IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Get the flu shot, not the flu

Few people look forward to getting a flu shot, but if you need some extra convincing for why you should get poked, consider these numbers. Over the past two years, influenza contributed to the deaths …
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Proposed tax bill result of no-win situation We here in Park County really don’t like taxes, and a proposal to eliminate voter input on the fifth cent of general sales tax is not going to be a popular one just about anywhere in the …
As the holidays loom, help is needed now more than ever Park County saw its first snowfall last week, reminding residents that, although the calendar still says mid-October, winter is just around the corner. With the coming of winter also comes the …
Yellowstone visitors should face stiffer sentences for misbehavior A famous quotation says that there are three kinds of people: Those who learn by reading, those who learn by observation and — to take a bit of creative license — those who just have to …
After a hiatus, new Habitat home project brings hope Where ashes once smoldered, a new beginning will arise on North Day Street. That’s the promise from Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity as it recently demolished an old house that was damaged …
Rhetoric on climate change is hurting kids There was some good news in Powell last month. It wasn’t what happened, but rather what didn’t happen. Across the world in September, kids walked out of class in droves to demand …
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Comfortable won’t cut it when it comes to retirement security Retirement is a milestone many look forward to but do not want to confront. It is estimated that only 40 percent of working adults have calculated the income they will need for retirement, according …
Battle Mountain, small towns and Edison’s favorite fishing hole If you blast through Carbon County on Interstate 80, you begin to think that all there is to see is high desert and the towering Elk Mountain. But that part of Wyoming offers so much …
And the winner is ... Donald Trump’s capricious decision to remove air protection over northern Syria and pull out of Kurdish lands is a horror story, no doubt about that. It has also united Democrats and …
UW stepping up to meet challenges facing Wyoming It is easy to describe the state of Wyoming’s university. Simply put, it’s a great time to be a Cowboy. We are advancing three priorities. First is providing an excellent education. …
We are called to be hands and feet of Jesus Recently I have been running through a sermon series and personal devotional on Jonah. It’s a story I think most humanity is familiar with, whether it’s a story you were told at bedtime …
Letters to the Editor
Number 19 has no special significance in the Bible
Dear Editor: The article about baby Vedda Rose Franco was fascinating! Congrats to them, and what a story she gets to grow up …
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Persecution by law
Dear Editor: People in power used the law to persecute Jesus. They persecuted Old Testament prophets, the disciples and early …
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Inaugural Wyoming Public Lands Day a success
Dear Editor: Thank you, Park County, we knocked it out of the park!  County residents met up at the Beartooth Ranch near Clark …
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We can all be more responsible about our environment
Dear Editor: There are some who gladly express their opinions and quote so-called experts about climate change.  Are they not …
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We all should be worried about climate change
Dear Editor: The recent editorial by Kevin Killough was of concern to me. He seemed relieved that none of Powell’s students …
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