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Tom Lawrence

Wyoming Republican gains power as he prepares to start fourth term in Senate

Sen. Mike Enzi considers Sen. Jeff Sessions a good friend.

The two Republicans, Enzi from Wyoming, Sessions from Alabama, entered the Senate in 1997 and were re-elected to fourth terms on Nov. 4. They have common views on most issues and are both eager to serve in the majority, since the GOP seized control of the Senate in the election.

Thumbs up to the report that Northwest College faculty members and staffers feel better about their jobs and college.

There’s room for more inmates at the Park County Detention Center.

Should the jail accept some inmates from Montana to help alleviate a problem in Carbon County, Mont., while bringing in some revenue to the Park County Sheriff’s Office?

Thumbs down to the Park County Clerks Office and its Elections Office for mishandling the election returns on Nov. 4-5.

Tim Sapp got revenge at the polling places Tuesday, reclaiming the Ward 3 City Council seat he lost to Myron Heny in 2010.

Sapp defeated Heny 227-209, a margin of 51.83 percent to 47.72 percent. There were two write-in votes.

There have been more exciting Election Days in Wyoming. Most, in fact.

But Tuesday’s results, while not filled with surprises, still are worth a longer look. We will see an impact after all the votes are counted.

Election Day should be a cause of celebration.

It’s an opportunity for Americans to make choices that determine the fate and future of their towns, counties, states and nation. So why is an increasingly larger percentage of Wyoming residents passing up on this right and privilege?

CLARK — Gary Bunn has lived in Clark his entire life, and in those 61 years, he’s never heard so many reports of grizzly bears in the rural community near the Montana state line.

The Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce is shifting the annual Country Christmas Lighted Parade, which was canceled last year due to extreme cold, to a morning start this year.

Thumbs up to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is making a determined effort to be more open about its history and tradition.

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