IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Crackdown on crossover voting would be a mistake

A bill now being considered by state lawmakers would make our primary elections just a little more polarized and a little less accessible. House Bill 209, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Dan …
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As NWC looks to future, public input is crucial With significant drops in enrollment, Northwest College is looking at making major changes on its campus. At first glance, it may seem contradictory that plans call for building a $20 million …
Planting trees won’t solve climate change, but it has merits Last month, President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an event that also featured speeches from climate activists Al Gore and Greta Thunberg. In his speech, …
UW presidency debacle underscores need for government openness The University of Wyoming trustees shocked many in the state last year when they abruptly — and without any elaboration — announced they would not be renewing the contract of President …
Prevent unwanted animals by spaying and neutering pets Three years is a long time to wait. For some cats at the City of Powell/Moyer Animal Shelter, they’ve waited for a home since 2017. Three years — or more than 1,000 days — is an …
Talk to your legislators, they really want you to The general election is nine months away, and the news this past week included the carnage at the Iowa Caucus and the State of the Union address. Tensions are high. State and federal lawmakers, as …
Columns
I am thankful for your stories I am thankful for my life. That statement comes from someone who has survived her fair share of obstacles.
Icy inspiration This column has been a long time coming. I began working on it a bit over a week ago, and have started over four or maybe five times.  I’ve stayed up late working on it and I’ve …
The love behind Valentine’s Day February is a month dedicated to love, and there are many saints’ feast days that point to God’s love for his children. Perhaps the most famous saint is Saint Valentine, celebrated on …
South for the winter: Saga 1 Gar hates winter and has wanted to get out of it since the day we met. I’ve ignored his grumbling because, for one thing, he’s had a job and for another, I like to eat. One bleak day …
Another perspective on the Nichols matter The UW Board of Trustees was faced with a very difficult decision about whether to enter into a new three-year employment agreement with former President Laurie Nichols. According to the public …
Letters to the Editor
County should stick to basics instead of creating a land plan
Dear Editor: We all know the county commissioners have a tough job, but yet another planning process? Yikes! How many planning …
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We’re fortunate to have patriots
Dear Editor: I believe we are lucky to have the number of active citizens among us here in Powell who look after each other. …
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The value of slow in a digital age
Dear Editor: We live in a time where vast quantities of information are available instantly to the masses. We replace actual …
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Christians beware of false leaders
Dear Editor: Christian definition: Christlike, or followers of Christ. God said in a booming voice to some apostles in Matthew …
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be a top priority
Dear Editor: In support of Gov. Mark Gordon’s call for climate action, I want to draw attention to a remarkable document on …
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