IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Conservatives should be more supportive of legal immigration

According to a Wyoming Office of Tourism report, travel-generated jobs in 2017 accounted for 20 percent of the total employment in Park County. In 2018, travel spending totaled over $460 million. …
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Short-term rentals: Now’s the time to share your input Travelers visiting the area can choose from dozens of local places to rent — the Homesteader Cabin in Powell, the Ralston Clubhouse, the Geodesic Dome Greenhouse in Clark and the Bleistein …
New faces abound as college, prep sports ramp up While the start of the 2019-2020 school year is still a little ways away, practice for fall sports has begun in earnest for the teams at Northwest College and Powell High School. And while changes …
Legion, Congress right to expand membership criteria For 100 years, The American Legion has offered assistance to all of our country’s veterans — from World War I to the Vietnam War to the War on Terror. But, until last month, certain …
Politicians need to cut spending, and voters need to support it This week, President Donald Trump signed a $4.7 trillion budget. The deal raises federal spending by $320 billion over the next two years — and it will increase the national debt by $1.7 …
More shootings, more victims: How will America respond? It was a devastating weekend for America, as two mass shootings occurred within 24 hours. Shootings in Texas and Ohio left at least 31 people dead, dozens injured and even more lives shattered as …
Columns
Wyoming revisited Blake Shelton recently released a song called God’s Country. As one hears the lyrics, they hear references to the South, farming communities across the United States and a wide variety of …
How to land the big job Should I claim a strong work ethic, many scoffers would surely exclaim, “You can not be serious!” That just shows once again how badly I’m misunderstood. Granted, recent decades …
Libraries work to preserve our stories Our society commemorates and celebrates together. We blow out birthday candles; we shoot off fireworks; we mark time. Sometimes it is fun and sometimes it is with sorrow and respect. This year has …
When we compare ourselves to others Comparison is the thief of joy” is a phrase I first heard from my wife many years ago.  So, I always preface the expression by saying, “As my wife Jill says ...,” when in …
Tomato time Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? In 1883, the United States Congress passed the Tariff Act, a piece of legislation requiring a 10 percent tax on imported vegetables in response to the …
Letters to the Editor
An open letter to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney
Dear Liz: You were elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 with 64 percent of the vote. Congratulations. I’ve studied …
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More pressing issues than dispute over paint scheme
Dear Editor: As I looked at the Thursday paper, I saw a very beautiful house on the front page and proceeded to read the story. …
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Why have mass shootings become the new normal?
Dear Editor: I am adding my voice of outrage to Harriet Bloom Wilson’s and, yes, to many other voices. There are numerous …
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Where is the outrage about abortions?
Dear Editor: It is such a shame that whenever an atrocity such as a “mass” shooting occurs there is outrage and calls …
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Letter writer responds to criticism
Dear Editor: I would like to use your platform to respond to the recent letter from Larry French in which he addressed me …
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