes ruined, acres burned bare and a property owner’s life disrupted.

It was an idea that some saw as a progressive move for the community, while others were left scratching their heads.

EDITORIAL: Civility goes both ways

In America, it’s easy to find examples of incivility.

Just scroll through social media, turn on a 24-hour cable news show or even listen to our political leaders.

EDITORIAL: Pausing to pray for Las Vegas

We awoke Monday morning to the horrific news: More than 50 people were killed and over 400 wounded in a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The shooting is believed to be the worst in modern American history.

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.

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