IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

People really can act in their own self interest

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided an update on its “best estimate” for Americans’ fatality rate of 0.4% for those showing COVID-19 symptoms. …
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In a sparse field of candidates, there are opportunities to serve Unless more candidates step up, local voters will have few choices when choosing city and county leaders in 2020. As of presstime Wednesday, only the mayor and one candidate had filed to seek …
When pandemic ends, remote access to meetings should continue Many parts of life just haven’t been as good as usual in recent weeks. We have all made due and adapted, often in wonderful and unexpected ways, but virtual birthday parties and drive-by …
Telework may offer a silver lining in the pandemic In an effort to maintain distances between people and stem the spread of the coronavirus, a big chunk of America’s workforce began working at home. Here in Powell, public meetings were held on …
Rash of burglaries underscores the need to lock your vehicles, home Those of us who call Powell home like to believe it is a safe community, and oftentimes, that’s true. The local police blotter frequently features humorous entries — such as a recent …
Amid everything else, find reasons to be thankful There’s no sugarcoating the fact that these are tough times. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed tens of thousands of lives, while the massive effort to slow the new disease’s spread has …
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In our struggles, we are stronger together Like most of you probably feel, I struggle these days to find the energy to turn on the news. I have watched over the last three months as the world has battled this pandemic — and I realize …
The wonder of Yellowstone and the ignorance of tourists Like a lot of things delayed because of this Pandemic, Yellowstone National Park, the oldest of all our national parks, didn’t open on its normal opening time frame as in years past! We all …
God has given us a sound mind Most of us can honestly say that we have never seen times like these. These are extremely difficult times that we are living in. It is hard to see the anarchy that is happening in our nation right …
York is sending our tough guy, Tom Erwin, your way What do coach Craig Bohl, Jay Novacek and Bob Devaney have in common? All three are human bridges between the state of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming football program. There are many …
We must overcome the virus — and misinformation The death toll of the coronavirus pandemic has passed 100,000 here in the land of the free. That’s a lot of people. To put it into Wyoming perspective, it would mean wiping out four of the …
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Letters to the Editor
For the vulnerable in our community
Dear Editor: As the coronavirus slowly sifts its way through our community, it is becoming all too obvious that people in nursing …
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Congress should support full-scale voting by mail
Dear Editor: No one knows how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the safety of in-person voting in the 2020 election. But we …
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In money we trust?
Dear Editor: Our government wants us to believe that it is there to protect and serve the American people. Yet it allows …
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The Hillsboro question
Dear Editor: With all the world’s problems this is but a point in time. A little stream carrying red sand between walls of …
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Clerk wrong to close polling places
Dear Editor: Reducing the number of polling places where county residents have had the ability to vote closer to where they live is …
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